The One With the Blue Zebra Print Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Tuesday is upon us and the work week is in full swing.  I'm hoping to have a calmer week compared to last, but I doubt that will happen.  Wishful thinking, am I right?  We are having GORGEOUS weather, which means I can start wearing my Spring/Summer dresses again!  Love this time of year.  Okay, probably everyone around me doesn't love it because I'm pale as a ghost and blinding everyone, but I love it.

Today's design is a fun, funky zebra print I did before the great nail injury of 2018.  It's been saved in the draft folder to share when I was getting tired of sharing manicures all with that silver or gold accent nail.  Update on the injury, it's almost to the edge of my nail, meaning probably in another week or so I can go back to painting my nails without a middle glitter accent.

Let's take a look at today's manicure!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • INM - Misty Blue
  • INM - Cotton Candy Dandy
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Acrylic

Isn't it neat?!  Super simple design to create.  First you start off with a base of white polish.  I used my favorite, ORLY White Tips.  When that was dried, I sponged INM Cotton Candy Dandy, a light blue polish, on my nail randomly.  Then in I went back through and sponged Misty Blue in the blank white area making sure not to cover all the white or fully overlap the light blue.  When that was dried, I added a quick coat of INM Northern Lights to blend the sponged colors, and add a little sparkle.

I then went through with a small nail art brush and a black acrylic and added the zebra print.  It's been forever since I've done one but this design is like riding a bike.  Super easy, super quick and doesn't have to be perfect.  Added another top coat and called it a night.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Something you'd try?

I just realized I haven't done an actual gradient manicure in some time.  Hmmm, should probably do one again soon!

Until next time, <3.

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