Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mani Mondays...

oh wait... it's not monday???
cuz this is usually how MY week feels...

OK, so i'm a day late and a dollar short.
LIFE has been getting in my way lately. Stop it life.

Two weeks ago, i decided to try this:
via Pinterest

Looks easy enough? No?
I ordered my stripping tape from Amazon and it finally came after a month from China.
My fellow Asian peeps took a while with that...

And without further ado...

Big. Fat. Fail.
First of all, this shit took about TWO hours to do.
And the stripping tape... blows donkey balls
You can see it peeling on the sides of my thumbs.
And no amount of trimming with cuticle scissors, and layering clear polish over the tape proved effective.

I used the sample of the Butter London that I received in my ipsy bag...

And actually I wasn't too impressed with that either.
Fail. Fail. Fail.

Better luck next time...

Cuz this week I did this....

Eh. Save your money.
So far, I have a love/hate relationship with these polish strips.
I love the design, I love Essie.
I hate how thick they are, and the fact that they were peeling within a day?
For ten buckaroos? No thanks.
I applied these Saturday night, and I doubt they'll last the whole week.

Have you tried stripping tape or nail polish strips?


  1. Booo. I hate when things dont work out the way that I'd planned!

  2. Looks great to me!! Props to you for trying it!

  3. this is the cutest style!! I love painting my own! hope you'll come follow the blog! :)

  4. I love that you took the time to do it. I would have given up.