Stripes, green, gold, I love how this one turned out
I know, strange title. This was inspired by a new hairstyle I chose for my character on Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn so it does make sense, honest. It’s a sort of mini tutorial as well on striping tape – mini because I didn’t really take any step by step pictures, just one part way through but it’s enough to give the general idea of how to do it. I’ll post a better one at some point. The polishes I used were both OPI – “Gargantuan Green Grape” is the mint and “Rollin in Cashmere” is the gold.
As always, click the pictures for a larger view.
Start by painting your nails the colour you want your stripes to be. Then once dry seperate off the stripes with your striping tape, making sure to go right over the edge of your nail.
Go over your nails with the top colour. If using quite a thick polish you might only need to do this once, I had to do it multiple times as Gargantuan Green Grape is very sheer; I stupidly got annoyed and did some thick coats too and ended up with air bubbles. Then simply remove your striping tape and finish off with top coat
The finished nails along with their inspiration