1.23.2013

Diagonal Stripes Nail Art

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Here's another easy-peasy, basic nail art tutorial for amateurs like myself. Check the first one I did here.


1.Just pick a base color and paint two layers over your nails. I picked this oxblood nail polish, which is oddly called Chestnut 05, because it is nowhere near the color of chestnuts.


2. Using a pair of scissors, cut out thin strips of tape. You can use masking tape as I did, because frankly, that was all I had. LOL. Tape diagonally, leaving about half a millimeter space for the design.


3. Paint over the tape with your chosen color. I wanted a subtle nail art for once for a more sophisticated look, so I chose a red color that is close to the oxblood base.


4. Wait a minute or two to let it set and peel off tape. Ta-da! Your easy-peasy, basic nail art is done.

So easy, right? You can do variations of this. For example, you can cross the tapes to get an X design. You can do horizontal, vertical stripes or a chevron design. And don't limit yourself to just two colors! Go crazy, who doncha? :D

What other sorts of do-able DIY nail arts do you know of? Have you tried them yourself?

Hugs,
The Belated Bloomer

43 comments:

  1. super cool! I love this method since there are so many shapes to make :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  2. I absolutely love to paint my nails and have finally accumulated quite the collection... but I have yet to try anything fun like this! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to have to try it :)

    michaelandwhitneyweekes.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, I love this! I'm really, really bad when it comes to painting my nails but I think even I could pull of something like this! (It looks really cool, almost three dimensional with the stripes in close colors like that.)

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    1. I'm bad at painting my right hand because my left hand tends to put nail polish all over the place, but this one's really easy. :) Hope you enjoy it, Katie!

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  4. oh, it's gonna be ruined before it's dry. At least for my case, because I have a little girl running around the house! LOL

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  5. Very cute! Love the stripes! I have been wanting to do some nail art and this may be the first step to getting there!

    Marisa
    http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! You ahould do your ombre nails and we can feature it here! :)

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    2. Lets do it one afternoon.. and do a tutorial :) tried the masking tape. Failed!

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    3. Oooh great idea! I tried the pink one with magic tape. It's much easier to handle. :)

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  7. This actually DOES look easy – most nail art seems impossible to be but I'm definitely gonna be giving this one a try!

    Sea and Swank


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    1. If i can do it, I'm sure almost anyone can!

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  8. This is exactly how I do it! Its pretty easy and helps if your not a pro (like myself) Anyway it came out awesome! Love the colors.

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Very cool! I'm terrible with nail art, but this looks like I may be able to pull it off :)

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    1. I know! Even those with unstable hands (ehem, me) can do this!

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  10. Oh that's super easy, will have to give it a go! I might try pastel colours...
    Elle
    www.theellecurve.com

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  11. Wow this is so creative and it looks professionally done at the end :D

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  12. Very nice ! I love your blog

    would you like follow each other?

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  13. Love this tutorial!
    I love nail art and this just looks so doable - need to try it!
    Your writing style is a joy to read!
    Would love to follow each other on GFC & bloglovin?
    Let me know with a comment & I always follow back.
    Lots of love from London.
    Love G xx

    www.supercalafashionistic.com

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  14. i like the subtle stripes! i tried something similar with masking tape but really didn't like the way the polish pooled at the edges. maybe i just got the technique wrong..

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Hmm...maybe your layered the polish on too thick?

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