Delicate French Stripes

Hi! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! 
Continuing from the previous post, I thought I should do a nail art post! I am really enjoying the two jellies in Essie so I decided to do a stripe nail art with them! 
Essie Sugar Daddy and Ballet Slippers are such suitable colors for a french manicure, although in the dozens of nail art that I did, I never could do a french mani that looks pretty enough. Stripes though, are straightforward, easy, and it looks very complicated and impressive! 
I applied Sugar Daddy first (two coats) and a coat of Seche Vite to hasten the process. Seche Vite is my go-to top coat for a while now and I swear by it. I used to buy them in bulk when I was fanatic about polish. For the base I always go to my trusty OPI Nail Envy. It has served me well. 
While waiting for it to dry, I took out my nail art stripping tape, cut a long row of it along the edge of my desk, and then carefully aligned them on each nail. This might take some work, but it is entirely worth it. 
I applied Ballet Slippers over the tape (be sure to get the side of your nails too), and pulled up the tape carefully while the polish is still wet. Move on to the next finger and be careful not to smudge the first one! When applying the top coat, make sure to do it slowly. If the polish is still wet when you apply your top coat, you might smudge the lines, so be careful! I always get bubbles when I do it, but they aren’t very obvious so I don’t mind them as much. With this mani, I applied two top coats, then wait a day before I apply a third one so that it last longer. 
Let me know how it goes if you give this a try! Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of the weekend! 

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