Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Rainbow Stripes Nail Art Manicure

I saw some lovely rainbow stripes with zebra print on Kayla Shevonnes blog here and wanted to do something similar, because I thought hers looked awesome.  First I started out thinking I would use tape to get those crisp edges, but I couldn't find the sellotape and thought I would give it a go freehand.  I used OPI Thanks so muchness for the red, China Glaze Lighthouse for the yellow, China Glaze Blue Sparrow for the blue, Funky Fingers Power Play for the Pink, and Funky Fingers Cheshire for the purple.

I was actually quite pleased with the overall result, apart from the purple showing underneath the pink at certain angles, but it wasn't really very noticeable in reality.  I even got a compliment when I went grocery shopping, so thats always a good sign that it looked OK.  I wore it like this for a whole day before adding China Glaze Fairy Dust, which I thought looked great and masked any flaws, all good except when I went to do the zebra stripes, I made a total balls of it and so I have now removed the whole thing.  Like a real rainbow it was pretty, but didn't last!  I will definitely be trying a rainbow mani again though, think of all the colour combinations and stamping possibilities, the list is endless.  So for a first attempt, I liked it and I hope you like it too.

7 comments:

Manicured Monkey said...

great mani, such clean lines!

-Diana- said...

Very happy :)

BlingerNails said...

Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :)

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imfeelingnail-venturous said...

Amazing! The stripes are perfect and the color choice is amazing!

Vita said...

I really love this mani - great colour combination!

Alice said...

WOW I love this- the lines are so clean! Can't believe that you freehanded this, I'n well impressed! Colours look fab together as well.