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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ask and you shall receive!!

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments on my previous post. Since almost all of you asked for a tutorial, I did one, just for you guys. It was a quickie though, and I was forced to use what I had in my purse, and I LOVE this! So thanks to you guys, I have a mani, that just might last more than 2 hours!

For this tut, I used LA Splash Golden Seahorse and just my normal black
Ready for all the pics......

This was how I started it


Then I cut 5 VERY thin strips of scotch tape


Then I placed them on my nail. Yeah, it's a tad off center, oh well :). I started with one down the center, then placed the 2 next to that, then the other 2. Just make sure you rub the tape, a little hard, to make sure all the strips are completely down.



Once you're certain they are all in place, polish your top color on


Remove ASAP, when you're done, and you will get this


Then add your top coat, and I always use SV. Ta da, you're done!!




















I hope this helps you guys!!!

123 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Master tape manicurist!! Lol!! It's lovely and golden seahorse is crazy gorgeous!! :D

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  2. OMG!! Thank you very much.
    I will try it.

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  3. man.. these look hot !!
    i wish i had the patience to do these.. but looking how hot this looks i want to throw my lack of patience out the window and give it a try .. hope it would turn out good too..

    thanks for the tutorial :D

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  4. I knew I always loved Scotch Tape (a bit of a stationery fiend...) but now I see why it deserves such love! This is marvelous! I will DEFINITELY be trying this technique.

    Fab, fab, fab!

    Clever Rabbit Beauty Blog
    Polish. Potions. Whatever.

    x

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  5. Love the manicure. Need to try it soon.
    That golden seahorse is gorgeous. Wow.

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  6. cool tutorial and great mani :)

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  7. Thank you for the tut! I love that Golden Seahorse color, too. <3

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  8. Thanks for this one! I love your tape-manicures and I just have to try them by myself too as soon as I manage to find some tape!

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  9. Beautiful! I need that Golden Seahorse! Was it LE? Or still available?

    Thanks
    Brittany

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  10. Great tutorial. I will definitely try it.

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  11. Fantastic! Thank you so much for the tutorial, I'm definitely gonna try it!

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  12. Thank you for the tutorial. that is so awesome!

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  13. OMG Amazing. I hope you don't mind when I totally try this!!! I love that glitter you used on your ring finger.

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  14. i did it!!! right away i love it :) http://thatssofresh.blogspot.com/2011/01/thats-hot-pink.html

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  15. Thanks you guys!! I really hope this helps, and that you guys try it out! Trust me, it's really easy!

    Let them have Polish, we're close right? Good, cause from now on, I'm calling you, LTHP, lol. Oh please do, I hope you like it!!

    ThatsSOfresh, That looks great!!! Love pink and black together!!!

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  16. you are SO awesome! a friend sent me your link because she knows how much i love doing my nails. i never thought of just using tape - genius! i don't keep an updated blog on my nails but i did do a post on em, if you have time you can check it out. i have designs on there too!

    http://missminh.livejournal.com/106998.html

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  17. Awe-some!! Thank you so much! I'm totally trying this!! And the colour combination is again a perfection. I hope you don't get tired of hearing that. :D

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  18. This is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!! I can't wait to try this look ;)

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  19. Awesome tutorial! Thank you so much

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  20. You always pull these amazing manis out of thin air, and I immediately want to steal your ideas. XD

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  21. Thanks you guys!!!!!

    missminh, well tell your friend I said Thanks!!! I'm glad you like my blog. I LOVE the strawberry mani and he laced up shoes!!!

    Ulmiel, Thanks!! I never get tired of it, makes me feel better knowing you all like what I do!!

    Kendal, haha, please do steal them, that's whay I post, to give other polishers ideas!

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  22. omg, this is so pretty!! definitely want to try it out! and the color is really pretty too!

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  23. Good golly. O.O

    You sure work wonders with merely Scotch tape and nail polish! I'm going to try this! : D

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  24. thanks so much, this is just great :-)

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  25. Thanks for the tutorial! You make it look so neat and easy, can't wait to try it :)

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  26. Thanks you guys, and you're very welcome!! Please do try it, I know you'll love it! So many color combos you can do.

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  27. Thanks for posting the tutorial, Scotch tape mani master! :D The lines are so clean & crisp!

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  28. Love it! I'll definitely try this some time! Do you remove the tape immediately, when the polish is still wet? A lot of times when I add black tips or something and I remove the tape when the black polish is still wet, it gets all messed up and it looks weird! Any tips?

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  29. wow, thanks a million, that is fab! it looks amazing, the golden seahorse colour is class. I can't wait to try it !

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  30. Brittany, omg, I am sooo sorry, I forgot to answer your question. I just got it recently from Cherryculture.com. You can check there. I havea link on the right hand side, under the 'Where I Shop' heading.

    Lois, Yes I remove ASAP after I polish. I don't know why it's doing that to you. The only time that happens, for me, is when I have left the tape on even a smidge too long. Since the polish is still wet, it should smooth out on its own, or a good top coat should do that.

    Emer, you're very welcome, i love that color!!

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  31. I did it!

    http://heartkendal.blogspot.com/2011/01/tape-starburst.html

    How do you clean up your black polish so well? Mine always leaves a residue everywhere.

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  32. THANK YOU for this! I think that the color combo is amazing! maybe I'll try with purple or another one since I don't own a similar color :(

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  33. another amazing tap mani! i'll definitely have to try this one.

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  34. woooonderful! I love it and i´ll try!
    :)

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  35. Thanks you guys, and you're all very welcome!!

    Kendal, That looks great!!!! As for clean up, I actually don't ever do any. I'm sorry, I wish I could help more :(

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  36. Love, love, love it!! Can't wait to see what new tricks you share with us...thanks!!

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  37. gorgeous!!! I am going to try this!!

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  38. WOW! Im so happy I came across your blog! I want to run out now and buy some scotch tape and a bottle of SV, I have wanted that since before xmas x

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  39. Haha Sherrie, tape and SV are def my BFF when it comes to manis, lol

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  40. So cool! Sorry but I'm really new to this, what does SV stand for or mean?

    Hugs!

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  41. Sofi, thanks!! SV is Seche Vite, my fave top coat!

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  42. I found Golden Seahorse at Ulta a few days ago and wore it on Friday! I received SOOO many compliments! I would have never even heard of this brand had I not seen it here! Thank you!

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  43. Oh good!!! Isn't it sooo pretty!! I love it!!

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  44. this is so nice thank you i will try this for myself

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  45. Thanks!! and of course, you're very welcome!!

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  46. I just found your blog and woow... I'm gonna follow you. I like what you do. You really talented.. And i'm already so jealous of your polishes collection haha it's amazing.
    Thanks for this tutorial it's so awesome ><
    I have to try it!

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  47. Awww, thank you Keii!!! You're very welcome, and you should DEF try it!

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  48. Wow. You are a pro! I just found your blog and got so excited to try some of the fancy stuff on my nails. I have never tried anything beyond plain 1 color painting or french.....I am amazed because I did not realized that there are so many different ways for paining your nails! I can't belive that you have so many new ideas!

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  49. Aww, well thank you Viki!!!! I'm so glad you're enjoying my blog!!

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  50. That's amazing! I want to try this soon and you've just made me want Golden Seahorse. It's so gorgeous. Thank you for all your tutorials, I'd stumbled onto your blog via pinterest by accident and I just subscribed to your blog. So helpful and crazy creative. :D

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  51. Annette, Welcome and thanks you so much, you're too sweet! Golden Seahorse is so GORG, isn't it!!

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  52. I was wondering... Is the magic word "ASAP"? I tried with the scotch tape but results were a collection of FAILS ç___ç Maybe I shouldn't wait? You're amazing. Really ç___ç

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  53. gnoma, Aww thanks!!! Yes, as soon as you polish over the tape, you must remove it. Otehriwse the polish can dry to the tape, and pull up :(

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  54. Ok! I'll try tomorrow again! è_é/
    I'm a newbie about mani: since this summer I am pretty often to bed for some heal'th's problems, so I've tried this "hobby" and I would learn as much as I can, so I can take use from this weeks at home ^__^
    P.S: and sorry for my bad english ;P

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  55. Sorry for disturbing you again, but I have to tell you. You are my heroin today!!! :D
    Pics are awful, but my camera is broken these days... By the way... WON!
    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d117/gnomagno/Clipboard.jpg?t=1298034566
    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! <3

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  56. gnoma, oh you could never bother me!! I can't wait to check it out!

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  57. Thanks sooo much for sharing this!! I just did a mani using this technique and posted pics along with a link to your blog and tutorial. *prettyfulz.blogspot* if you want to check it out, although it didnt come out quite as well as yours. lol <333

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  58. Oh you're very welcome, trust me you'll get the hang of it. I can't wait to check it out, but I'm so glad you tried it!!

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  59. I'm improving ye ye yeee! :D
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31367777&l=1641ffea96&id=1000158092
    I would try the checkered ones this afternoon ;)

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  60. gnoma, oh yay, I will def check it out, I can't wait!

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  61. I've tried this, and I'm so happy with the result!!!
    I posted it on my blog, with a link to your site and this tutorial, you can see it here if you like to :)
    http://justbreathe1987.blogspot.com/2011/03/paarse-holos-scotch-tape.html

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  62. Oh YAY, I will def check it out!!

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  63. I saw a link to your page on a zoya's nail polish page and had to check it out. You are so talented when it comes to this! I am running to ulta today and grabbing some new nail polish oh and stopping of course for my scotch tape HAHA... its off to painting my nails tonight. Thanks for all the pointers and tips. AWESOME!

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  64. LOVING the golden seahorse polish! I recently bought my first bottle of SV, can't wait to try out some awesome tape manis. For the special finger, do you have one on each hand, or just one finger?

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  65. How do you get your tape strips so small? I tried this and the tape kept sticking to my scissors and my manicure did not turn out as nice looking with thicker stripes.

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  66. i tried this as my very first blog post :D

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  67. I love your tape manicures, they're amazing. Also I love the colours

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  68. that is way cool thanks for sharing.

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  69. Your blog is my new favorite for mani ideas! I came across it recently via Pintrest and I've been reading it every day since! I just tried this mani for the first time, but using a sparkly orange instead of the golden seahorse (Halloween and all). Apart from needing more practice cutting thin strips of tape, it came out wonderful! I'm hoping to try it again tomorrow, with even better results! You're ideas are brilliant, thank you so much for sharing them!

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  70. Attractive. I like black .I suppose I will try these nail designs later .Thank you.

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  71. Cute and easy...you're great!!!I'll try this for sure:))

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  72. What does SV stand for when she says I always use SV?

    Thanks,

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    1. It's a top coat called Seche Vite, hence the abriviation SV.

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  73. WOW! This looks soo good,Im going to try this :)

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  74. This is super cute and looks so easy I'm going to try this thanks!

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  75. I'm obsessed with your bolg! I did this one over the weekend. Thanks!

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  76. Oh the things you can do with Scotch Tape! <3

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  77. Love it! Gorgeous. Going to try.

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  78. Maybe could you do something neon?

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  79. How long do you wait drying time before using tape?

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  80. All that mother of his ever did was arrange the telepathic raping of the daughters of Orange County (and whatever university he attended)

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  81. This is awesome! i am going to try something along the lines of this design right now :)

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  82. I wanna know how to do the polka dots!!!

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  83. imma try soon, im doin the checkerd 1 right now, but does it have to b scotch tape, or can it b any kind of tap...u ROCK, when i comes to nails, the most i do is a smile face with an art pen, these designs r AMAZING, the only problemo i have is i dont have black, and i can never match colors, so its hard to pick out colors, takes me 4ever...but...U ROCK U ROCK U ROCK, c ya

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  85. that is very pretty. look threw them all. tyvm. love them all. i guess i will be experimenting. LOL

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  86. This is unreal!! going to try it! Thanks x

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