How to make pretty starburst nails with tape

pretty starburst nails with tape

I’ve been absent for a bit longer than planned since my holiday but I’m back with a bang today as it’s picture pOlish’s Blog Fest! This will be the second year that piCture pOlish have held Blog Fest which involves dozens (maybe even hundreds) of nail bloggers worldwide. We’re all posting our nail art creations today and 3 of us will be chosen to create a collaboration shade with piCture pOlish. One will be voted for by you guys on Pinterest, one by the participants and the final one will be chosen by the girls at piCture polish!

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I was sent three piCture pOlish shades to work with; Blogger, Hope, and Mad Magenta. I decided to create this starburst design using scotch tape with an accent nail of two coats of Blogger over two coats of Hope. Cutting the tape is definitely the trickiest part of this nail art! At first, it’s difficult to get such tiny strips but once you get the hang of it, it comes easy.

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Step 1: Start with a base coat of white nail polish, I used Barry M White, and apply a fast drying top coat.

Step 2: Cut some very thin triangles out of scotch tape. Aim for about 4-5 triangles per nail.

Step 3: When your base color is completely dry, use tweezers to place the triangles on to your nail working from one corner outwards. Make sure there’s a bit of overhang by the cuticles so you can easily grab it to remove.
Step 4: Paint your second color over the tape.
Step 5: As soon as possible, carefully remove the strips of tape.
Step 6: Finally, add a top coat and use a nail art brush dipped in acetone to clean up any mess around your cuticles.

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