May 7, 2012

How to create Summery Striped Nails

Yesterday I posted a picture on my facebook page about my pink and white striped nails.  So as promised this is how to create that look.  Please excuse my dry cuticles and not so perfect lines. 

This is the skirt I inspired me to do this design.  Very summery... I like it.

Here's what you need: Base Coat, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, two color of your choice, tape, or guideline stickers.

1. Before you begin, prepare your tapes.  I had straight guide stickers (similar to french tip guide stickers), so I cut those in half. 
2. Apply base coat.
3. Apply the less opaque nail polish color first.  Choose the color you know you have to apply twice.  Apply two coats.  For me it was the white color.
4. Apply Dry Fast Top Coat.  You need to make sure this first color is completely dried so you don't mess it up when you apply the tape.
5. Apply the tapes as you wish like below.  And light coat of the second color.  For me this was pink.  This color was quite opaque.  (this guide stickers weren't so good. it kept on moving around. I may have to use regular tape next time) 
6. Let it dry, and carefully remove the tape.
7. Apply generous amount of Dry Fast Top Coat. 
Voila done!!!


  1. Hi.. I love your post.. Would you mind if I used the picture and part of the procedure in my own blogpost? (My blog is I would love to.. I will not post the picture until you reply.

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  2. You know what, I just painted my nails sort of similar... so I'll just take a picture of that..

    1. Sorry about the late reply! IN the future, feel free to use my pictures as long as you credit my site or leave my watermark. :)
      Can't wait to see what you've created!