Striped nails - Make sure nails are completely clean. If there's oil or dirt, tape will not stick properly. - Place strips of striping tape across your nail & double up a few to make thicker lines. Make sure tape is stuck all the way to edges. - Paint on your color. Choose one that only needs one coat to be opaque. - While the polish is still wet, peel off tape in one smooth motion. - Wait til completely dry & apply top coat. - Use a small paintbrush dipped in acetone to clean up edges.