Day 12: Stripes

In Essie, Nails, Nubar, Sinful Colors by Jacki19 Comments

Good morning lovely readers! Ready for this Monday yet? I am very excited to share that my hubby should be home from Afghanistan this week!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have some cute nails planned out for that day so stay tuned for them. I filed my nails way down last night. They are way easier to work with, especially while using my iPhone, but I think I’ll be happier when they grow out a bit more.

As for today, stripes were the challenge theme and these are what I came up with. I was looking for inspiration ideas last night and came across this post fromNailside(I love her designs!! Check out her awesome tape mani tutorials!) and wanted to recreate it with some other colors. My friend, Heidi, helped me pick the colors and these were born:

I used: Base coat of OPI Nail Envy
2 coats of Essie Blanc for the base color
Stripes using a striper brush with Nubar Reclaim, Nubar Petunia Sparkle, and Sinful Colors Black on Black
Top Coat of Out The Door

Any thoughts on these? I wish I’d gotten a picture in the sunlight to see if the Reclaim gave it’s holographic effect, but I still like it non-holoed, too. I love all of the different finishes with the different colors. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading!

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โ€“ Letโ€™s paint something amazing! โ€“


  1. cali

    did you just manually paint the stripes on? or did you have to use some kind of tape, like when people do french manicures?


    WOW !! you got talent !! amazing nails ๐Ÿ˜€ looking fwd. for those special day nails I stay tuned for sure !! Im so glad hes back congratss girl get ready ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Jacki

    thank you everyone!! Yes, a striper brush will most likely come in a brush set. I got 3 pack of brushes at Sallys and it was the long skinny one that resembles the thin brushes in the art polish bottles

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