Check out this adorable Christmas Wonderland Manicure I did using Chevron Striping Tape from the Born Pretty Store. I love it! I was really excited to bust out my holiday nail stickers. I definitely want to do more manicures with them while I have the chance. I was also really excited to use this new chevron striping tape. I have used striping tape before, but I have never seen it in chevron pattern. I knew that I had to try it immediately, and the Born Pretty Store was kind enough to send it to me for review.
The tape has a thin chevron line running through the center, so it separates into three parts. I think that’s great because it make the tape even more versatile with the different designs that you can accomplish. I chose the black shade because I thought that I would be most likely to use that shade as a decorative nail sticker as well as a striping tape. Born Pretty also offers the tape in blue, white, red, silver, and gold. The adhesive is really sticky, so I got a good seal on the nail and had no issues with polish leaking under the tape. I’m not going to lie, using the tape can be time consuming, depending on how complicated your design is. However, with practice, I am sure you can cut down on the time it takes just by familiarity with using the product. Striping tapes are easier to use than they look, and even a beginner can accomplish some really complicated looking designs.
For my Christmas Wonderland Manicure I laid out the striping tape on my thumb, index finger, and little finger in the pattern that I pictured above on my naked nail. I used Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast in I Red a Good Book for the base color and SinfulColors Snow Me White for the stripes. On my middle two fingers I used Snow Globe from China Glaze to make it look like it was snowing. Then I flipped the larger edge of the striping tape upside down and used Snow Me White for the fallen snow. I added a couple nail stickers that I bought last year and topped everything with Seche Vite. I love how it came out. The BPS Chevron Striping Tape is currently on sale for $1.47 a roll, and I highly recommend it.
You can see the other BPS reviews I have done by clicking on the Born Pretty Store link in the “Categories” section on the right hand side of the blog. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, the Born Pretty Store is located in China, so shipping will take a while. It is normal for orders to take 2-4 weeks to ship to the US, and in my experience, I have gotten most of my orders within 2-3weeks. You should still plan ahead if you are ordering something time sensitive like holiday items and order them early. Orders ship within 24 hours. Check out the BPS website bornprettstore.com, or their facebook page for more details. For 10% off any regular priced items from the website, use coupon code BBBK31.
FTC Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was provided to me for free by Born Pretty Store for consideration. This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest. No other type of compensation was accepted. I do not get any kick backs or compensation from any orders placed.