I feel like Pinterest might be simultaneously simplifying and complicating our lives. There are so many “brilliant” ideas flooding our Pin boards, begging the question, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Life simplified.
HOWEVER, without Pinterest I’m not sure it ever would have occurred to me to polka dot or stripe my nails, I was always a 1-color kind of girl. Life complicated.
Fortunately everyone has “brilliant:” ideas on what household items you can rig to achieve your desired effect, but did anyone ever hop on Amazon real quick and just look up how much the real tools actually cost?
I did! I did!
1. Nail stripe tape
This set of 10 nail stripe tapes will set you back a total of $1.62 from Amazon.com. I am a fan of a good Scotch tape manicure, but with these simple tapes you can get a much simple much cleaner result.
(UPDATE:The price of the nail tape has gone up on Amazon to $4.19. If you search Ebay for “nail tape” you should be able to find it for super cheap there!)
2. Nail art brushes
This set of 3 tiny nail polish brushes cost a grand total of $2.32 shipped from Amazon.com. You can try all you want to improvise with whatever paint brushes you have sitting around the house, but I have never had much success with that. For less than $3 I think I will just for for the real thing.
3. Dotting pen set
If you are having no problem making pretty polka dots with a collection of tooth picks and pin heads, I saw awesome, stick with that. For me, not so much. This set of 5 dotting pens is $2.98, shipped, from Amazon.com
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