Today, I would like to share a Scotch Tape Manicure…on a MAN!
Yup, I once again convinced my friend to let me do some nail art on him. No, he didn’t wear it in public, but he was still a great sport. 😉
This was the first Scotch Tape manicure I’ve ever done, and I was surprised by how easy it was to do!
In case you don’t know what a Scotch Tape manicure is, it’s when you use the tape as a guide to cover certain parts of your nails, so that when you remove those pieces after painting, you’re left with a nifty little design.
I started painting all his nails with gold glitter. Then I applied a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat so we wouldn’t have to wait long for the polish to dry. I applied two pieces of Scotch tape in a pyramid position on each of his nails, and then painted the open-triangle section. I carefully removed the tape, and voila, we got the design you see!
Since it was my first time, I opted to create a simple triangular design on his nails. And I let him choose the colour combination. (Red is his favourite colour, and he liked the way the gold glitter looked underneath.)
Later in this post, my own nails make a brief appearance. 😉 I couldn’t help but try a Scotch Tape manicure on myself using different colours!
Scotch Tape Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of China Glaze I Herd That (Provided by PR)
- 1 coat of Nicole by OPI Please Red-Cycle (Provided by PR)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
And here’s what China Glaze I Herd That from the China Glaze On Safari Collection looks like solo:
Have you ever tried Scotch Tape nail art? Are there some designs you’d like to see me try on my male friend? (Hehe, I’d like to hear your suggestions, and maybe I’ll try them next time!)