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DIY Nail Art with Tape!

As you know, I’m a fan of nail art. I love everything about it. Many of you requested a tutorial on how I do my nails so I showed you how to create trendy nails using a nail stamper. This time, I’m showing you another technique that I’ve come to adore; nail art using Scotch Tape!

Here’s how to DIY…

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It’s really simple!!

You’re going to need:

  • Two Nail Polish Colors (you decide; just make sure the one you want on top is darker).
  • Scotch Tape
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Another person to adhere your strips to your non-dominant hand

The first thing you want to do is paint your nails with the color that you’d like to show through. I used a sparkly blue.

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Now, make sure your nails are completely dry before you move on to the next step! The tape WILL take your bottom color off if they’re not!

Take a piece of tape and use your scissors to cut thin strips. *Cut enough for all of your fingers, you don’t want to do this once you’ve started paining your second coat.

Place strips in any direction you wish on your nails. I taped mine diagonally to create stripes.

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Once all of your stripes/designs have been created with your tape, use a darker shade of polish to paint over your first coat.

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You can do your best Edward Scissorhands impression now! 😉

Once your topcoat of nail polish is dry, simply peel off the strips of tape and enjoy your nail designs!

Wasn’t that easy!!

Your designs are only limited by your imagination! I’m already thinking of a few for the holidays!

Thanks for reading!

Be sure to check out all our other great DIY projects on Pinterest and don’t forget to pin this one while you’re there! 🙂



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