The blue base of this manicure is Essie Smooth Sailing. I learned something. Craft scissors will only cut scotch tape if there is a lot of tension on the tape. You can't rip a piece off the dispenser and then cut it. I cut the tape between the tape roll and the cutting edge of the dispenser. Once you have a piece cut, apply it to the back of your hand so it won't be so sticky when you apply it to your nails. My nails curve quite a bit from side to side. When I tried to apply the tape horizontally, it did not apply smoothly against the curve of the nail. I had better luck on my thumb when I applied the tape vertically. I actually liked how that looked better. Too bad you can't really see how it looked on my thumb it in the picture above. I applied Zoya Laney (silver) and removed the tape immediately. Next time, all my tape will be applied vertically like on my thumb.