Copycat: Spots and Stripes

For a while now I have been a fan of the blog Nuthin’ But A Nail Thing. Claire comes up with such wonderful nail art designs – she’s really talented! So today I thought I would start a new nail art series doing my own take on some of my favourite nail art designs, starting with Claire’s Spots and Stripes design.

Claire has such lovely long nails compared to my short ones, so I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do as many spots, but I am so pleased with the outcome!

Spots and Stripes

Black and pink is such a nice combo, especially as the pink has a bit of sparkle in it. I love how striking they are! I’m starting to think that this pattern would be really nice in pastel colours to give it a spring look. Maybe green and yellow or something. I can’t wait to try this again when my nails have gotten longer.

I would really recommend following Claire’s Nuthin’ But A Nail blog if you don’t already – I’m sure I’ll be copycatting her designs again in the future!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Kiko – 277
  • L.A. Colors – Black Striper
  • Dotting tool in 2 sizes
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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Day 12 of the 30 Day Challenge: Stripes

Sorry for the late post today folks! I’ve had the day off today and have spent it looking into a new nail-related web project. More info coming on that in the next few weeks!

Today’s theme is ‘stripes’ and I didn’t really want to do your average striped nails, so I went for something a bit different! I realised that my nail polishes and nail art design generally aren’t very work-friendly. I’m very lucky in the face that I can wear whatever nail polish I like to work but I know that some of you can’t. So here’s a simple elegant nail art design that could be worn around the office :)

My untried for the day today is No7′s Totally Teal. I tend to find Teal a bit of an awkward colour as I don’t really own anything that is teal coloured, so that’s probably why I have never used it before. It was really lovely to use though and I’ll have to use it again as the colour suited me quite nicely.

I used my new LA Colors Art Deco in Black which is a tall thin bottle with very thin long brush in it that is perfect for making these thin stripes across the nail.

Overall I’m really pleased with this manicure, but the colours do leave me wanting to re-do this in a lime green and purple or something!

For this manicure I used:
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • No7 Stay Perfect – Totally Teal
  • LA Colors Art Deco – Black
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat

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