Brown striping tape nail art

I’ve been wanting to do a striping tape nail art for a while now, but I never saw those tapes in stores here. Thanks to the Born Pretty Store I finally got a chance to try it :) Here’s my very first striping tape nail design:

Brown striping tape nail art

I got 3 rolls of striping tape in brown, pink and red colors. I was surprised to see how much tape the rolls have, I doubt I’ll run out of it any time soon.

Striping tape lines for nail art

The tape is made from a very thin shiny foil, and its width is about 1mm. If you look at it from the side, you’ll see it’s almost transparent:

Striping tape line

There are lots of nail designs that can be done with striping tape, from french tips and neat even stripes to color blocking and complex nail art. I decided to start with something simple, like a french mani with some extra decor.

Nude nail art with grey

This self adhesive tape was very easy to work with. I just unrolled it a bit, cut a piece, and then stuck down to my nails (once the polish was completely dry). Then I used my manicure scissors to cut the tape close to the sides of the nails so there wasn’t any hanging off. As for the background, I used neutral colors as I wanted the striping tape to stand out and shine nicely :) I applied a coat of a clear top to seal the design and to see if the tape changes the color. Nothing bad happened :)

The list of products I used for my nail art with the brown striping tape line:

  • Lumene #7 Small Island – a nude creme (2 coats)
  • Rimmel #805 Grey Matter – grey nail polish with creme finish
  • Brown striping tape
  • Thin nail art brush

Striping tape nail design with grey on nude

This brown striping tape can be found in the Born Pretty online store under nail art decorations. The price is $1.90 per 1 roll with free worldwide shipping, but if you use the code MARIX31 during checkout you will receive 10% off your purchase. I don’t get any commission money if you use the code, it’s purely for you to pay less, and for Born Pretty Store to know how you found them. The code works for all products in the shop. I placed a banner with it on the side bar, so feel free to use it any time you want  :)

As always, thank you for reading! xxx

*The striping tapes were sent to me for review

19 Comment

  1. This is one of the prettiest striping nail art mani’s I have seen!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      *blush* thank you so much Maria! I’m glad you like the design! :)

  2. This is looking very elegant I like it :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you :) I tried not to overload the design with bright colors..

  3. coco says: Reply

    So so so pretty ! and a wondeful idea -have to steal it :p-
    Have a nice day!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Coco! You are most welcome to steal it :D
      Good day to you too :)

  4. Hannah says: Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combination, and it’s so neat and clean. Beautiful!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Hannah! I’m glad you liked the neutral color combo :) Lumene Small Island is a lovely nude.

  5. Súper bellas!!!


    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Maripi :) kisses back x

  6. Anutka says: Reply

    Beautiful Mari! I love the color combination and the clean design! :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thanks! Happy you like the design :)

  7. The end result is very beautiful and neat :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy ;)

  8. Simona says: Reply

    Love, love, love!!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you and thank you! :))

  9. I have been playing with striping tape as well my huge problem is it starts to lift soon after I’m done with my mani. Maybe I need to do multiple coats of top coat not sure- this is gorgeous!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Oh I know what you mean. The glue on those tapes is not that strong to keep them on nails for long, that’s why I always top coat tape designs with at least 1 thick coat. Also, before applying the top coat, I always make sure that the tape is firmly fixed to my nails and there’s no even tiny gaps under it..

  10. Nidia says: Reply

    This is exquisite! love it.

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