Friday, January 25, 2013

Tape Manicure with Illamasqua Prosperity

What can I saw I'm really loving these Illamasqua Rubber polishes, since buying them I've already pulled them out for 3 different manicures! I usually don't pull out something again once I've used it so I'm glad to be getting some use out of these!! The base I'm wearing under the purple is Lynnderella Billet Doux . I knew I wanted to do some nail art but I didn't know what I was going to do. I sat at my desk and I went to pull a file out when I saw the nail striping tape.... light bulb went off! I've done a few tape manis here and there and at first it was something I was scared of but I've come to terms with it and it's not so scary anymore. This is my first elaborate tape design. hah More like the first manicure where I used a bunch of tape! I went with Prosperity for a few reasons. I liked the idea of a matte on top and a shiny glitter on the bottom and how that would create a texture and almost make the glitter below looks like it was liquid fire. I also knew that the purple would dry rather quickly. I wore this manicure for a few days and on the last day I threw on a top coat just to see what it would look like. I admit I liked the matte better because it gave it some texture depth and plus the Rubber finish on the Prosperity is just awesome!

I haven't done many tape manicures but here's a few things I've learned or at least noticed. Before applying tape to your nail make sure that your base is completely dry. If not then when you pull the tape off it will basically pull off the pain under it. I would recommend not taping a manicure until the next day or two.. I consider a tape manicure a good way to recycle a polish you're getting tired of seeing. As far as pulling off the tape it's best to do once the nail is dry, once again if the polish hasn't had a chance to dry then when you pull your stripping tape off it can bleed into your crisp lines. i usually wait a good 10 mins or so. Last tip.. if you have a criss cross of tape on your nail be sure that you pay attention to which piece of tape is on top, trying to pull a piece that's under another one can cause a mess so just pay attention. 

Tape manicures are quickly becoming a favorite of mine I used to be so scared of them but I've started to embrace them and they are showing me the love back.  I'm glad I took this risk because I love my results!! 

Ps I included some pictures where I had the nails taped off and then a pic of where I painted the purple over.... don't they look like purple bugs with white legs?? 



  1. super duper love it !

    I wanna ask you.. When you peel of the tape? when the nail polish still wet or wait it till dry?

    I always fail when make this :(

    Thank you ^^

  2. Rossy, you wanna pull it off when it's dry. if it's still wet then the paint can shift or smudge into your crisp new lines. It doesn't have to be bone dry but dry enough to where it doesn't look like the paint is wet anymore. have fun with it and if you mess u there's always next time! Thank you for the love

  3. hah the only time i like the idea of having purple beetles on my nails!!! Thanks love!

  4. That is amazing. I had read to pull the tape off immedi and did in my last tape mani. It went ok...but my tape is super narrow. Where did you get yours?


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