Friday, April 27, 2012

Notebook Nails - Day 12 - Stripes!

At first I was like  "Stripes?  I can't cut tape evenly,  my stripes are going to look terrible.  I have this striping brush but It's only in silver and it's getting low and clumpy.  I really need to buy a striping brush"  and then I was like  "Wait!  I can just clean up the brush from my striper bottle and use that. DUH!"  Crisis averted!  How did I not think of this sooner?!  My stripes still aren't exactly perfect but even the perfectionist side of me is happy with them.  It would have taken so many re-dos and too much time to make this flawless.

I've been wanting to do this for a while so I'm glad I realized it could fit the category.  So, without further ado I bring you...NOTEBOOK NAILS!

Tom + Chandra.  Chandi is a nickname.

I thinned out the teal and pink to give it a more transparent look.  Without the thinner it's just too dark and bold to get the right feel.

I didn't have the time or energy to do my right hand the same way.  I just went ahead and painted that side solid teal and I am totally diggin' it!   I'm going to try to take a picture of both hands.  I'll have to edit this if I get a good shot because I think it looks pretty frickin' neat.

UPDATE! Hahaha, saying "UPDATE!" reminds me of "Unsolved Mysteries"!  I got a decent picture of my other solid teal hand!


  1. I love doing accent nails, but a whole accent hand? Genius! :) Especially when it's harder to paint your non-dominant hand. I like your teal. It kinda looks like chalkboards next to your paper! :)

  2. Sometimes I try to do the other hand with a design. I'm learning how to have a more steady, accurate hand but sometimes I just do not feel like spending all that time on it! Normally, I would have probably painted it all white but I decided to try the teal and I really liked it!

  3. Oh and that Teal is one of those little Sally Girl polishes. Can't recall the name, it's not on the bottle!