Nail Tutorial: Simple Triangles!

I have a simple, but really cute nail tutorial for you today! I just figured it out the other day and have been completely obsessed ever since. I’ve got so many color combos swirling around in my head!

You will need // Two colors of nail polish, plus a top coat, scissors and scotch tape.
Step 1 // Paint your nails one solid color and let dry completely. It is extremely important that they aren’t even remotely tacky.
Step 2 // Rip off ten pieces of scotch tape (one for each nail) and then cut those in half so you have twenty total strips.
Step 3 // Apply one strip of tape crossways, make sure to press down firm.
Step 4 // Apply a second strip of tape across the opposite way.
Step 5 // Paint the tip of your nail, which shouldn’t be taped, in the other color.
Step 6 // Peel off tape & wait for it all to dry!

Some tips:
• Don’t try to use packing tape, it won’t work and you’ll just end up getting mad (experience taught me this one!)
• It is a necessity to wait for each coat to dry before adding another, or applying tape!
• Peel tape off ASAP,  the quicker the better because even if your base coat is completely dry it still might peel if you leave the tape on too long.
• Adding a top coat will blend the two layers so there isn’t a step up to the triangle.
• If you’d like to do the triangle in lighter color than the base coat then try adding a coat of white to the triangle area first.

Have fun! Leave a link in the comments in you decide to blog about your pretty nails after trying the tutorial, I’d love to see!!

Author: Kaylah Stroup

A collector of weird things. Plant Enthusiast. Wanderer. Beachcomber. Forever longing for the desert.

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