25 October 2012

BornPrettyStore Striping Tape

When BornPrettyStore asked if I was interested in reviewing a product for them on Did My Nails, I jumped at the chance to try their Nail Art Striping Tape. And I'm very pleased with the results!

nail art striping tape

What I received is the standard order, one dozen rolls of different-coloured tapes. They come in white and black, plus ten metallic shades including gold, silver, bronze, red, green, blue, magenta... The colours are bright enough to be a decorative accent, or you can use it to create designs like the one above (and after the jump!).

nail art striping tape


The tape arrived quickly and in good condition. And it was easy to use, especially once I realized that with as much as you get in an order, you don't have to be paranoid about saving every millimeter and can just cut the pieces to whatever length is comfortable to work with (and then, if you're leaving the tape applied to your manicure, trim it to fit with manicure/cuticle snippers). Also, tweezers really come in handy to hold/peel/place the tape.

The first manicure I did with these used shades of olive green. After laying down a base colour of OPI Stranger Tides, I used a coat of China Glaze Make a Spectacle glitter on top and then put down two strips of the striping tape before going over them with Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss (which I have got to wear on its own soon--I loved it!). Then after I peeled up the striping tape I covered it all with Jessie's Girl Firefly, an amazing duo-shimmer topcoat that I got from Tara.

Jessie's Girl Firefly
Husband's comment: "Awesome, it's got racing stripes!"

Aaand then I went and banged my nails against the kitchen counter while my top coat was still wet and ruined just about everything but the thumb. No worries, though. On to round two!

This time I used Essie Bikini So Teeny and then stamped over the tips with the hearts on Konad plate m73. I knew they wouldn't show up as actual hearts when I was finished--I just wanted to have that extra bit of texture and colour showing through. Essie Lapiz of Luxury went on top, over the striping tape, which I pulled up to get...

nail art striping tape

All together it kind of reminds me of Waterford china. Y'know, if Waterford china had racing stripes. ^_-

I think the thing that impressed me the most about BornPrettyStore's striping tape is that it gets the stickiness just right for designs like these. It's firm enough to lie flat against your nail, even up against the sides, so that you get a nice, crisp line all the way across when you peel it up. But as long as you've given your bottom polish a reasonable amount of time to dry, it doesn't feel at all like there's any danger of it pulling up the polish underneath--you can even place and re-place it several times to make sure you have it right where you want it, and it still works great.

BornPrettyStore offers free shipping worldwide with no minimum order, and they've given me a discount code, GSL91, that any readers of this blog are welcome to use to get 10% off (and if 10 people use that code, they've offered to sponsor a giveaway too!). After such a positive experience, I'm definitely looking forward to trying more of the nail art supplies from BornPrettyStore.


*This product was provided in exchange for unbiased review.

35 comments:

  1. So pretty I've tried this so many times and fail! No idea what im doing wrong!

    Jazz x

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    1. Thanks, Jazz! Sorry you've had some trouble with it--if you feel like emailing me, I'll be happy to help if I can. ;)

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  2. Aw it looks so pretty with the stripes in Essie Bikini So Teeny :)

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  3. Adorable combos! Especially loving the blue one--how cute!

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    1. Thanks, Chelsea! I think that's my favourite of the two as well. :)

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  4. The one with Essie Bikini So teeny reminds me of a towel! I love the simplicity of it!

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    1. Haha, I totally see what you mean--thanks, Ems! :D

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  5. Really neat! Love the two stripes at the bottom of the nail!

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  6. I really want to try some awesome "laser lines" with this too, but I thought simpler was better to go with for my first couple of tries. Thank you very much! ^_^

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  7. Wow, I love both of these manis! Looks like I'll be ordering some striping tape in the very near future! :)

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  8. Gorgeous! And I love the addition of "husband comment."

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! He pitches in a lot with comments I wasn't expecting. Sometimes they're even on-topic. ;o)

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  9. The manis are great!! Their stripping tape is awesome!

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    1. Thank you very much, Nory--I totally agree! ^_-

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    2. I mean, I totally agree the tape is great, not saying I think my manis are...ugh, you know what I mean. >_<

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  10. I need some striping tape. All these cool designs and I can't do any of them!! (I'll be stealing that code ;) TYVM)

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  11. This is such a pretty look!! I love it!!

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  12. I recently received some striping tape in the mail and can't wait to try it out! Very cool.

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    1. I had a lot of fun with mine--can't wait to see what you do with it! ;)

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  13. The stripes look so cute and add a little classiness to the mani! Love it! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  14. I love the round two with Essie :)

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    1. Thanks! That's my favourite of the two as well. Really need to do a post for Firefly soon because it deserves to be shown off a bit better than I managed to do here. ;)

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  15. I love the second manicure! Using the heart stamp was a really clever idea. At first I thought it was a marble pattern underneath :)

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  16. WOW! I love both combos. I love the green combo! I got one of those Firefly polishes for myself, but have yet to decide what to wear it with.

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    1. Thank you, Tara! For the kind words *and* the awesome polish! I think next time I wear Firefly I'm going to try it with a very dark green or brown. It goes on relatively thick, so a light touch with it worked better for me. And wow, the "firefly" effect of it? Amazing. =)

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