Yesterday I posted my terrible tape mani. I had used a pink base color and on two fingers, tried using zigzag tape to to a funky French tip. When that didn't work out so well, I was inspired by the colors and shapes to do strawberry nails instead. My mistake bred inspiration that led to a mani I am proud to share. :)
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After this color, I applied a thin coat of NYC Grand Central Station and let my nails dry for about an hour while I edited blog photos and typed up some posts about other manis I had done. For this manicure, I used painter's tape cut with a pair of zigzag craft scissors. I cut the painter's tape and then stuck it to my place mat before applying it to my nails. Then I used a cuticle pusher to be sure the tape was really stuck onto my nails well enough to seal. I pressed down the edges onto my fingers too so nothing was sticking up. Then I used Essence The Green and the Grunge to add green to the tips of my nails.
After cleaning up any spill over green polish, I used a Black Kiss Nail Art Pen to draw in little lines to represent the strawberry seeds. You could use a black polish and toothpick or even a thin black Sharpie to get the same effect. I threw on another coat of NYC Grand Central Station to seal in my design and I was done!
I absolutely love the way these turned out and I am thinking I might actually do them again some time soon! This would be a great way to give new life to any red polish that is starting to chip. Cover the tips with some green and add black lines and you have a whole new look!