Monday, July 28, 2014

Back-to-School Nail Look

This look was so simple, and really fun to do.

Step One: Apply a white base coat. Any shade of white will do.
Step Two: Use a blue striper or nail art marker and on your thumb draw lines up and down. On the next finger draw blue lines going horizontally across the nail, and continue to switch which direction the blue stripes go.
Step Three: Use a yellow or green striper and draw overlapping and intersecting lines across the blue, as seen in the picture.

You don't want the lines to be exactly perfect. The waviness lends the look to a summery textile look.

You can vary the look by changing the spacing between the stripes. Narrow gaps will give it a more colored and dynamic feel. The wider and looser stripes like I've done are more summery and laid back.

I'd love see what you come up with, if you recreate this look please tag me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Google plus with hashtag #summerstripes.

Thanks for your time, and I hope the rest of your summer is warm, fun and fabulous!