Friday, 27 September 2013

The Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC Day 3 - Tape Mani

Greetings All!

Today's theme is stripes, and even though I did pinstripes last week for the TPC, I really want to practice them! I love a pinstripe manicure - they're so eye-catching, and personally I think they look really impressive! So I'm having another practice today (heads up - there is also a 'stripes' theme, and I plan to do pinstripe for that too!).

So here is my tape manicure.

I think I'm improving! In my mind, there are three main 'elements' to a pinstripe manicure - getting the lines straight, getting them evenly spaced, and preventing them from bleeding. I very nearly have the first and last somewhat mastered, I just need to take my time a bit more when I'm lining them up.

The base is Sleek Polish in Millionaire, and I painted over it with Sinful Colors Mesmerize. Both of these polishes are untried! I was going for a nautical, navy and gold look, but I think it's ended up looking more Egyptian!

The 33DC returns on Monday!


  1. Beautiful! Great job and very pretty.

  2. this is gorgeous!! and it makes me think of humbugs :)

    1. Thank you!

      I did a black and white one once - that was very humbuggy!

  3. I really am liking that navy polish!

    1. It's nice. In some lights it's quite purple-y though.


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