Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Taped Mani for Urban Christian Culture Magazine

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the editor of Urban Christian Culture Magazine about providing a nail tutorial for publication.  If you are not familiar with the magazine here is some information:

"Urban Christian Culture magazine is a quarterly publication based in Brooklyn, NY. The magazine is a platform for the advancement of young urban Christian artists, and a lifestyle guide for young Christians. We handle all topics affecting young people, just from a Christian perspective."

I did not know this magazine existed until the editor contacted me, but I am always open to considering a collaboration and they sounded like good people! :)

Of course I had to share my design with you!

There are a lot of nail art techniques out there that are very simple to recreate.  The tape technique has been around for a while and offers an easy method to turn your manicure into something special.

What you will need:

  • 3 polish colors
  • Base coat 
  • Fast drying top coat 
  • Scotch tape

The steps:
Apply your base coat, bottom polish, I used Sinful Colors Slate, and one coat of you fast drying top coat.
Allow for dry time, 10 – 15 minutes.

Tape off a section of your nail with a piece of Scotch Tape and apply your second color, I used Sinful Colors Winterberry. I do one nail at a time and carefully remove the tape. Don’t rip it off; you may take the polish with you!

Apply another coat of your fast drying top coat and allow for dry time.
Using another piece of Scotch Tape, tape off another section of your nail and add your third color.  I used Sinful Colors Fig.

Finish off your manicure with another coat of your fast drying top coat.

It is that easy to create a fun and interesting manicure that people think you paid for!


  1. Hmm nice I'm Happy they don't sound like those fanatics, over here.
    I believe in God, But not in religion that people have made .Cause their actions take people from God instead to bring it closer to Him. (a looong story)
    Nice Mani

  2. Love this mani! So perfect for fall!!!!

  3. Very pretty mani, I love the colors you chose. Congrats on being contacted to do a tutorial for a magazine!

  4. You're so famous! Great tutorial and fabulous nails as usual! I must sound like a broken record, sorry <3

  5. How awesome that you got to be featured in a magazine :) nice tutorial too.

  6. Congrats to you!! I LOVE this mani...the colors you chose look fantastic together! I'm definitely going to try this technique!

  7. I love that it's a $6 manicure that looks like a million bucks. I'm totally heading to Walgreen's in the morning to grab those colors and steal your look. :)

  8. Great mani - and cool colours you picked. I usually only go for two colours when I tape, but you made me wanna try three :)

  9. This looks so easy and stylish! I love it!

  10. Very pretty. I also like that you chose inexpensive polish, since the target audience is young ones. They are typically on a budget, or should be.

  11. How exciting! Congratulations. And the manicure is perfect (as always).

  12. Your color choices are beautiful!

    It's great that you were asked to do a tutorial for the publication. That must be very flattering. :)

  13. I'm having tape envy! Your lines are so clean!

  14. As always. Job well done. SO lovely.

  15. This polish is a blessing to your nails : ) Gorgeous :)

  16. Kinds funny that the brand is "Sinful" -heavenly results though!


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