It's the second-to-last day of the Trip Down Nail Art Lane challenge! Today's prompt is "a technique which you are not so perfect at." This one was easy; I hate striping tape! Every time I use it I end up screwing something up. If I leave it on the nail it gets annoying and I pull it off. If I pull it off (using it to make thin lines) I pull the nail polish off from underneath as well. Then there's all the cutting and time-consuming placement that goes along with it. I don't understand how people regularly do it. Same with exact glitter placement, too. But I'll do that another day I want to torture myself.
Today's nails didn't turn out too bad though. The tacky polish went a bit funny as I pulled it off, leaving a less-than-perfect finish, but this design is quite forgiving. Really simple too; just sponge a bunch of colours on a white base, apply tape, apply black polish and pull the tape off!
The nail polish I used are:
Jordana - Mellow Yellow
Jordana - Orangesicle
Jordana - Black
Jordana - White
Sally Hansen - Himalayan Blue (with a bit of white added)
Maybelline Color Show - Pinkalicious
OPI - Greenwich Village
You can buy striping tape here.
Little side story; I've worked as a relief teacher in Early Childhood for the last nine months. It's been an incredible experience; I've learnt so much about children, myself and human nature. There are many children who have earned themselves a special place in my heart and I know I will never forget them! If you watch my nail room tour you'll see that I keep a lot of their pictures in a clear-file so I have something to remember them by. I was working at a great centre today, and realised that it's probably one of my last shifts - I'm going to nail school in February and will be working in the nail industry soon. It was so bittersweet, realising this; I've had some really bad times - I had to work with the most awful woman for a long time, but once I left that centre it was nothing less than perfect. I've made some great friends among the staff and when I finished work today I felt such a sense of peace and completion. That one miserable, bitter woman didn't ruin it for me, she was just a challenge along the way. I smiled all the way home. I have never enjoyed a job as much as this one, and if I decide not to continue my nail career one day I have no doubts as to what I'll train in.
Back to nails now; look out for tomorrow's ones! They're probably my favourites of the challenge.
Hope you all have a great day ☺.