Monday, 4 April 2016

Mint & Pink Vertical Stripes (Crafted Cosmetics)

Hello lovelies! Today I have a quick bit of nail art to show you. After swatching two new polishes from Crafted Cosmetics (post here), I fell in love with both colours. I thought they might go well together and decided to do some vertical striping. Here's how it turned out. As always, read on for more info and to see how I did it!

Mint & Pink Vertical Stripes @acertainbeccaa

I started with a base of Crafted Cosmetics 'Mint Green'. I actually had this on as a plain mani all weekend and I'm still loving it. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Crafted Cosmetics 'Mint Green' @acertainbeccaa

For my stripes, I had planned to use straight nail vinyls - but apparently my envelope of vinyls has disappeared. Not wanting to give up (or freehand), I decided to use striping tape. I placed vertical pieces of tape on my middle and ring fingers while trying to keep the spacing as equal as possible. 

Mint & Pink Vertical Stripes @acertainbeccaa

I then painted over both nails using Crafted Cosmetics 'Bubblegum Pink' and peeled all of the tape off straight away. I left this for a couple of minutes before adding my final topcoat, as to not smudge my stripes.

Mint & Pink Vertical Stripes @acertainbeccaa
Mint & Pink Vertical Stripes @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? Both colours are quite bold but I like them together! It reminds me of a circus or carnival - bright and fun! I was considering doing stripes on all of my nails, but I think it would have been a bit much (and it took absolutely forever to line up all the striping tape).

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca

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8 comments:

  1. Fab post hun, these remind me of pin striped trousers. Love it! X

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    1. Thank you lovely. They really do - but don't think I could get away with these colours for work haha! x

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  2. The colors do go very well together! Lovely mani!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you think so too! :) x

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  3. That is a lot of striping tape, and it turned out great! Well done

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    1. Haha yes it did get a bit crazy with all of the tape! Thank you lovely :) x

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  4. I love this mani! Perfect for spring!

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    1. Thank you! It does feel very springy :) x

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