1. Cut masking or painters’ tape into various sizes of triangles to fit nails. Place triangles at the base of nails, smoothing out air bubbles.
2. Apply 2 coats of polish.
3. Once polish is almost completely dry, use tweezers to peel off tape, starting at bottom of each triangle.
4. Finish with topcoat.
A version of this article appeared in our June 2016 issue with the headline “Nailed it!,” p. 28.