Saturday, April 16, 2011

Scotch Tape Rainbow Tutorial

Hey guys! A lot of you have asked how I did my Tronica scotch tape mani... so I made a tutorial for you! Enjoy!

You will need:
-The polishes you will use for your manicure. You can use as many as you want... I chose to use 4. (The colors I am using are: Electro Candy, What A Shock!, Pure Energy, and Ultra Violet, all from Color Club's Electro Candy Collection.
-Seche Vite. This is the star of the show, ladies... Seriously, this stuff dries SO fast! You can paint it over wet polish, and it makes everything dry within 5 minutes or so.
-Scotch Tape. Any kind will work, but I find the cheaper, the better. You don't want it TOO sticky.

Here we go!

Step 1: Apply 1-2 coats of your first color, and apply 1 coat of Seche Vite. Let dry.

Step 2: Place Scotch tape over the top 1/4 of your nail (or 1/5 or 1/6, depending on how many colors you are using). Protip: Stick the tape to your hand and pull it off a few times to make the stickiness go away.

Step 3: Paint on a coat of your next color.

Step 4: Pull the tape off before the paint dries. (Otherwise, the tape will pull at your edge.) Voila! Paint on another coat of Seche Vite, and let dry.

Step 5: After your Seche Vite dries, tape a bit farther down, covering the first color and a strip of the second color. (Notice I used the same piece of tape.)

Step 6: Paint on your next color.

Step 7: Pull off the tape, and paint another coat of Seche Vite. Let dry.

Step 8: Can you guess what comes next?

Step 9: What about now?

Step 10: Remove your tape, and TADA!! Paint on another coat of Seche Vite, and you're done!

You have now completed your 10 step program. Please contact your sponsor for any questions or assistance. :)

Oh, and just for fun, I added some Black Shatter!

Oh yeah! <3


  1. LoL @ 10 step program. I think the black shatter looks awesome on it. Kinda like in art class when they'd have you color something then paint over it with black & scrape the paint off once it dried to make an awesome looking drawing.

  2. I used to do that ALL. THE. TIME!! I guess that's why I love Black Shatter so much! Shows the awesomeness beneath! hahha

  3. LOL...10 step and sponser, To funny!

  4. Dangit! I JUST did my nails this morning and now I have to remove the color and do this! You're a baaaaaaaaad influence. LOL

  5. @Nita; You're welcome!!

    @Definitely Addicted; Me too! Such a cool effect!

  6. In the middle of ONE hand and man, do you make this look sooooo much easier than I'm finding it. LOL NOT giving up but yeah....mine doesn't look anything like yours!

  7. I really love this! Your 10 step program joke made me laugh!

  8. I did this but without tape. The crackle helps hide my lines. Looks great :D thanks for the idea!


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