Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday's Manicure: My First Taped Mani

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Hello dear readers,

January is often heralded as the month for trying new things so based on the positive feedback from my first attempt at kawaii nail art, I thought I'd continue trying new things and go for a taped manicure.


 My first step was to paint my nails with two coats of Kiko shade 378 (nail polish names are listed on the website but not on the bottles, what's the point in that?), a soft, dusky mauve shade.  I love Kiko polishes; application is so easy and the quality is great, especially for the price.

 My next step, once the polish was completely dry, was to stick four strips of tape on my accent nail and paint the remaining space with Milani Hi-Res, a purple holographic polish.

 As soon as I painted my accent nail I removed the tape to reveal the results you see in these photos.  My lines weren't as crisp as I would have liked but I think I did pretty well for a first attempt.

What do you think girls?  Are you fans of the taped manicure?

Bye for now,


  1. It's so pretty Æaura - and you are right, why don't Kiko print the name on the bottles...

  2. I love tape manis, and I love yours too! I can't see that the lines aren't crisp; it looks perfect to me :)

  3. I love taped manicures. This is fantastic, I love the shades you picked & your lines look perfect to me!

  4. This looks great! I love tape manis, but I never have enough patient to do them. :D

    1. Thanks! I'm not sure I'd have enough patience to do every nail so I think I'll keep to accent nails for tape manis ;-)

  5. that is a gorgeous tape mani! sooo pretty!

  6. This is soooo cute!!! Very kawaii!

  7. Beautiful color and the accent nail looks so nice!

  8. Congrats on it turning out really well! Tape manis are awesome, I love your one and now I'm thinking I should do more myself!

  9. You did really good! Tape manis are so awesome :D Beautiful polish combination as well ;)


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