Summer Solstice Scotch Tape Nails

Today was the first official day of summer, and because summer is everything I want and need in life, it called for a celebration. To soak up all the vitamin D possible,Todd and I went for walk to the park by us – which we do often and wouldn’t be all that interesting, except THIS time I had special summer solstice nails. Aw yeah.

I’m actually pretty amazed at how they turned out. Check out those crisp lines! The secret? Scotch tape. Not actually that big of a secret considering I’ve been seeing nail art done using Scotch tape all over Pinterest, but the REAL secret is that it actually WORKS! I thought for sure it would peel the nail polish off, but it doesn’t. Amazing. Pinterest, you win. Scotch tape is Style Alter approved. Or, generic Target brand invisible tape. #budget

TIP: Dull the stickiness of the tape by sticking to the palm of your hand a few times to assure it really won’t pull off your polish.

Start with the lightest color (nude, in my case).

Once that coat has dried, use a piece of tape to block off an area and paint a coat in a new color (tangerine). Peel the tape off right away, don’t wait for it to dry.

Repeat with the last coat (glittery gold). Glittery polishes should be saved for last so you don’t have to try and layer over them.

Around now you will start feeling like this whole thing is taking too long and there’s no way you’ll make it to the end without screwing up. Hang in there, it’s worth it!

Peel off the last layer of tape and…REJOICE!

Hope everyone else enjoyed their first day of summer!

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8 thoughts on “Summer Solstice Scotch Tape Nails

  1. This is amazing! I actually bought nail tape meant for doing nail art, and it peeled the polish off! What a rip, Wish I thought of scotch tape!!!

    • One thing I could say is maybe stick and unstick the nail tape to your hand a couple times to make it less sticky? It’s worth a shot, that was a tip I heard about using the Scotch tape, too.

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