This manicure was my first attempt at using striping tape in any way, shape or form. I ordered silver striping tape on a whim when I was placing an order on Trans Design. I thought it would be fun.
I was wearing Avon Cosmic Nail Enamel in Eclipse which has holographic shimmer. The silver striping tape looked really good with the shimmer.
A couple of things I learned when I was using the striping tape. 1. Make sure the base polish is completely dry before adding the tape. And 2. Use a thicker top coat (I used NYC Extra Shiny Top Coat) to prevent the striping tape from lifting off the nail.
I really loved this manicure. And as a bonus, adding a line down the middle of the nail is very flattering. It makes the nails (and fingers) appear longer.
As always, there are swatches below the jump 🙂