I found these swatches this morning! They were supposed to be for a guest post but I changed my mind at the last minute and went for a different design :P I've been playing around with striping tape for a while so I thought I'd pop these up. Plus I really miss my long nails :( My nubbins never look good with nail art.
P2 color victim in artful (which I love by the way!) and I really wanted to keep it on for another day so I thought it was a great opportunity to break out the striping tape. I really wanted to try a pattern that I see on stamping plates so the criss-cross design seemed perfect for a first go.
I did change it about a bit on each nail just to see which angle would work best. I actually really like the fact that each nail has the same pattern but with different sized diamonds.
I just use the cheap old striping tape off of ebay that I posted HERE. It really doesn't matter. Just pull it off the second you paint on the polish and you will get a clean like. I use a cuticle nipper to pull the tape off and it works far better. Even a tweezers would do the job.
I added on Catrice Acid/Dc as the second colour. I think the colour combination works really well. Plus I am in love with accent nails at the moment. Lately I've been keeping my thumb as my accent nail just to switch it up a bit.
I love playing around with striping tape but it always leaves such a mess afterwards. The tape sticks to everything!!
What nail do you normally use as an accent nail?