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How To: Half and Half Nails

By Beauty18claudia @Beauty18Claudia
I bought 3 Essie polishes the other day and thought I'd play around with them. To create this look, paint your nails any color you like and get some masking tape. I wouldn't recommend using sellotape as it's sticker than masking tape and would probably pull the polish off. I also would paint the base colours a good 6-7 hours or even the day before just to ensure nothing will peel off.
How to: Half and half nails STEP ONE: Paint your nails any colour(s) you want. I used Essie's Bikini so teeny, Fear or desire and Status Symbol.
How to: Half and half nails STEP TWO: Tear off pieces of masking tape, about 2cm each.
How to: Half and half nails STEP THREE: Place the tape over your nail. You can do this horizontally, vertically or diagonally. I placed mine diagonally over the nail. Make sure that the tape is completely flat and that there aren't any gaps.
How to: Half and half nails STEP FOUR: Paint the nail that is still showing with a color of your choice. I did two coats for a smooth clean look. Do this until all your nails are complete (like the picture below)
How to: Half and half nails STEP FIVE: Once the polish is dry, carefully peel off the tape and you should have a nice even line. Apply a top coat of your choice to protect the new design. I also sprayed some AVON liquid freeze quick dry spray to set it quicker too.
How to: Half and half nails
And TA-DARR, you're done!
I hope you enjoyed this quick nail tutorial. Send me a picture on Twitter to @Beauty18Claudia if you decide to do this look, I'd love to see! Thanks for reading! :)
How to: Half and half nails

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