Polka dots pack what we call “pretty power” and we’re covered in them! Or at least we carry all kinds of things that are. Period (DOT)!
I’ve been wanting to try out washi tape nails for a while now and with such amazing patterns and colours I just couldn’t resist any longer. It’s a little finicky at first, but once you get a system going it’s pretty quick and easy! To do your own, all you need is:
- A roll of your favourite washi tape
- A pair of scissors (the smaller the better)
- Nail clippers
- Something to flatten out the creases from the washi (I used a cuticle tool)
- Clear top coat
-Base polish (optional)
Here’s how I did it!
Before I started, I did a quick coat of white nail polish just to make the tape pop a bit more, but it isn’t totally necessary. I then cut the washi tape into strips long enough to cover my entire nail and have a bit extra.
I then flattened out the washi tape onto my nail, and used the cuticle tool to create an outline around it. I’ve also seen a pencil used to trace around the nail, but decided against it as it marks up the tape.
Next I took the tape off my nail and used scissors to cut around the outline/crease I had made. I reapplied it to my nail and did my best to flatten out all the creases. I left the length of the tape long and then used nail clippers to shape the tape to my nail.
…Repeat times ten, topcoat, and you’ve got a super easy and fun manicure! I think in total the whole process only took about 25 minutes. Not to mention how much more cost effective this is in comparison to nail strips, or even polish!
And just as a teaser…here is part of our washi tape selection here at the store.
I am really into neon colours right now! I guess it is all this sunshine we’ve been having making it really feel like summer. So, naturally I have become obsessed with all our new neon Paper Mania products. They are super cute, super bright and a little bit weird. Check them out!
First we have Paper Mania Mini Pencil Letters. These crazy coloured pencils are envelopes for wee little pencil shaped note cards that fit inside! They are beyond cute, and would make adorable bookmarks once the note has been passed to the recipient.
Next is an assortment of gift boxes. Bow shaped for your girly friends and pyramid shaped gentlemen for your friends that enjoy something quirky. They are perfect for holding candies or small gifts and each come in a set of 3.
These little geometric notes are the coolest things! They come in a long accordion strip, with mini peek-a-boo cut out envelopes to match. Just snip them apart and you have 10 mini cards. I think there is major potential to do something awesome with the full strip… just have not figured out what yet!
I saved the best for last! These weirdos are my favourite! They are note pads that fold in half and then rock back and forth like the creepiest clowns you have ever seen. I can’t wait to leave clown messages all over the house!
So much neon, so much pattern, so much awesome!