This was THE most infuriating manicure I’ve ever done. My first time using striping tape and including negative space too and I learned a few new things about myself and the world. What do you know!
1. I’ve apparently been an active alcoholic for the past 50 years. No hands should be shaking this way without a long tumultuous history with drinking.
2. Repeating ‘fuck, fuck, fuck’ in your head over and over again does not improve the situation or your perception of it.
3. When 3/5 of the job are done (aka 6 nails are taped) I stop saying ‘The end result had better be worth it’ and instead start threatening the mentioned end result, elegantly proclaiming ‘You’d better be stunning, little fucker.’
4. Somewhere between my brain and hands, on a neural pathway far away, straight gets hijacked and replaced with skewed.
That’s about it. I hope you like this one. Lots of nailporn, sun was out. Of course, for the first time using striping tape I chose to use the hardest pattern – for me, straight evenly-spaced uniform lines on every nail are so much more difficult to execute than abstract patterns, no matter how complicated.
However, I’m so happy with the negative space peeking through – I love seeing it on others’ nails and it’s so much fun on mine.
The colours were picked way before I decided to use striping tape – I just loved the idea of this combo!
corally red – Sinful Colors Timbleberry (that name! <3)
shimmery grey – Sinful Colors Slate
Have you ever tried negative space or striping tape before? Were you prompted by OMD2? : )