I haven't done a real honest to goodness tape mani in a long time. I saw this awesome tutorial from Nailside for some nice v-gaps that I just had to try! After rifling through the bottles to pick some colors I hadn't used in a while, I was ready to go. What I ended up with actually got compliments from the husbandguy, that's pretty rare! Take a look:
- Seche Rebuild base coat / Seche Vite top coat
- Wet n Wild Megalast On A Trip / En Voyage
- Hard Candy Beetle
- Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac
I took a ton of pics but they all looked pretty darn similar for once, so I only put up two. As a side note, holy crap my hands still look so tan! The Nailside tutorial uses more dots than I did but I have dotting issues. I don't have actual dotting tools, just a sewing pin stabbed into a pencil eraser. It works, I just have trouble controlling the size of dots. Either I go too light and they're too small or I accidentally move and push too hard and then it's way too big. I really need to invest in a set of dotting tools with different sizes, it would make life much easier to have consistent sized dots. Even with only three oddly sized dots I loved how this came out. I was super happy with how clean I got my tape lines for once too. Plus it's Beetle, how can you not love that duochrome goodness? Beetle was also on my thumbs for this design in case anyone was wondering.
Do you guys use MacGyver dotting tools or do you have real ones? Which do you prefer?