- my blue stripe mani
I’m up to doing something a bit different these days. I mean, usually I spice up a mani by adding glitter, shimmer or a stamp, but sometimes it’s nice to challenge yourself and do something that you know you could be better at.
I had an idea in my head that I wanted to try and make. Light blue base, a thick dark blue glitter stripe across the nail and then framed with a thin silver line. Depending on the thickness of that glitter line, I thought about making little dots in the glitter. That last thing never happened though. It would have been way too much, IMO.
Here’s the finished result:
The base colour is Dare to Wear’s “City Wear”, a pretty light blue packed with lots and lots of shimmer. It was easy to apply, almost a one coater, but I gave it two coats to get the best looking base for my experiment. Here’s how it looked on its own. No top coat.
I used China Glaze’s “Dorothy Who?” as the glittery line across the nails, and Claire’s nail art pen in silver for the thin framing lines. I tried to use only one coat of the China Glaze, but I had to draw the line again a couple of places to make it more prominent. Here’s the “crew” of polishes I used:
This doesn’t look quite as good as it did in my head, but I think it’s a pretty good attempt on a freehand nail art mani. I couldn’t draw if my life depended on it, and I think it shows.
I really like the shimmer though and it’s probably not the last time I try something similar.
What do you think? Is it acceptable, or should I just practice more?