As promised I’m attempting more nail art. So to me there’s something super familiar about these stripes….Maybe it’s something everyone has seen or maybe it’s just something I’ve encountered in my personal life but either way I can’t put my finger on it. So I put it on my finger HA!…Not funny? Bleh…
So base color is OPI- Did You Ear about Van Gogh? and the stripes are all acrylic paints that I bought either at the craft store or Wally’s. REMEMBER: Top coat! Or it will wash off! I wanted the base this very grey/beige color. Because the night before I was practicing these same colors of stripes with my striping brushes on bare nails and decided I needed to seal the deal and make it a mani. So what do you think? I actually enjoyed doing this with absolutely no frustrations. Although I think I might go in and cut some ghost hairs off some of my striping brushes. My lines could be straighter but really this is my second time using them so I’m quite happy.
Oh so you know how I always say I’m super hard on my nails and polish doesn’t stay on for very long? Like it seriously depends but sometimes I don’t get past 24 hrs without a chip (worse case I’ve had was like less the 6 hrs!). But when I wore these stripes they lasted entirely un-chipped for……………..(wait for it)…………………3 days!!! And then minor chipping the next few days! So I also mentioned this to my sister-in-law and she said that her mani I did awhile back stayed on long too. SO for you girls out there who are like me and don’t feel like putting on gloves to do dishes and all that jazz, I recommend doing a quick nail art with acrylic paints and a top coat over it to make you mani last!
This is my own design. I used my own nail polish that I paid with my own money. 😉 ( Or my husband’s $ XD)
This design that I came up with was suggested by a good friend of my. My little muse screamed ANIMAL PRINT! So I was like yea why not?!
I got a little sloppy with my ring finger so I decided that a little Japanese inspired nail deco would fit in great.
Polish I Used:
- Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
- Pink: Sinful Colors “Social Ladder”
- Purple: Sinful Colors “Verbena”
- Pink Spots: Sinful Colors “Cream Pink”
- Pink Stripes: L.A. Colors Art Deco “Baby Pink”
- Black Outlines: Jazz It Up Nail Art Brush/Pen
Now with the black I used only the brush end because on this particular brush/pen combo the pen flow is very hard to control! Like all my other designs you can mix it up! If you like more of leopard prints you can skip the stripes all together, or vice versa. You can also do this in any colors you like. I just happen to think that the pink and purple where awesome together. 😀 Also if you don’t have the gems, or just don’t prefer them, you don’t have to use them at all. Nothing is set in stone! 😄
P.S. I would not recommend using my nails to do the spots and stripes! It’s much easier to find a picture on the internet of a leopard or zebra (or tiger..?) and looking at it’s coat for a better visual.