Monday, April 4, 2011

First Scotch tape french

I'm a little behind in the nail blogosphere . . . I just tried my first scotch tape french, and it was fun. I started with a base coat of Zoya Marley. This was my very first time using Zoya. The formula was quite thick and opaque in 2 coats. I will have to get used to their formula. It's so different from $OPI, for example which requires a million coats on me.
Zoya Marley

So, now for the tips. I thought OPI Ink would complement the pale lilac of Marley.
Zoya Marley with OPI Ink tips
Zoya Marley, OPI Ink, Orly Love Each Other

This came out better than I expected. Here are some things I learned:
1. Since the scotch tape leaves such a straight line, I think the nails should be filed as square as possible.
2. Wait longer than you want before doing the scotch tape because it will smudge the base coat a little. However, the topcoat will smooth that out a bit.
3. Stick the tape to your arm or hand a few times to cut-down on the stickiness to avoid marring the base coat.
4. Take that tape off as soon as you paint the tips.

I must credit Chloe's Nails for inspiration!

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