The first two times I did a tape mani all I knew was to make sure the base coat was dry and apply tape. Well, there are a few more steps to this process.
- MAKE SURE your base coat is COMPLETELY dry. If you can't wait for the polish to dry use a quick drying top coat like Sesche Vite, OPI Rapidry, or Out the Door.
- Stick the tape to the back of your hand a few times to make the tape less sticky. If you don't do this the base color will be pulled up when you take the tape off and you will be very upset.
- Work with one nail at a time. Apply tape to nail in the desired pattern, apply color, and immediately remove the tape. If you wait for the polish to dry the tape will get stuck to the nail and again you will be very upset.