Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 12: Stripes

Good morning lovely readers! Ready for this Monday yet? I am very excited to share that my hubby should be home from Afghanistan this week!!! :D I have some cute nails planned out for that day so stay tuned for them. I filed my nails way down last night. They are way easier to work with, especially while using my iPhone, but I think I'll be happier when they grow out a bit more.

As for today, stripes were the challenge theme and these are what I came up with. I was looking for inspiration ideas last night and came across this post fromNailside(I love her designs!! Check out her awesome tape mani tutorials!) and wanted to recreate it with some other colors. My friend, Heidi, helped me pick the colors and these were born:



I used: Base coat of OPI Nail Envy
2 coats of Essie Blanc for the base color
Stripes using a striper brush with Nubar Reclaim, Nubar Petunia Sparkle, and Sinful Colors Black on Black
Top Coat of Out The Door


Any thoughts on these? I wish I'd gotten a picture in the sunlight to see if the Reclaim gave it's holographic effect, but I still like it non-holoed, too. I love all of the different finishes with the different colors. :) Thanks for reading!
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19 comments:

  1. they turned out SO awesome!! yayyy!
    : D

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  2. oooooh i love the combo of all the different finishes! this is awesome!

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  3. did you just manually paint the stripes on? or did you have to use some kind of tape, like when people do french manicures?

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  4. thanks ladies!!

    @Cali, I did it free hand with a striper brush

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  5. I am in LOVE! Is a striper brush something that comes in a nail brush set?

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  6. Once again, you rocked it! I love your stuff-wish I was as talented as you!!!

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  7. WOW !! you got talent !! amazing nails :D looking fwd. for those special day nails I stay tuned for sure !! Im so glad hes back congratss girl get ready :D

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  8. Nice mix of polishes and the finishes look so great together:)

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  9. These look amazing! You have such patience!! :) and you make me want to start painting my nails again!! lol.

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  10. thank you everyone!! Yes, a striper brush will most likely come in a brush set. I got 3 pack of brushes at Sallys and it was the long skinny one that resembles the thin brushes in the art polish bottles

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  11. You are so talented! ♥

    http://brittanyssecret.blogspot.com/

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