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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tip Top Nails and Striping Tape Technique

I received this great duo from Tip Top Nails South Africa and I could not be happier.  I have recently found their Facebook page and Love it.  They have had several contests giving everyone an opportunity to win some of their goodies and most importantly, they are constantly posting top tips about nail care and techniques.  Be sure to check them out.  Their staff is super friendly to all of their Facebook fans and always answer your questions and concerns!

Tip top nail polishes are 4-free polishes, long wearing and chip resistant, I thought of it to be too watery at first, but then applied it and it is perfect.  The size of the brush is perfect and its tip is shaped more like a square than the usual wide-end triangular shape other brushes have.  I didnt mind this at all.  Worked like a charm.  They have a wonderful array of colors look at the Iced Almond below: 2 coats!  has a pearly finish super elegant I had a brainstorm of ideas for bridal and other fun manicures.

 Speaking of fun:  Here's my first attempt inspired by Tip Top Nails as this technique has been featured on their page for a few days and they are currently having a candy-cane nail art contest.

First be sure to apply a good base coat.  I am using Tip Top Nail Build, then apply the underlying color, I am using Tip Top Iced Almond.  Now, the fun part... apply the stripping tape in whatever direction you want.  Be creative!!
 And cover you nails and the stripping tape with a second color.  I am using the gorgeous "Sitting Pretty" from Tip Top! once dried, carefully remove the tape and ...

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  1. this is such a great idea, i cant wait to get my nail tape and try mani's with it.


    1. thank you ,.. although my right hand will never look as good as left hand it's a lot of fun!!!!!!!! I will be posting more ideas shortly =)

  2. Very pretty. I love Tip Top and Joan is such a sweetheart!

    1. She really is!!! =) one of the few companies that has their owner interact with their fans PERSONALLY <3