Sunday, December 22, 2013

NOTD - Washi Tape!


I know, I know, two NOTD in a row but honestly, this is so cool I had to show you!

I went to Officeworks to purchase my school books for next year and I found some magical stuff called Washi tape. Having never seen it before in my life, I purchased 5 different patterns for $1 each and figured that I could probably come up with something cool to use it for.

Indeed I have, when I decided to make a Washi Tape NOTD!

This was ridiculously easy and looks so cool. It is perfect for people like me who are useless at nail art in general, because it is simple and looks ever so fancy.

Having said that, I did have some issues with the thumbnail (as you can see) but as it is on the side of the nail it is not too noticeable. The difficulty was because the width of the tape wasn't quite enough to cover my entire thumbnail (but it was alright for all my other nails) and so I had to use two strips.

To apply I simply cut a small square of tape from the roll, applied it directly to my painted nail and then used small nail scissors to trip around the edges so it fit the shape of my nail a little better.

I used a white nail polish as a base coat to make the colours stand out a little more (the Washi tape is slightly translucent).

Sadly, this Washi tape manicure doesn't last long because the edges of the tape start to peel off a little bit, but for a day-long occasion where you want to have fancy nails, this is the perfect solution.

My absolute favourite thing about this though, is that when you are tired of it you simply peel it off leaving a fresh coat of polish underneath that you had as your basecoat which lasts for another week. There is no sticky residue remaining from the tape either. It is like two manicures in one, and allows you to avoid the horrible task of rubbing and rubbing at your nails with strong acetone (which surely cannot be good for you!)


What do you think of my Washi tape nails? Would you give it a shot?



17 comments:

  1. This looks awesome Candice! I never thought to use washi tape for a mani, great idea! xx

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! I'm so pleased with it x

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  2. This is adorable! Such a good idea! Love that it has no sticky residue, all other nail stickers I've tried has. I think a visit to Officeworks is in order..

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    1. I was really impressed that there was no residue left once you take them off. There are so so so many patterns to choose from at Officeworks, and for only $1 each it is so worth it!
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  3. This looks fab! I never thought of this but such a great idea! That's really cheap too, I will get some next time I'm at Officeworks! xx

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    1. Thank you! The price is so wonderful isn't it! x

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  4. This is a great idea, love the pattern you chose as well :) I think I would have a lot of difficulty trimming the tape on my right hand though if I did this haha :P

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    1. It is a little challenging trimming the tape on your opposite hand, I will admit! x

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  5. I have a heap of Washi tape for my card-making, going to have to try some on my nails now :) I've got some nail wraps so might try and precut some to size and see if that works... Have a great Christmas x

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    1. Pre-cutting the tape is a much better idea! I think it will fit to your nail a lot better and save all the hassle of trimming it. Thank you, you too! x

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  6. That is so cool! :D I feel like I'm too lazy to perfectly cut the tape to fit my nails though haha

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    1. You can see that I got a little bit lazy and let it overhang slightly sometimes :) x

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  7. Did you put a top coat over this at all? :)

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    1. Nope, only because I am ridiculously lazy and had no intention of wearing it for more than a day. x

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  8. Super cute! Have you seen Jamberry's nail art studio? You can upload non-licensed images or make your own designs with digital paper and they will print it out on pre-sized vinyl nail wraps that you heat up and apply to wear for 2 weeks and remove with heat. Just imagine all the washi tape designs that would look fabulous on your nails!! Here is the website link: www.angeliina.jamberrnails.net

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