Thursday, July 24, 2014
Updating a Tape Mani With an Old Holo
I'm updating one of my first recorded nail art looks, but using a Golden Oldie holo to do it! This original is A England Avalon.. and maybe Camelot. A England polishes are what sucked me into the online world of polish!
I didn't get into polish when it was still easy to get the OPI DS holos, but I have managed to collect a few in the after market. I lusted after OPI DS Original for a while, and was so happy when I got it.
Ah, OPI DS Original. You are so pretty. But you stink to high heaven. That old formula is probably why OPI hasn't redone these amazing holos. Pee-ew!
I discovered this tape in the clearance scrapbooking stuff at Target. I don't think it's Washi tape. It's got a rubbery feel to it, and is thicker than clear tape. I find it works really well for tape manis.
I took cuticle scissors and cut a few different spiky patterns in the tape, applied it to one nail at a time, and painted over the nail with black.
Don't wait too long to remove the tape, or all of the polish will come off. Also, it's helpful to stick the tape to your hand first to remove some of the stickiness. You don't want the tape to pull off the base color.
I love that you can create any kind of spiky look with tape and scissors!
Bottle shot: OPI DS Original, and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.
What do you think about the update?