So I was talking to Super Woman a few days ago, and at some point asked her, “Hey, what color should I paint my nails?”
To which she responded, enthusiastically, “Blue with black stripes!!”
Er. Well… I do have striping tape, which is basically the world’s thinnest masking tape. (Well, it’s mylar.) I’ve tried to use it a handful of times, with no success. But this time I had a Directive, by god.
This is my fourth and final attempt:
|Blue! With black stripes.|
|Bonus thumbs! …look, it’s hard taking pictures of your own hands.|
And I think I got it working!
This is not the shade of blue I was planning to use. What I’ve read about striping tape is that you need to pull it off when the polish is either really wet or really, really dry; I found that only “really wet” worked, possibly because I had so many layers of polish going on. Basically I found that I needed something that could be opaque over black in a single not-too-thick layer, and what I found was Physicians Formula Trendsetter Chic #2. Most of my other blues needed either multiple layers or white undies.*
This is layered over Sinful Colors Black on Black. I refuse to do a PWI. It’s… it’s black. It looks black? But it IS a one-coater.
So yeah! I dunno if I nailed it exactly? But I made stripes, by gum!
In other, lamer news, Interview #3 (nickname: Dream Job) has made an offer to someone else, which he is planning to take. I haven’t officially been told “no” yet – I have a phone call tomorrow – but right now, smart money’s on “SIGH”. I have officially set aside time to sulk.
* Yes, this is a nail jargon term…