Many of us spend a lot of time framing up the perfect shot, take after take. Next, the arduous process of picking out the best possible shot. Then we edit. But we all know that real life isn’t all that picture perfect.
Case in point: this nail art striping design. I spent a lot of time slowly painting each nail with blush polish leaving selected negative space. Following that, I carefully cut and placed each strip of rose gold striping tape. Finally, as any person who wants their work to last would do, I covered each nail with two coats of top coat.
That’s where it all went wrong.
I paint my nails at night after my daughter goes to bed. While they dry, I catch up on things with my phone or computer. Then bed. I always photograph in natural light the next day. This time, the same routine, but when I woke up, the beautiful rose gold striping tape had turned silver. By the time I got home from work the ver next day, the tape had already begun to lift and peel.
For a minute I thought, “Well there goes that design.” However, after thinking more of it, I decided to share even if it isn’t one of those viral pin-worthy designs. I worked hard on this design and want to share it, even if it didn’t last as long as I would have liked.
The thing is this isn’t the first time striping tape has done me wrong. For years I’ve tried to use it for fun designs and it just never lasts long enough to make it worth the work. I’ve tried to research application tips thinking maybe I’ve been using it wrong. Results tell me I’m using it pretty much the same as anyone else. So I think I’m just going to break up with this stuff. Unless you have any tips for me! Don’t be shy, share in the comments!
Polish used: Julep’s Luella