Easy peasy stripes!: Nail art tutorial

Divassence’s 1st giveaway Entry #11 by Shruthi

Hi all!

Here is my third nail art!

I have used Maybelline Coloroma in Chic as base coat and Avon Simply Pretty nail color in Champagne Shimmer for the design. And you will need some cellotape strips.

STEP 1: Paint your nails with the base color. I have painted two coats. And let the base paint dry completely before sticking the cellotape.

STEP 2: Cut thin strips of cellotape and paste it across your nails. I ve used 3 strips for each nail. So you will need 15 small strips for 5 fingers. To make thin cellotape strips, cut the cellotape strip along its length into 3 smaller strips.

STEP 3: Now paint the gaps in between cellotape strips with the glittery color (Avon simply pretty in champagne shimmer). Don’t worry if the painting gets messy. Once the cellotape is removed, the design will be neat.

STEP 4: After the glittery paint dries up, gently remove the cellotape and finish off with a top coat!! And you are ready with a fabulous nail art!!

No dotting tool, no nail art brush, just a little bit of patience πŸ™‚

Hope that was easy!!

And for those who noticed, the base coat in the middle finger is slightly chipped! Sorry about that! πŸ˜€
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17 thoughts on “Easy peasy stripes!: Nail art tutorial

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I have used this technique loads of times..Likeyy! πŸ˜€
    I hope u have time to check out my New post


  • January 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    @fewunnecessarystuff: thanks a lot πŸ™‚
    @ayantika: Its really easy and one does not need to be an expert!
    @manya: thanks taps…. ::
    @fictitious fashion: its awesome technique and the easiest way to do designs…

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    cute πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ well done shruthi πŸ˜‰

    @ deeps whr r the smileys ?? u sent them on vacation ?? :O

    • January 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      oopsie.. the comments section on blogger has changed completely so i guess the smileys disappeared.. this whole html thing is so difficult for a tech illiterate person like me!!

  • January 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    wow! this looks so neat and classy…reminds me of candy canes πŸ™‚

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    easy and nice ……. good job sruthi πŸ™‚

  • January 13, 2012 at 6:17 am

    @upasana: thanks a lot!
    @zara: Thank u… yeah they r candy cane inspired πŸ™‚
    @ani: thank u

  • January 13, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Wow this looks so pretty..U have beautiful hands and nails..I will toh never have patience to do this

  • January 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Lovely nail art dear. I love doing this but most of the time tape ruin my base nail paint and sometimes whole nail art. πŸ˜›

    Just wanna know about your giveaway is it closed and announced?

  • January 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

    @parul: thank u πŸ™‚ This one is really simple, id advise u to try it!
    @shruti: thanks a lot.
    @Vertu: Thank you. Try running ur nails under cold water if the base coat takes time to get dried. I did that!!


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