Just in case you haven’t read my About page, nail art isn’t my first calling. You know, just in case the messy edges and jacked up cuticles weren’t your first clue. In my day job I freelance as an esports writer, currently focusing on Overwatch League. Some of these team logos are just amazing works of graphic design.
I already created a nail look for the L. A. Valiant, “my” team, in a YouTube video before I began the site. Now I’m doing a few of the others. The first that really caught my eye polish-wise was the NYXL. This look requires pretty much no skill and just one very cheap supply.
Striping tape is one of my favorite nail art tools because it’s super inexpensive and easy to use. If you screw up, you can just lift it back up and move it until you’re satisfied. I also got a ton of it for around $2 as an Amazon add-on item. Use it either as a part of the design or to mask things off for a straight polish line. It’s great for an easy french tip if you have shaky hands, for example.
But, as I discovered while filming this video, this nail art tool has a darker side, too…
Products & Tools Used:
💅Sinful Colors 1052 “Endless Blue” – https://www.target.com/p/sinful-colors-nail-color-endless-blue-1052/-/A-14754639
💅Sinful Colors 101 “Snow Me White” – https://www.amazon.com/Revlon-6298-94-White-Professional-Polish/dp/B004KICAWY
💅Wet & Wild 434 (China Glaze Rainbow seems similar – https://www.amazon.com/China-Glaze-RAINBOW-Lacquer-Manicure/dp/B0085YA314)
💅OPI Top Coat – https://www.opi.com/nail-care/top-and-base-coats/opi-top-coat#t4YX8lBBXXKFpb5g.97
💅Defy & Inspire 105 “All About That Base” – https://www.target.com/p/defy-inspire-174-nail-polish-all-about-that-base-0-5oz/-/A-49161084
🛠️Striping Tape – https://www.amazon.com/JASSINS-Color-Striping-Decoration-Sticker/dp/B00HQA1FII
🛠️Clean Up Brush – ELF Angle Brush – https://www.elfcosmetics.com/small-angled-brush/100102.html