Lots of pix today, because I'm showing you a step-by-step building of a multi-color stripe-stravaganza that I did on both hands to match a dress I wore.
It starts off innocently enough, with the dreamy, soft grey of Zoya Harley. I'm not sure what happened on my middle finger. I love Zoya, so I refuse to blame them for it. :)
This soft green is Zoya Tracie. I just used the polish brush, lightly, on the thinner side, to make these squiggly lines.
Next, I used two polishes from a new-to-me line Cliche'. They are from Portugal, and I got them in a blog sale, so I'm not sure how widely available they are in the US. You can find them on Facebook and on their webpage, though if you don't speak Portuguese, you'll need Google Translate, or something similar.
The brown polish is called Fashion, and the purple one is Rock. I liked both of these formulas - even, well-pigmented application, and Rock has some shimmer that I dig. You dig?
I used black and white nail stripers to outline and highlight some of the stripes, similar to the pattern on the fabric. It's getting a little messy, but I'm not one to clean up much before I'm done - especially with so many colors. But it's cool, ya know? Goin' with the flow.
A mani like this really needs topcoat to smooth out all the different colors and make it look cohesive. Plus, a little shine distracts from small mistakes in the paint job! I'm all about distraction.
Afterwards, I noticed that my lines were a little less squiggly on my right hand - probably because it was harder to control and my nails are a little shorter on that hand. I do like the look, though - it has taken a bit of practice to be able to do nail art on both hands, but it's worth it!
Here's the dress pattern I was following. Groovy, huh?
And, finally, the bottle shot: Zoya Harley, Zoya Tracie, Cliche' Rock & Fashion, and nail art stripers in black and white.
So, Cool Cats, are you feelin' the Groovy vibe of these stripes? I dig it, man.