Happy Hump Day!
This was a relatively ambitious one. I used nail tape to achieve the plaid design. I’m in a love hate relationship with nail tape at this point. Has anyone else used it? How do you get it to not want to peel off after a few days?! Apparently multiple coats of top coat are not enough? Anyway…
In addition to a top and base coat , I used:
- OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay (from the San Francisco Collection)
- Silver Nail Tape
- Cuticle Nippers to cut the tape to length
To start, after a base coat I painted each nail with two coats of Keeping Suzi At Bay. Once dry, I started, one nail at a time, by cutting short strips of nail tape, and taping them on my nail in the pattern above to create a plaid effect. I used cuticle nippers to cut the nail tape in strips that were initially a bit longer than the area I needed them to cover. Once I placed the tape, I used cuticle nippers to cut it to the right length. Then one, two, three coats of top coat (!! – I had to get the tape to stay stuck down!) and I was ready to go.
They took me a while, but I think it was worth the effort (although some people might start to think I have too much time on my hands…)