Tuesday, February 8, 2011


After attempting my first Scotch Tape mani last week, I was hungry for more. That tends to happen to me a lot. I usually try something, like the results, then repeat over and over and over again. However, I know you probably don't want to see shredded mani's forever, so I switched it up a bit.

Today I went for an over-the-top star-studded mani. It began like this:

Yep, those are cool star cut-outs in Scotch Tape made with star hole-punches (you can get them at any craft store). I began with China Glaze's Strong Adhesion Base Coat. Normally, I don't use a base coat, but after this mistake, I now realize why a base is so essential. After my base, I added 2 coats of China Glaze's Four Leaf Clover. Instead of the usual Seche Vite, I applied a coat of OPI's Radidry Top Coat (thank you Jenny @ Polishology for the recommendation). After that dried for a bit, I stuck the tape on my nails at random spots. I alternated nails and polished in the stars with China Glaze Lemon Fizz and Shocking Pink. As soon as I filled in the stars, I pulled off the tape. I outlined the stars with Milani Art of Silver striper polish and glitzed up the stars with China Glaze Fairy Dust. Finally, I added 2 more coats of OPI's Rapidry Top Coat.

It's a bit over-the-top... but totally fun & spunky, too.

AND, now that I've reached 50 followers (thank you AGAIN :) to Jenny @ Polishology), what do you guys want to win? I have an awesome idea for a giveaway... but let me hear what you think!


  1. What a cute idea, I never thought about using those decorative hole punches like this! I may have to steal this idea at some point. Love how it turned out! :)

    Congrats on reaching 50 followers!

  2. I will be trying this technique very soon! It looks great! Glad to know it works!

  3. This technique is so cool!!!!!! And I LOVE the finished mani! So cute!

    Congrats on 50 followers!! :)

  4. What a great idea to use the punches in the tape!

  5. Hi! New follower. I love this mani! I've tried it before but was super disappointed with the results. Next time (there will be a next time thanks to this post) I will line the stars with another color.

  6. I love it, it is really special an colorful =)

  7. I love the tecnique, with cheap tools and some colours. I already got my Scotch tape. I'll definitely try this when I have some time.


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