Twinsie Tuesday: Stripes: Nautical Nail Art

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Good morning and happy Tuesday polished world!  First I'm going to start off by apologizing for slacking on my commenting and responding to comments on the blog.  It's been a very busy weekend and the beginning of this week has been kind of crazy, so hopefully by the end of the week I can catch all up!  I'm proud of myself that I was able to edit today's photos and get this post up!

Today for Twinsie Tuesday we are sharing striped manicures. I painted this last manicure last Thursday, which was the day before the Fourth of July.  Since I wanted to be festive with red, white, and blue for the holiday, and still be able to wear it for the whole weekend without having fireworks on my nails, I decided to do some nautical nail art!  I was able to get a festive looking design, while adding some stripes!  Win, win!

I was inspired by a design I saw over at Pshiiit Polish.  I love her site, her nail designs, and her photos, but I wish she would share what she does on her thumb nail!  I always have to guess and go with the flow.  I like what I came up with though!

Let's take a look! 

Colors Used:
  • Finger Paints - Paper Mache
  • Zoya - Livingston
  • OPI - Eurso Euro
Cute right?  I love the different colored striped nails!  I think all nautical designs require a striped nail of some sort.  Two striped nails = perfection in my opinion.  To get the striped nails, I started off with two coats of Finger Paints Paper Mache.  As I have mentioned, this is my new favorite white polish, so much so that I already need to get a second bottle.  I've literally used it for the last I don't know how many manicures.  I'm hooked.

After applying a fast dry top coat, I made sure the nails were completely dried.  Once I was sure they were, I added six pieces of striping tape, then painted two thin coats of the blue and red polishes.  I always do one nail at a time when I have multiple tape designs because I find it easier during every step.  It's hard working when you have more than one nail taped up because the tape gets stuck on other nails and it's just a huge mess.  Anyway, before the paint was dried, I quickly removed the tape and let them air dry a bit before adding more top coat.

To get my anchor, I just used my nail art brush.  Not my finest work, probably could have gone over it a few more times to get the blue totally opaque, but I got kind of lazy.  The one on my right hand looked so bad, the bottom part looked like a huge smile instead of the bottom of an anchor.

What do you think?  Fan of the Nautical Nail Art?  Like my stripes mixed with polka dots?

Can't wait to see what the other girls do!  I wonder if anyone else went Nautical!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Until next time, <3.

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