Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tape Easter Eggs

Hello my lovelies! It's the first of May and for us it's a public holiday (labor day) and people are having picnics and barbeques, or they even go to the seaside. I know some other countries have today off too, so if you live in one of them, enjoy this beautiful day! And if you have to go to work, I have some colorful nails to cheer you up. I'm continuing the Easter challenge today and the theme is Easter eggs. I've been wanting to experiment with crafting scissors and tape for a long time, so this was the perfect occasion. Here's what I came up with. 

Last week I went to the store and got 2 pairs of crafting scissors with funky designs on them. I wanted to get some with a chevron pattern but they didn't have them, so instead I got these that have spikes alternating with waves. The other pair I got was also used, but you'll be seeing that design some other time. I won't deny that you need lots of patience with this kind of design, especially with cutting the tiny tape pieces with the not so tiny scissors. But I think the clean lines are totally worth it! 

I started with 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and a coat of Seche Vite. Then I let the nails dry for about 15 minutes before taping them with the pieces of tape that I cut beforehand. I used 5 of my most bright polishes to paint over the nails. The green is China Glaze Four Leaf Clover (it bled a little into the white, not sure why), the purple is Color Club Pucci-licious, the coral is Eyeko Coral, the blue is Barry M Cyan Blue and the purple on the thumb is Barry M Bright Purple. I removed the tape while the colors were still wet and waited for them to dry, then finished with a coat of Seche Vite. If you want a tutorial for this, please tell me in the comments.

These nails made me so happy! I think they do resemble Easter eggs, especially cause my nails are pretty long right now and they have kind of an egg shape. I enjoyed wearing them a lot. Finally, make sure to check out what the other girls have come up with for this challenge: 


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