Contrasting Stripey Nails

Thursday, March 6, 2014

This was inspired by The Dalai Lama's Nails after seeing her stripey nails post. She actually did a video tutorial for it too called stripey tutorial. I've been really into using the fan brush for nail art designs so after seeing her tutorial, I was motivated to try this design out. This was my first time trying a matte top coat on my nails and I like the result a lot.

Contrasting Stripey Nails Nail Art
Spoiled by Wet n' Wild, Essence, Born Pretty Store, Sally Hansen, NYC

I started with Spoiled by Wet n' Wild Plastic Flamingo. Taking Essence Break Through, I took a fan brush to apply the color horizontally and then vertically on the nails. I drew two crooked horizontal and vertical lines on the nail tips with Born Pretty Store Sweet Color Black Nail Art Liner. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your entire order. I applied Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat and then NYC Matte Me Crazy Mattifying Top Coat.

Contrasting Stripey Nails Nail Art
Contrasting Stripey Nails Nail Art

This didn't turn out as good as the original but I like the overall look regardless. Sad that the purple shade didn't really show up that well against the pink and that I smudged the black lines when I was applying top coat. What do you think of this stripey manicure?

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28 comments:

  1. so cool :) I am such a stamping addict I never do anything free hand anymore :)

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    1. I'm the opposite. I like freehand more :)

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  2. I think your version turned out really neat looking! :)

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  3. Super cool, Lisa! I love black & pink together :)

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  4. I really like the way these came out! I like how the lines across your nails are angled rather straight across think it adds interest :)

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  5. such a cool mani...love the contrasting stripes :)

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  6. I love this look, it looks fun

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  7. Nice! I love how regular the lines look. If this was my manicure, they'd be all sorts of thicknesses.

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    1. Thanks Claire! I did my best at it :)

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  8. I like it a lot! The subtlety of the purple against the pink makes it look like Venetian plaster, to me.

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    1. Thanks a lot Beth! I appreciate it :)

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  9. Looks good to me! And don't you just hate it when your top coat smudges your design? :(

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    1. Thanks and yes, I hate it when it happens, lol.

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  10. These are so fun and colorful. :)

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  11. My first thought was: #hashtag! lol. Cute!

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