Saturday, 8 September 2012

Black and White stripes

You know how I like to match my nails to my outfits. Well I thought I would just post a couple of quick pictures of the nails I created to match my black and white striped dress recently purchased to wear to a wedding reception.

I was working on this late at night and although I waited more than 30 minutes to apply top coat I did still experience some smudging. Never mind - they looked better in person and were a great match for the dress.

For this look I applied three coats of OPI MBSW as a base and then stamped the stripes from plate BM 20 using W7 Black. The trouble for those of us familiar with bundle moster stamping plates is that the 'full' nail designs on the plates numbered 01-21 are so small they are only useful for children sized nails.  To get around this I stamped 3/4 of my nails with the stripe design and then filled in the gap with a black highlight.

I had every intention of adding glitter and rhinestones to prettify this mani but it got to almost midnight and I just couldnt keep my eyes open!

Lots of people asked me about this manicure whilse we were having a lovely time at the wedding reception so that made me feel a little better about the smudging caused by top coat.

Take care

Louise xx


  1. I really like this mani...I like how the stripes only cover part of each nail!