Good evening dear friends and welcome to the second DIY tutorial I ever did here! The first one is almost a whole year away, and it's finally time for a new one, don't you think?
Since I am a part-time nail polish addict (which means that I have my times when I adore it and also when I cannot stand it, weird I know), I thought it would be a nice idea to present you a "new" way of nail art I "discovered". I was looking all over the pinterest and tumblr if there is anyone who had the same idea as I did, but somehow I couldn't find anything exactly the same. There are many people who do this with gel and UV lamps, but that is not what I had in mind.
Oh, and do I need to mention that this is extremely simple and that you won't need more than five minutes?
With that being clear, let's go ahead and jump into everything!
First thing that you will need is a clear nail polish for your base (yeah I know that the bottle says TOP COAT but I use it for the base too) and a fabric tape of your choice. By the way, to clear all misunderstandings your tape has to be self-adhesive, very important! I purchased mine on daily like's web page, but they are available all over ebay and etsy too. So, no worries!
Now that you have your necessities, the next thing that you will have to do is to cut out the designs that you want. Like shown in the picture below.
After you have done that, turn around each of your tape pieces and draw the contours of your nail bed. It does not have to be perfect, but the more accurate you do it, the better it will look in the end. And don't worry if you mess up something, you have plenty of tape left, don't you? :)
Now cut out along the lines that you have drawn. Oh, and don't bother yourself with the length of the tape, we will get to that in the end.
And now the fun part! The advantage of fabric tape is that it's a lot more flexible than any other nail art sticker. You don't have to worry if it sticks together or anything like that because it's pretty easy to undo any mistake. The tape is also a little elastic so if you need a little more width or length you can pull a little and it will fit. After you have stuck on your tape, it's time to cut out the rest at the top of your nail which you don't need anymore!
Be careful while cutting because (and this is the only disadvantage of fabric tape) it's a little tricky to file the fabric. But it's possible! So try to follow the line of your nail, and everything will be perfect. For better results use small nail scissors.
You also don't need any top coat. If you use any tape which is a little silky it will have it's own shine. Mat tapes look also awesome, if you ask me. So, if you have done everything correctly (but I don't see any space for not doing it right) it should look something like this!
So what do you think? Have you ever done anything similar? Would you give it a try?
Until next time!