Digit-al Dozen DOES Tape Week Day 1: Crisscross Texture Gradient!

In Digit-al Dozen, Elevation Polish, Nails, Sally Hansen by Jacki24 Comments

Good morning, readers! It’s Digit-al Dozen week again! This month’s theme is Tape and I’ve had fun creating looks with different forms of “tape” this week and can’t wait to show you. It’s a bit of a break from the freehand art that is more common with Digit-al Dozen weeks but it gave me a chance to try some things I’ve been wanting to.

Today’s post is my very favorite look for this week, so why not start out with a bang? You may have seen my preview on Instagram last week! Once I saw that Sally Hansen was releasing new Sugar Coats with shimmer, I ran right out to get them. Truth be told, shimmer/glitter textures are my favorite so I don’t own the previous creme versions of the Sugar Coats.

I used 4 untrieds in this post so I am one happy girl. I’ve been really trying lately to use polishes I haven’t before and nail art makes that so easy!

  • I started out with 2 coats of the gorgeous dusty lilac creme, Elevation Polish Tavan Bogd.
  • Once that was thoroughly dry with a coat of Seche, I cut 60 pieces of striping tape… yes, 60! 6 for each finger. But it was SO worth it.
  • I applied the tape criss crossed on the nail in almost of a quilt pattern.
  • Next, I painted thick stripes of all three new Sally Hansen Sugar Coats (Pink Sparkle, Treat-Heart, and Royal Icing) on a makeup sponge.
  • I then dabbed the sponge down over the entire nail and repeated the process with more polish on the sponge until it reached the opacity I was happy with.
  • Then, with tweezers, I carefully peeled off each strip of striping tape in the direction of the tape to keep the lines clean and reveal the design.

I wore this mani for a few days and only took it off for my festive 4th of July nails. I loved it so much!



What do you think of this look? I can’t get over how much I liked it. Gradient, tape, texture, and the awesome contrast with the shiny base color make for an awesome combination. Thanks so much for reading! Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of Tape Week!



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  1. Gnarly Gnails

    I think my favorite part of this is that the polish underneath looks like a satin ribbon, so it totally looks like some kind of super cute ballet slipper!

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