Saturday, 9 August 2014

NOTD - Diagonal Stripes


I was recently painting my nails and came to the realization that I haven't experimented with my Barry M Nail Art Pen in a while - something that clearly needed to be changed! Although this is a fairly simple nail look, I thought I'd share it with you nonetheless with a NOTD post. I love the finished look of the diagonal stripes but am not 100% sure of these two colours together which I think looks almost Halloween-y.

Although I used a nail art pen, the same look can be achieved with a Sharpie which perhaps may work better due to the fact that, as you can see, it was difficult to get the stripes to be completely opaque with the nail art pen and applying a topcoat smeared the design slightly. I'm definitely going to experiment with some Sharpies and different colours in the future, having only used the black nail art pen thus far. For those wondering, the base colour is Lola Lavender from the Fearne Perfectly Polished set which unfortunately I believe was a limited edition Christmas set and no longer available. Also, a word of warning if you'd like to attempt this nail look - it will take some time and is incredibly tricky to do on your right hand - I shan't show you the mess that is my right hand!

Would you wear these diagonal stripes on your nails? Would you like to see more nail art posts in the future? I'm thinking perhaps a stained glass window inspired manicure.

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24 comments :

  1. This looks really cute! I tend to shy away from lines when I do nail art because I never manage to get them straight, the Barry M nail art pens are probably the easiest ones to use for tricky art though! xx

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  2. Looks great, love the color :)

    Ellie xx
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  3. I love them! They look so cute... I'd love to do black and white, like humbugs haha xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. OOoh it would look like humbugs! I may have to do that :P

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  4. Cool design!

    besos,
    M
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  5. Great Post & lovely Blog!♥
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  6. I'm loving the colours, amazing manicure! :)

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  7. this is so cute! i love the colour scheme :)

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  8. Cute! I love black and blue together.
    Miranda
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  9. Beautiful design and colours! Looks like this took you a long time and a lot of patience.

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    1. It did indeed! I love to spend time on my nails though. It's something to do whilst I watch tv as I am such a fidget. I can never just sit still XD

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  10. I know that feeling with nail art not working out. You have to wait for nail pens to dry completely before putting on a top coat. And if you forget the top coat, they rub off! This is a really cute design :)

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  11. Lovely nails, they look like sticks of rock or humbugs!

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  12. your nails look amazing, I wish I was good at nail art!

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  13. I agree, this would be a cute combo for Halloween - a little different from the traditional Halloween colors, but still a bit spooky.

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    Alexandra
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  14. I bought the Barry M nail art pen too and haven't used it lately. I think I'll have to experiment with it again some time soon! I like how simple this design is. I couldn't do a complicated one because I've realised it can become quite messy!

    Yazmin xx
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  15. You nails are amazing - so accurate!
    Joelle
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  16. I love this! x

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  17. I really, like these! I don't think I have a black polish, need one x

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  18. I love this! They look so cool! You could do red and green strips for christmas!! X

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