Blue and Gold Stripe Nails

This is a simple design made using striping tape.

I started by painting my thumbs in 2 coats of a gold shade.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a dark shimmery blue.

On the gold nails I used blue striping tape and lay 4 stripes across each nail in a random pattern. Unfortunately my top coat faded the colour a bit on the blue striping tape.

On the ring fingers I also used 4 stripes of striping tape across the nails in a random pattern but this time I used a gold coloured tape.

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Simple Christmas Stripes Nails

This is a super simple design that you could do for Christmas time due to the colours, or you could change the colours around for any time of the year.

I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a bright red shade, except for the thumbs and ring fingers.

On the thumbs and ring fingers, I used a striping brush to paint a diagonal line in the same red shade starting in one corner at the base of the nail and ending about a 1/3 of the way down the nail on the opposite side.

I filled in the area closest to the tip of the nail in 2 coats of the red shade, leaving a small negative space area near the base of the nail.

On the same thumb and ring finger nails I first took a gold striping tape. I placed a diagonal stripe of this so that the line was coming from the opposite corner to the the line I had painted in red with the striping brush. I then placed a green stripe of striping tape just underneath the gold stripe, leaving a little space in between.

Duochrome Colour Block Nails

For this design I did a simple 2 colour block design with a line of striping tape in between going diagonally on each nail.

I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a pastel lilac colour from the Coconut Infusion range by Barry M.

On top of this I taped off with DIY masking tape a diagonal line on each nail, leaving the tip half uncovered. To this half of each nail I painted 2 coats of a duochrome polish from Born Pretty. This is quite a pretty polish that changes from a shade of purple to green. It also has flecks of green glitter. It was item no. 24882.

Once this was dry I used a purple striping tape to cover the line where the 2 colours met. I then finished it off with a top coat.

I always find it hard to photograph duochrome polishes well, so I tried to capture the effect in a short video:

Pink and Vanilla Nails

For this design I wanted something a bit busy that had something different going on for each nail.

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On the index and little finger, I painted 2 coats of a bright pink base. On the remaining nails I painted 2 coats of a nude shade.

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On the little finger, I sponged on a glittery pink to the tips make a gradient. On the middle finger, I sponged on the bright pink shade to the tips to also create a gradient.

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On the ring finger, I painted a stripe of the glittery pink in a line down the centre of the nail. I then outlined this stripe with thin pink striping tape. On the thumb, I places a single stripe of the same striping tape going down the length of the nail.

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On the thumb, I then placed 5 rhinestones in the middle of the nail on top of the stripe. I put a larger one in the middle, a medium sized one on either size, and then a smaller one on either size of this. On the index fingers, I placed a large rhinestone in the top middle of each nail and then a smaller one directly underneath that.

Purple Stripes Nails

This week’s design is a nice and simple one.

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I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a lilac shade called ‘Surfboard’ from the Coconut Infusion range by Barry M.

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Once this was dry, I took a purple striping tape. I placed one stripe of this horizontally near the tip ends of each nail.

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On the ring fingers I placed 3 more stripes of the striping tape on each nail going upwards. I tried to make these evenly spaced out.

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I then finished everything off with a top coat.

Flakie Jewel Nails

For this design I started off with 2 coats of a dark green to purple duochrome shade. I wanted the base colour to have a little depth and colour to it even though I planned to use a flakie top coat over the top. I put this onto all nails.

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Next I added my flakie top coat over all nails as well. I ended up using 3 coats of this in the end to get the required density. I let this dry and then added my top coat to all nails.

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Afterwards I used 2 coats of a lilac shade. I painted a line down the middle of the nail from the base to the tip of both the thumb and ring finger nails.

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I then used a darker purple striping tape and used this to cover either side of the edges of the lilac sections I had just painted.

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I finished the design off by placing a large rhinestone in the center, and 2 smaller rhinestones on either side of this onto the nails where I had added the lilac stripe.

Bold Stripes Nails

For this design it took me ages to decide what colours I wanted to use lol.

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I started by painting the ring and thumb finger nails in 2 coats of white.

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On the little finger I painted 2 coats of a coral shade, on the middle finger I used a dark purple and on the index finger I used a green/teal shade.

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On all nails that were not white, I added a single silver rhinestone to each nail. I then used a top coat on all nails and allowed everything to dry fully.

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On the nails that I painted white, I used striping tape to mark out space for 3 stripes on each nail. I then used the colours from the other nails to paint a stripe of each colour before removing the striping tape. I then finished those nails off with another coat of top coat.

Studs and Stripes Nails

For this design I started by taking a shimmery white shade and painting 2 coats of this on my thumb, ring and little finger nails.

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On the middle finger I painted 2 coats of a dark purple and on the index finger I painted 2 coats of a bright coral shade.

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On all fingers except the ring and thumb finger nails, I placed a diamond shaped gold coloured stud near the base half of the nail in the centre.

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On the thumb and ring finger nails I placed 4 vertical strips of striping tape on each nail. I took the purple shade and filled in 2 of the taped off sections on each thumb and one on each ring finger.

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Then, using the coral shade, I filled in 2 taped off sections on the ring fingers and 1 on each thumb. I immediately removed the striping tape and then added my top coat after giving it a bit of time to dry.

Metallic Magnetic Nails

For this design, I firstly started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a metallic goldish/bronze shade.

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Once this was fully dry, I used striping tape to tape off a section along the middle of each nail.

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To this middle section, I painted a coat of magnetic nail paint a black/grey shade to one nail.

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After waiting a few seconds I applied a second coat to this. I immediately held the magnet over this in order to create the magnetic pattern.

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I then removed the striping tape straight away before it had chance to dry. I repeated this for the remaining nails.

Silk Polka Dot Nails

For this design, I started off by painting all nails in 2 coats of a shimmery white shade from the Barry M Silk collection called ‘Pearl’.

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Next I used a purple shade from the same silk collection called ‘Orchid’. I painted 2 coats of this to the bottom half of each nail only.

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I then used the white shade again and a small dotting tool. I placed polka dots over the purple area on each nail.

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Once this was dry, I used gold coloured striping tape across the line where the white and purple background colours met in order to make it look ‘cleaner’.

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I finished off the design by placing a gold nail art stud on the middle of each nail on top of the striping tape.