Friday, January 11, 2013

Union Jack Nails!

31 Day Challenge: Inspired By A Flag

FLAG DAYYYYY! I love these, though I wish I spent a little more time on them, they're definitely not entirely up to my standards. I also feel weird when people compliment me on them because they're probably thinking, "You're definitely American..." Whatever, a girl can dream. Sometimes I pretend I have a British accent...
I was planning on doing the British Flag since the start. Why wouldn't I? The Beatles are my absolute favorite! The Who! The Stones! THE SPICE GIRLS! BRITISH ACCENTS! HARRY POTTER! KATE MIDDLETON! PHONE BOOTHS! MUMFORD & SONS! ALEXANDER MCQUEEN (RIP) get my point. What's not to love?
Anyhoo, I just wish I did like one more coat on the white (though I realized you can't tell in the photos that it needs another coat!) , and I really really suck at striping tape! I find it really difficult to work with and it always peels up and I want to pull them off SO BADLY. (I'm drinking coffee right now, sorry for the caps.) Not to mention when you lose the end on the roll, so hard to find it again! Also, the red tape looks really bright in the photos, but now for some reason they're terribly faded, so strange, I don't think I've had that happen before.
 Do you guys have any tips for striping tape?? What do you use to cut it? I just can't get scissors that close, especially when the tape is horizontal. Bahh, it's such a love/hate relationship.

See, you can see the tape hanging off...

Hahaha, my Beatles mug that my college roommate bought for me!


I used:
  • OPI: Blue My Mind
  • OPI: Gone Gonzo!
  • OPI: Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Red Striping Tape
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat


  1. i love that glitter gradient! the way it blends is awesome! and your flag came out perfect!

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