Friday, 29 June 2012

NOTD | Pink & white stripes

I have been loving the classical French manicure lately, but felt I needed a little colour on the end of my fingers! I didn't have time to do nail art on all my nails so I opted for accent nails.

So, on all but my accent nails I applied two coats of Rimmel's funtime fuschia. Rimmel are one of my favourite nail polishes; they dry so fast & I love their wide brushes! Then on my accent nails I applied a white base coat. When the base coat was completely dry I applied thin strips of masking tape to my accent nails, & then 2 coats of funtime fuschia. When the pink was dry I slowly peeled off the masking tape, leaving visible white stripes behind. Originally I applied Lead by Topshop nails for the accent base coat, but it was quite dark & the pink polish wouldn't completely cover it. To top them all off I applied a top coat of Sally Hansen's instra-dri. 





It's such an easy look to create, & really livens a boring manicure :) 


Have you guys tried anything like this? What colour combinations do you think work best?


Jen xox

14 comments:

  1. Love it
    -Stef
    http://traintostyle.blogspot.com

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  2. The pink is lovely :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Firstly, I really like that pink colour. But secondly, I had nooo idea that nail art could be done that way... It has never crossed my mind! I love finding new tips like this!!

    rach xxx
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    1. Haha, happy to share :) Just make sure your base coat is bone dry before you put the masking tape on, otherwise it all peels off! xx

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  4. I really like how this looks! I'll have to try something like it. :)

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  5. So cute, and really steps up your nails! Love any form of nail art :)

    Alice

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    1. Me too! I love have pretty things on my nails :) xx

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  6. Thats lovely :) I think Id try that with pink and purple, I love those colours together. And its always nice finding a fellow biomed in the blogging world ;) xox

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    1. Thanks :D Aaa asif! High five to that haha xx

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  7. So cute, I love nail art!
    xx
    http://beautybyt2.blogspot.ca/

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