Recently, while wasting a lot of time on Pinterest, I came across this great pin.
This awesome idea came from a lovely blog, Oh So Pretty The Diaries. I decided it looked super easy and I would give it a try. I wanted to go for a white, gray and pink combo. So I started off with a couple coats of white, OPI Alpine Snow.
A few hours later after it was completely dry, I put small sections of tape over my nails.
But then I realized I wanted the color on the other side of my nail so I slowly pulled up the tape and moved it. Notice that small section at the bottom of my nail where the polish came off. I now became slightly nervous.
I then painted the exposed portion of my nail bed gray. This was also an OPI color, French Quarter For Your Thoughts.
I decided to be trendy and paint my ring finger a different color. This lovely pink is a ZOYA polish, unsure of the exact color name. Next I let the polish dry.
Now it was time to remove the tape. I peeled the tape very, very slowly. This was the result.
Only my poor little pinky finger turned out.
I have no idea what happened. I don't know if the tape I was using was too strong, if the white polish had too little/too many coats, or if I'm just bad at this sort of thing. I will try it again using different tape, maybe even painters tape. I'll let you know how the second round goes. Right now - I can not recommend this project to you. What a bummer - I really thought this is something I could do.
I'll just have to wait for another nail trick on Pinterest to pique my interest.