I’ve never been a big fan of striping tape, mostly because I never really got the hang of it. It never leaves the clean lines I am hoping for, it’s really fiddly and forget about using the tape itself in a design. I find it always lifts and peels off the nail, despite top coat. But, because Fabiana set it as a challenge on Nail Art Nation, it’s back for one time only. I paired it with pretty polishes to make myself feel better, aka Holographic Lines.
This week’s prompt on Nail Art Nation was waterfall nails. Fabiana did a great design on a beige base which you can find here. I always like to be a bit different, so I decided to start with a black base and create some Holographic Waterfall Nail Art.
I had a bit of a mani disaster and needed something easy to cover my nails with. I’d already started with a white base so I decided to use a set of Peacock Feather water decals from Milv. I picked these up at the Professional Beauty show in London earlier this year.
This design was part of the Maniswap Circle on Instagram, organised by glacewing (Angela) and natasha_dauncey (Natasha). I recreated noregrets4life_nails (Danielle) who did this Cyber Punk Samurai design. I was recreating it in cornflower blue to make Electric Punk Samurai. The Maniswap Circle specifies a colour each time to use.
If you been in the nail art world recently, you’ll have heard of Swarovski Crystal Pixie. It’s a product of tiny gems or Micro Crystals you can use to encrust your nails for some full on bling. This product is very similar to that, but without the same high price tag. Born Pretty Store markets them as 1.2mm Zircon Micro Rhinestones. You get 300 in a pot for $1.99 and there are four colours available.