- Start with a dry, painted nail. Place a length of striping tape on the nail diagonally from one corner of the nail bed to the opposite corner of the nail’s tip.
- Cross the second length of striping tape on the remaining corner of the nail bed to its opposite corner on the nail’s tip, creating an X with an apex at the center of the nail bed.
- Place the bottom tip of the next length of striping tape just above the apex of the X you’ve made. Make sure that this length of tape is parallel to the one next to it.
- Repeat step three, but in the opposite direction. Be sure that your bottom corners match and that both lengths are approximately the same distance from the starting X!
- Repeat steps 3-4 in each window surrounding your X.
- (Optional) Trim down the ends of your striping tape. I highly recommend leaving a slight overhang near the tip, so you have a little tab to pull up when it’s time to remove the tape.
- Apply your nail polish of choice over the top.
- Immediately remove the striping tape by lifting & peeling it off with tweezers or (gently!) with cuticle nippers – DO NOT WAIT FOR THE POLISH TO DRY! If you wait for the polish to dry, you’ll peel it off along with your striping tape. Finish it off by painting on a topcoat and cleaning it all up!
And VOILÁ! You have a standout Art Deco geometric mani.
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