Sunday Funday Nail Art! – “Nautical” Stripes

Hi everyone!

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Today I have for you a fun, bold nail art design that’s easy to create and is sure to garner you a ton of compliments! I wore it out to the mall today, and every cashier I talked to said that they loved it, it felt great!

To create this look, I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in “Flawless”, and then painted on one coat of Sinful Colors “Snow Me White” (reviewed yesterday). I let the white dry COMPLETELY (about 15 minutes) before moving on. I took regular scotch tape pieces long enough to stretch horizontally across my nail, and pressed them into my skin and peeled them off a few times to reduce the stickiness, so that they wouldn’t pull up nail polish. I then used different patterns of the tape to create different sized stripes for each color. The tape ensures that the lines are nice and crisp. As soon as you paint on the next layer of color, peel off the tape. If you let the polish dry first, you won’t get as sharp of a line. If you have little mistakes in the line, just go over it later in the color you want it to be. Repeat until the design matches mine, or until you like it. Feel free to swap out colors! I didn’t have a camera available to me while I was doing the design, so I don’t have pictures of me creating it. However, I highly doubt this will be my last “tape” manicure, so I’ll be sure to show pictures next time!

The colors I used in this design are as follows:

Pink: Love and Beauty in “Red” (what an awful name for a pink, right? But it’s a great polish anyways, thin and easy to apply, and so shiny!)

White: Sinful Colors “Snow Me White”

Yellow: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in “Mellow Yellow”

Navy: Rue Beauté Nail Color in color 043

Below are pictures indoors, artificial lighting, with one topcoat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in “Flawless” as a top coat.

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So what do you think of this fun, wearable nail art? Simple enough for you, or too loud and crazy? What’s your favorite summer nail look? Keep checking my blog this week, I have lots more nail art and water marble looks to show you, including guest hand models including one of my best friends, Tory, and my Mom!

~Beth~

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