- wait until the base colour is definitely dry. Even if it's a little tacky, the tape will pull it off.
- put the tape on the back of your hand first to remove some of the stickiness
The polishes used from left to right:
Top Shop's "Treasure" (which Stuart was lovely enough to bring back for me from his jaunt to England in April!)
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri in "Mint Sprint" (I must say, the formulation of this is fantastic. One coat for complete opacity and it lasts a good while too.)