Tuesday 28 April 2015

Blue Checkers/Gingham

Hey everyone! I decided to redo my orange checkers nails from the other day in my favourite nail polish colour: blue. I really love the look these nails have and I think I prefer them even more in blue. I probably will end up trying this in other colours too, now I've realised how simple they are to create. It's not as hard as it looks, just paint your base, stripe in white, and fill in the centre of the stripes in light blue ... although that sounds really patronising probably if you're only just starting out! A good striping brush goes a long way, I've recently been using these (mainly the smaller one) from Born Pretty Store but I've also used a variety of others over the years. If you want to try out those brushes, you can use my code KHL91 to get 10% off. 

I used Barry M - Sky Blue* for the base, then I used Barry M - Cotton* for the stripes, and a mix of the two colours for the lighter blue. Then I added Seche Vite topcoat to seal it all in. Unfortunately I wrecked these in the middle of taking photos by hitting them on my lightbox (it'll teach me to wait a bit longer!) so I didn't get to take more than one photo unfortunately, but I'm sure there will be more versions in the future.  

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