Lattice

14 May

Do you ever have one of those days where you need to do something to your nails so you have something to post, but you really love the mani you’re wearing?  I really didn’t want to take off this pink and orange gradient.  I love how bright and colorful it is.  I could be an air traffic controller with these nails.  I heart them!

I really needed to do something to post for you guys today though.  I was sitting on the couch thinking about this dilemma and it came to me.  This lattice tape mani.  This baby was a pain in the you know what!  I’m glad I chose to only do it as an accent.  I started out trying to do this with Scotch tape, but couldn’t cut it thin enough or straight enough.  So I busted out the striping tape.  I wish striping tape was stickier.  I had a hard time getting it to stick around the edges.

Once I got all the tape placed and tucked in to the edges, I polished a coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather, then carefully pulled off each strip of tape one at a time.  I love this, especially over a bright gradient.  However, I probably won’t be doing this again any time soon, just because it was a bit of a hassle.

6 Responses to “Lattice”

  1. Babs La Goffe May 14, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    What days did you do this? It seems out of sync sometimes. Also, how late do you post these?

    • TopCoatIt May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      I post once a day. My posts are published at 8am eastern time, 5am Pacific. Yes, I often post out of order. I actually did the water color mani before the pink and orange gradient, but posted them in the opposite order.

  2. everysensory May 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I love that effect! And how well you’ve done it , you even have the lattice diamonds on the EDGE of your nail. Wow. *speechless*

  3. SeeSarah Swatch May 15, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    girl!! this is insane! i love it!

  4. Erin Elizabeth May 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    I love it – awesome idea.

  5. Janelle Monique May 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    This is so cute! I want to try something similar, but with multiple colors like a rubik’s cube.

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