Thursday, May 31, 2012

Born Pretty Store - Striping Tape - Design & Review

Reviewing another product from the Born Pretty Store. This time it's the Striping Tape you can find here in a pack of 12 different colors for $6.29. I've recently seen a lot of new nail art looks that are featuring striping tape, so I was excited to try it myself. 
I wanted to recreate this look in particular. Her's was much neater and better photographed, but this isn't a contest, right? Enjoy.
I used the gold striping tape from Born Pretty. The polishes I used were Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud, China Glaze For Audrey, and Essie Navigate Her.


As far as a review goes.... The tape was very easy to use. Same concept as using Scotch Tape on your nails, but without the pain of having to cut it into tiny strips. I just cut off a small section big enough that it would over lap the edge of my nail. Then I came in close with a pair of cuticle nippers to cut it exactly to the edge. The tape adheres well and lies flat under top coat. I didn't have any trouble until day 2 of my manicure when the topcoat had worn off some and the edges of the tape were exposed and started getting caught on everything.
I also got some Bullion Beads from Born Pretty, that's coming up next!
And you can get 10% off by using my coupon code!

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24 comments:

  1. love this look!! I need to get some striping tape!!!!

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  2. i love it!! makes me want to get some

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  3. I love it! The polishes you used are gorgeous. Compliment each other perfectly.

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  4. I have a question about the tape.. Did you find it difficult after putting it on and using a top coat, that it would flair up at the tips and not stay? If not, what did you do!? :D Thanks!

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  5. Soo pretty, love it. The colours you've used are beautiful.

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  6. I love how you used the tape and that color combo is beautiful!

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  7. This looks so classy! Very pretty!

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  8. I love this, it's so simple and elegant. I just got striping tape the other day, and I can't wait to use it!

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  9. This look is so cute! I really like it and you did a great job!

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  10. Looks great! I think I will look for that kind of tape as well :D

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  11. This turned out really nice!

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  12. those tape designs look stunning!

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  13. Lovely! I've always found these want to curl up at the ends which ruins a beautiful manicure. I wonder if a touch of super glue at the ends would make it last a few days longer?

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  14. Amazing job! I couldn't ever think in nails like that. Great job!! Kisses

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  15. Soooo pretty!!!! Love your color choices!

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  16. Loved it!
    I wonder how did you divide the colors? Did you use scotch tape color by color or how else did you do it?
    I had tried a nautical style last week with the scotch tape, not easy to cut them all the same width but in the end it was ok. I was looking for these striping tapes but they don't have it here in Belgium yet... shame!
    About the edges of the tape, I only had problem with them after the 4th day... it must have something to do with the top coat I use (a brazilian one). My manicure normally lasts 7 days, and they only start peeling off around the 6th day.

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    1. I just freehanded the color sections with the brush from the polish bottle itself. The lines didn't have to be exact because the striping tape covered minor flaws. :) Thanks for the tip about topcoat, I'll have to experiment with a different one next time around!

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  17. i love this!!! how did you section the colors?

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    1. I just freehanded the color sections with the brush from the polish bottle itself. The lines didn't have to be exact because the striping tape covered minor flaws. :)

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