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Apr 29, 2012, 6:29pm   #16
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What do you think about Megan Miller polish? I am in love with the bottles.
Apr 29, 2012, 6:54pm   #17
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^ You are going to have so much fun with them.
There's a trick I do to keep the striping on, so let me know if you have an issue with the ends curling up.
Apr 29, 2012, 6:55pm   #18
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Originally Posted by kenseysimone
What do you think about Megan Miller polish? I am in love with the bottles.
They're adorable bottles, aren't they? As for the polish, it's pretty good. The pink required three coats, but that's not unusual for a pastel NP. Drying time was OK too. A lovely tPFer sent them to me, and I'm glad she did.
Apr 29, 2012, 6:56pm   #19
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Originally Posted by Necromancer
^ You are going to have so much fun with them.
There's a trick I do to keep the striping on, so let me know if you have an issue with the ends curling up.
Okay! Thank you. :)
Apr 29, 2012, 6:57pm   #20
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Originally Posted by kristin.xo
I love this! Now I may have to look for some too. lol :P
hahaha. Let us know if you gets some.
Apr 29, 2012, 7:35pm   #21
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OOH shiny!!
Originally Posted by Necromancer
Guys, kensey is talking about this stuff:


It comes in different colours and thicknesses and you get perfect lines like these:




Nail art striping tape is available at nail supply stores and also can be found on eBay for cheap. For anyone else interested, just type in nail art tape or nail art striping tape and you'll get lots of results.
kensey, that sounds like a bargain. Did you get different colours?
very pretty! thanks for the tip. will be on the search
May 1, 2012, 11:58pm   #22
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^ post pics if you get some.
May 6, 2012, 12:07pm   #23
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Originally Posted by Necromancer
^ You are going to have so much fun with them.
There's a trick I do to keep the striping on, so let me know if you have an issue with the ends curling up.
Can you share your trick? I did this mani earlier and the tape is lifting a little already!

May 6, 2012, 12:28pm   #24
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OOH shiny!!
Originally Posted by le girl
Can you share your trick? I did this mani earlier and the tape is lifting a little already!

this looks really cute! do you seal it with any top coat? I ordered a bunch from ebay as well, they should be coming soon!
May 6, 2012, 12:31pm   #25
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Originally Posted by pandapharm
this looks really cute! do you seal it with any top coat? I ordered a bunch from ebay as well, they should be coming soon!
Yep, it didn't seem that secure so I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri but I'm not sure if that was a good idea as it can sometimes cause polish to lift (like Seche Vite can). I was a brand new bottle though so maybe it's just the tape!
May 6, 2012, 6:50pm   #26
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Originally Posted by le girl
Can you share your trick? I did this mani earlier and the tape is lifting a little already!

Tricks to getting the striping tape to stay secure:
The first trick is to place the tape onto slightly damp nail polish (ie: NP is still tacky). Make sure you position it correctly first go, because if you move it about it will smudge and drag your NP.
Cut the tape longer than you need it to be...about 1cm excess overhang is fine.
Get some nail glue and a toothpick and add a tiny bit of glue on the side edge of your nail where the tape will go. After you've done that, you need to grab the excess tape ends and "wrap it" around and under your nail. If the tape is near the cuticle, get some nail nippers/clippers (or very fine pointed manicure scissors may work) and cut the tape to length immediately after pressing it into the glue. Keep the end pressed down with a toothpick and count to 10.
For the tape hanging over the end of the nail, you'll need to get a buffer (I always use a sausage buffer) or a soft/medium grit nail file, and file the excess tape off the edge of the nail. File in one direction in a downward motion (if you file at an angled/curved downward motion, that will remove any minuscule bits of tape sticking out which will catching and cause lifting).
Add topcoat, and be sure to go around the edge/rim of the nail with it. That will "seal" it. You can do two coats of topcoat if you wish, but I tend to put a coat of topcoat on every day to keep it in place and the design looking shiny and new. If you do that, the striping should easily last a few days without problems. If you start to get lifting, glue the edges down and seal with topcoat. I've had striping nail art last a week.
Do not add more than a little amount of glue. If there's a noticeable amount of glue piling up around the tape leaving bumps, you'll need to wipe it off with a cotton bud/q-tip. Do this quickly and carefully. You'll eventually get to know exactly how little glue to add after you've done this a few times.
Another trick to keeping striping tape secure is to add a rhinestone (or several) on top of it. This is especially good to do in the cuticle area because you won't have the problem of the stones falling off as easily as if they were on the end of your nail. Secure stone(s) on top of your tape with a tiny drop of clear topcoat, put stone(s) in place, and go over the nail with topcoat. (for example, see the pic below - the tuxedo on the left, I added three stones to secure the tape in place.)
If it's all too hard to understand, please let me know. If I get time today, I'll take some pics of what I mean.
May 6, 2012, 8:05pm   #27
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Originally Posted by Necromancer
Tricks to getting the striping tape to stay secure:
The first trick is to place the tape onto slightly damp nail polish (ie: NP is still tacky). Make sure you position it correctly first go, because if you move it about it will smudge and drag your NP.
Cut the tape longer than you need it to be...about 1cm excess overhang is fine.
Get some nail glue and a toothpick and add a tiny bit of glue on the side edge of your nail where the tape will go. After you've done that, you need to grab the excess tape ends and "wrap it" around and under your nail. If the tape is near the cuticle, get some nail nippers/clippers (or very fine pointed manicure scissors may work) and cut the tape to length immediately after pressing it into the glue. Keep the end pressed down with a toothpick and count to 10.
For the tape hanging over the end of the nail, you'll need to get a buffer (I always use a sausage buffer) or a soft/medium grit nail file, and file the excess tape off the edge of the nail. File in one direction in a downward motion (if you file at an angled/curved downward motion, that will remove any minuscule bits of tape sticking out which will catching and cause lifting).
Add topcoat, and be sure to go around the edge/rim of the nail with it. That will "seal" it. You can do two coats of topcoat if you wish, but I tend to put a coat of topcoat on every day to keep it in place and the design looking shiny and new. If you do that, the striping should easily last a few days without problems. If you start to get lifting, glue the edges down and seal with topcoat. I've had striping nail art last a week.
Do not add more than a little amount of glue. If there's a noticeable amount of glue piling up around the tape leaving bumps, you'll need to wipe it off with a cotton bud/q-tip. Do this quickly and carefully. You'll eventually get to know exactly how little glue to add after you've done this a few times.
Another trick to keeping striping tape secure is to add a rhinestone (or several) on top of it. This is especially good to do in the cuticle area because you won't have the problem of the stones falling off as easily as if they were on the end of your nail. Secure stone(s) on top of your tape with a tiny drop of clear topcoat, put stone(s) in place, and go over the nail with topcoat. (for example, see the pic below - the tuxedo on the left, I added three stones to secure the tape in place.)
If it's all too hard to understand, please let me know. If I get time today, I'll take some pics of what I mean.
Thank you so much, so many great tips! I'm definitely going to get my hands on some nail glue and rhinestones and do some experiments. I'll be trying out your tuxedo design too, it's adorable
May 6, 2012, 8:35pm   #28
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^ Thanks.
If you do all of the above, you won't get the tape peeling back in a matter of minutes. Good luck with your experiments. You'll get the hang of it after a few attempts.
Jul 18, 2012, 8:52pm   #29
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i needed to know this also thanks everyone!
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