Washi Tape Nail Art is an easy way to step up your manicure, and the best part is that no special techniques are required!
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I love nail art. It’s such a fun way to add a unique touch to a manicure.
I’m not sure where I first saw washi tape used in a manicure, but it immediately caught my attention. It’s such an ingenious way to add intricate designs to your nails.
For this Washi Tape Nail Art, I covered one nail on each hand with washi tape and painted the other nails a coordinating shade.
However, you could cut out strips of washi tape or even part of the design, such as a flower. The possibilities are endless, and I can’t wait to experiment with other tapes!
How to Create Washi Tape Nail Art
Want to try your own Washi Tape Nail Art? Here’s what you’ll need:
- nail file
- base coat (I love Orly Bonder.)
- washi tape
- quick dry top coat (I use Seche Vite.)
- nail polish (I used Zoya Kendal.)
Start by shaping your nails with the nail file. If necessary, gently push back your cuticles. Then cover your nails with the base coat.
Trim a piece of washi tape to fit the base of your nail. Make sure to take the design into account when cutting out the tape.
Carefully apply the washi tape to your nail. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles with a fingernail, making sure the tape is completely adhered to your nail.
Don’t worry if it’s not 100% perfect, because the top coat will disguise minor flaws.
Tip: it’s really important that the tape sticks to your nail, especially around the edges. If the tape loses its stickiness, take a new piece and start over.
Cut the washi tape even with the top of your nail.
Smooth any rough tape edges with a nail file, if needed.
Apply a couple coats of the quick dry top coat.
Make sure to go over the edges of the washi tape. The tape needs to be completely coated and sealed to your nail. That way it won’t come off when you wash your hands.
Apply nail polish to your other nails, then finish with another layer of top coat.
I just love how this Washi Tape Nail Art turned out. It’s so easy!
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I’d like to try a floral pattern next … or maybe polka dots.
There are so many possibilities with this easy Washi Tape Nail Art technique!