Do it yourself guide for striping tape nail art

Friday, June 13th 2014. | Nail Designs

If you are an enthusiast of nail designing, then you must have heard about striping tape nail art. This is a popular form of nail art and one can really get as creative as they want with it. Going to nail art studios to get such nail art done is often the most common route taken by all. This is because, most consider such nail designs to be too hassling to do at home. But the reality is different. With the right kind of guidance, you can easily do these beautiful designs at home and save yourself a lot of money. Regardless of the look you want to create, it is possible to do it all by yourself. The guide below tells you how.

Striping tape nail art

Striping tape nail art

Get the striping tapes you want

Now before you can get on with the designing, you need to decide what kind of designs you are looking for. Say you want to do a color blocking design. In that case get the striping tapes that will complement well with your nail polish color. Availing striping tapes for the nail designs is not so difficult either. You can buy specialized striping tapes for nail art in any beauty store. These tapes come in stick on variety. You can buy multiple types of such tapes in order to have more options

Striping tape nail art

Striping tape nail art

Prepare your nails for the designing

Let us begin with the designing process. the first step is to clean your nail and buff it so that the surface is smooth. Smooth surface means the striping tape will stick properly, without any bumps. Now apply a base coat on your nails. The base coat is important for protecting your nails. After the base coat dries up, apply the nail polish of your choice. As stated once before, the nail polish must be of a color that contrasts well with the striping tape you will be using. Apply an even and smooth coat of the nail polish.

Striping tape nail art

Striping tape nail art

Applying the striping tape

It is important to wait until your nail polish is completely dry, before going ahead with the next step of the nail art. Now, the striping tape comes with adhesive of its own. So all you have to do is stick it on in the pattern you wish to. Once the tape is securely placed, apply the next nail color on one half of the nail. Let it dry completely. Once dry, just pull out the striping tapes. What you will get is a beautiful stripe pattern of the previous color in midst of the latter color. Now repeat this process with the rest of the nails.

Striping tape nail art

Striping tape nail art

The finishing touch

Once you are done removing the tapes let your nail paint dry a bit more. Thereafter, just finish it up with a top coat on your nail. Applying the top coat is important, as it makes the nail look smoother and also helps it dry up quickly, thereby preventing the nail art from ruining. This concludes your guide to nail art with striping tapes. 

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Striping tape nail art

Striping tape nail art

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nail designs using striping tape creative

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