Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pink, black and bling


Hi everybody, today's post is something I made for a reader who'd requested a design for short nails. Two of her favorite colors were pink and black, so I made a simple stripe design with those colors. I love stripes, because they're never out of style in my opinion and also vertical stripes are a great way to make short nails seem a tad longer.
A stripe pattern with even-sized stripes is lovely, but it can be hard sometimes to make all the stripes exactly the same size. So I did a quick and easy-to-recreate pattern with random-sized stripes. The pink is OPI Don't Know Beets Me and for the stripes I used a China Glaze striper polish called Ink. (It's actually a very, very dark blue which looks pretty much black on the nails.) I just drew a few lines here and there, some bigger than others. And instead of actually drawing the stripes myself, I just let the whole length of the thin brush touch the surface while I pull it towards the tip, leaving pretty straight lines. So the brush does all the precise work for me ;-) Very easy and also nice with multiple colors, like I did here a couple of weeks ago. Just use pigmented polish for the job so you won't have to go over the same spot over and over again.
At last I added a few rhinestones for fun. I hope you like this, Maja! :)

22 comments:

  1. Awww so pretty!!! Those gems are the perfect touch!!!

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  2. beautiful! wish i was as good as you! :D

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  3. Very beautiful as usual! I would have never known that was China Glaze I never knew it was so dark!

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  4. ♥ it! De strass steentjes maken het echt af... Superleuk gedaan!

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  5. Very cute! The rhinestones really add some oomph to the design. :D

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  6. So beautiful!! I really like your design :D

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  7. Love pink and black together, and like the variety of thick/thin lines. Rhinestones are a nice accent. Looks great!

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  8. Love love love this! This looks like something I would see in a Japanese nail magazine :D

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  9. I just LOVE all OPI colours!! These stripes are just perfect:D The stones on top made them look so pretty!!

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  10. Very pretty! I'm going to have to try it!

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  11. Very simple yet so elegant. :)

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  12. I love the random rhinestone accent, very cute!

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  13. Thank you ladies for sharing your thoughts! :-)

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  14. UGH! I LOVE your stripe manis! They always come out so perfect! You're so talented!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us lucky girls (and boys!)!! xoxo

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