Easy At Home Nail Art 19 - Striping Tape Nail Art for Beginners

May 10, 2013 Setu 9 Comments

Hi All, here I am with a Guest Post from Daniala from "Why Only for Parties?" and she is helping me out with a nail art I am clumsy at :P. Yes, I get jitters doing nail arts with striping tapes since I rarely get them off neatly. We decided on doing a post swap on each others blog. She liked nail art with straws that I did long back. So I recreated one for her, only it was better than last time (I have improved with practice I guess :P ).

Author: Daniela “Iriel”

Blog Name: Why Only for Parties?

About the Author: I’m Daniela from Buenos Aires, Argentina. On the internet you might find me under my nickname Iriel. I’m currently studying to be a Scientific-Literary Translator, and my blog started as a way to practice my English writing while doing something I’ve always loved: painting my nails with weird colors!

Hello, guys! It’s so nice to meet you all! I want to thank Setu for bear with me because I just couldn’t find time to write this post; the amount of homework my teachers give is unhealthy! And I just can’t paint my nails as often as I used to do :(

Today I’m going to show you my very first nail art featuring striping tapes. This is why it’s very sloppy, so be nice with me! I was very frightened at first, but then it got really fun and learnt a lot from this experience.

These are the items I used:

  • Colorama black polish.

  • Maybelline 869 Exotic Violet.

  • White striping tape (purchased here).

  • Scissors.

  • Tweezers.

  • Base coat.

  • Top coat.

Let’s go step by step:

  • Paint your clean nails with your base coat and let dry.

  • Paint your nails with black polish (or the color you want in the background) and let dry between coats.

  • Cut some pieces of tape to get them ready for your design. Place the tapes in a crosswise angle forming diamonds. First you will have to place all the tapes going from left to right and then all the tapes going from right to left. Don’t mess them because the removal will be a pain.


  • Work on one nail at a time. Don’t rush it! After you have done your design with tape, paint a coat of the color of your choice (remember it should be a well-pigmented polish that will cover your background color completely).

Striping Tape Nail Art for Beginners

  • Right after you have painted that coat, use the tweezers to remove the tape from the last you applied to the first one. Work carefully but fast, you can’t let the polish dry!

  • If you’re happy with your design, let it dry and then finish it with top coat. Have in mind that you can add whatever you want to make you design more awesome, such as dots or glitter.

  • Then move onto the next nail!

Striping Tape Nail Art for Beginners

Striping Tape Nail Art for Beginners

I think it wasn’t that bad being my first attempt! I hope you guys like it this easy design. Let me know what you think and show me your striping tape nail art! The possibilities are endless! Don’t forget to stop by my blog for more :)


  1. This looks amazing :) I just loved it :D

  2. I love striping tape manis. These are simple and cute! Nice job! :)

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