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?