It's time again to celebrate the shorties! The look I chose to emulate comes from Instagram Cucumbertini. She has beautiful long nails, but I think this art lends itself to nubbins quite well - and may even give the illusion of longer nails.
I started with Julep Winter, a lovely light grey creme. I love this trend of grey nails - every shade, every texture. So chic.
I used Scotch tape, placed on a diagonal, so that my lines would end sharply. This, Fireflies, is what happens when you don't wait for the polish to be *completely* dry before you apply tape. It pulls up the polish!
I didn't realize that Julep Lola had a satin finish, but it didn't matter, because of the topcoat. Lovely, lovely topcoat, which also smoothed out my tape mistake. And, it also smudged my lines. Double-edged sword, that topcoat. Apparently, I was all kinds of impatient with this mani.
I suppose if you were really OCD, you could use striping tape to make sure that each stripe was straight. If you really wanted to. I, uh, did not want to.
Bottle shot: Julep Winter and Lola.
I loved the simplicity and impact of this mani. Do you like this art for nubbins?