Stripe Power

As we all know, it's not easy to look beautiful everyday and nails are no exception. Nails are a lot of work to keep up with but so worth the wait and annoyance. I say annoyance because it's annoying waiting for them to dry and to keep up with them if they chip and have to change the polish at least once a week. The outcome is always great though and keeps me happy.

The nails you see below are done by first doing your base coat, in this case I did a light gray color. Once they are fully dry (probably a few hours) grab some tape and tape off the lines you want to make. Once all are taped, paint the top coat color you want over it, I used a light pink color. After an hour or so, slowly peel off the tape and put a good top coat over your nails and voila! Greatness on the tips of your fingers.

Left to right: Easy Going color; Top Coat; Light Gray color; Base Coat
*Inspired by Sara who told me about the taping technique 


  1. oh my gosh amazing!! nice work!! it looks like you used a nail pen, I'm impressed!

  2. Your nails look so cute! Love how you did it. That must be some work

  3. Nicole you have to you tube " nail marbling"
    It's the coolest thing and supposedly very easy. I'm into nails a lot too and am always finding.g new fun things to try as well. I haven't tried the marbling technique yet but if u do please share pics!

  4. Wow, that is pretty cool Gaby. I think I will have to try that! Check back soon for my experiment :)

  5. uhm okay so I am the first to admit that I HATE doing my nails. however, blogging helps! I spend a lot of time on the computer and I find that I can still type with my nails wet too! anyway, just wanted to stop in and say i LOVE your strips!

  6. Oh wow, they look so pro! Love it! And the colors are fabulous!

    come enter my sigma giveaway!

  7. digging the nail polish. i will definitely have to try this out myself!!
    xo TJ

  8. Wow! This is a gorgeous nail decor idea!!

    xoxo Denise


  9. What a pretty nail and love the color too! -akiko


  10. There are the most amazing nails I've ever seen!! Love them!!!!!