Stripes Are In

This design rocks because it’s stupid easy, and looks way more sophisticated than it actually is; plus you can get creative with color choices (I like to hold out one hand at a time and say, “Now it’s pink. No, now it’s blue. Now it’s pink again! It’s whatever I want!”).

You’ll notice my stripes aren’t exactly what one would call, erm, clean. I was kinda late to the game to some of these super really dumb-simple nail design tips:

1. When working on a design like polka dots or stripes, wait until all the polish is dry to apply topcoat, or the topcoat tends to streak.

2. When using tape to create stripes, pull off the tape as soon as possible. For some reason products that do this kind of thing (french tip tape, for example) say to let the polish dry completely before removing.

False. This is so wrong I can’t even describe how wrong it is. It is wronger than wearing an old wedding gown to your great uncle’s funeral.

Well. Now we know.

For this design I used:

-Revlon French Roast

-Sinful Colors Timbleberry

-Sinful Colors Savage

(I may or may not use Savage and Timbleberry in freakin’ everything)

(you’ve probably noticed by now)

(that’s because they are THE BEST.)

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While We’re on the Subject of Pink

I was never a “pink” girl growing up. In fact, I believe at some point I issued an executive order banning all pink from my room, be it toy ponies or those stretch leggings everyone was wearing in the 90s.

But at some point in college, I decided pink wasn’t evil anymore. Maybe I’d finally given up being a TOMBOY 4 LYFE and started liking any color I wanted to like. Or maybe it was boys. Either way, pink has become one of my favorite colors to paint nails with, so I bring to you:

Candy Dot NailsCandy Dots

This is a super simple design–my first one, actually. It’s accomplished with a simple dotting tool. I found that letting dots seep over the edge gives the design a nice flow.

This is a design that works best with uneven-sized dots. It gives it a fun, playful look. And man do I love that baby blue.

To achieve this design, I used:

Sinful Colors Dream On (base coat)

Sinful Colors Savage (dots)

Candy Dots - thumb

My application of the base coat leaves something to be desired.