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26gnai – mixed tape mani

today i was feeling the most literal! i couldn’t think of any ideas for this challenge then suddenly it hit me – be weird ;) i had 4 out of 5 of these tapes already sitting on my desk from other projects and i just figured, why not!

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this is not a lasting mani. i had to press on my nails in between every photo for some of the tapes to even look like they were stuck down. the duck tape in particular wouldn’t stay stuck. which surprised me because it has the stickiest adhesive.

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the one with the least sticky adhesive, painter’s tape, actually stayed in place the best. huh. the electrical tape stayed fairly well too – i think because it’s so stretchy it can handle the curve of my nails better than the thicker duck tape.

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colors used: masking tape, painter’s tape, unicorn duck tape, rainbow glitter washi tape, electrical tape.

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swirly

i really wanted to use these swirly stickers again. i love the colors so much! i also love these stickers because i’ve had quite a few people (the last time i was wearing them) ask if i painted them. i wish! the hardest part for me with the stickers is finding the right size for each finger and then actually centering it on correctly. if you notice my ring finger – there is a huge gap on one side. it wouldn’t have been too noticeable had i centered it. that one’s bothering me right now. but probably no one else will notice. isn’t it weird how critical we are of ourselves and barely notice these things in other people. how we don’t connect the fact that me not caring about their perfection probably means their not caring about my perfection too. but no, we’re all the center of our own universe and most of the time fail to see that nobody’s looking very closely.

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tribal

nail stickers are making my life super easy right now. it’s the best of both worlds – cute nails, little time. not to say that these don’t take a lot of time. they do. but a million times less than if i were to try and paint this design on my nails! and it looks a lot better than if i had tried. i really like this set because there are a lot of different designs.

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swirly stickers

this is my new favorite polish. it’s such a pretty pink / orange. and funny enough it’s fergie brand from wet ‘n wild. i dislike fergie – but i admit she makes a good nail polish! i’m going on a cruise with my family in like, a minute and really wanted my nails to look cute and summery. this color is amazing, and my accent nails are kiss brand nail stickers from walgreens. i bought these a while ago and keep forgetting about them. they worked pretty well. it was a little difficult not to get bubbles – i had to press and hold for long periods of time while the polish dried. but i think they’re really cute and would definitely use them again.