Severina Chameleon ~ 615
Dark dusty greyish green with shimmer
Fingerpaints ~ Late Night Rendezvous
I’ve been wanting to try out my striping tape for quite a while, but haven’t really been up to it before now. So let me show you my very first striping tape mani!
I started out with a polish that I got from sweet Anastasia from Little World of Coloured Nails. It’s Severina Chameleon #615, and it’s a dark dusty green with lots of grey in it. I’ve had it sitting in my pile of untrieds for quite a while, but today is the day!
The formula was OK, and the pigmentation was fine. It was opaque in two coats, and the drying time was good. I like it when polishes dry before I dent them, LOL!
Here’s what 615 looks like, without top coat:
I’m quite impressed with pretty much all the polishes Anastasia sent me, and this is no exception. Pigmentation is great, and the polish evens out nicely, leaving a really good result! Score!
Now for the actual purpose of this base: Striping tape! I cut out little bits of tape and put them on my nails. Four pieces of striping tape on each nail. And then I painted the whole thing with Finger Paints “Late Night Rendezvous”, which is a gorgeous blue glitter with a teal undertone.
I did one nail at a time, and removed the striping tape right after applying the glitter. And I sealed my mani up with NYC fast drying top coat in the end.
The funny thing about this is that the Severina is also called Chameleon, and that’s exactly how it made the Finger Paints react. It turned green! I was amazed!!
Here’s the bottle shot. The Finger Paint is holding the striping tape on the brush handle :)
I must admit that using striping tape was more work than I expected it to be, and very fiddly - but I really love the result, so it will not be the last time I do this. Next time I’ll try with polishes with bigger difference between the colours.
What do you think – is this something you’d do yourself? Have you any great bit of advice about striping tape for me?