Nail Ideas: Stripes

Hello everyone!!

I apologize for the short hiatus that I took for the week! I had been pretty busy... shopping and catching up on my TV dramas. I hate to admit it but I'm really enjoying the Korean dramas that my sister recommended to me. I just can't stop watching them! :$

Anyway, as an apology for being a bad blogger the whole of the week, I decided to do a bumper post for the entries I did for another nail art competition on Instagram - stripes! Although I made it as one of the finalists, I didn't manage to win the competition but it sure was fun doing all these mani-s! ^_^

This was my first entry for the competition - purple ombre stripes! I thought that it would be fun to try my hands on some ombre nails and added some stripes to make it more interesting.

The base colors used are (from left to right):
Illamasqua - Baptiste
a-england - Lady of the Lake
Purple franken
China Glaze - Light as Air

Hamburglar nails! I did these after McDonalds started having those cute Hello Kitty plushies again. The hamburglar hello kitty was my favorite but I didn't manage to get my hands on any :( Ah wells...

Love-lines! I did these after trying out Essence's A Lovely Secret and decided to add something sweet to the mani. The stripes are done using the stringing method that I've used for the Rainbow Stripes and the hearts are added using a toothpick. I think the hearts need a little more practice :et

Watermelon nails! This mani was done after I was inspired by the watermelon that my mum bought for dessert. My mum thought that the stripes were too straight - in my defense, I did try to make them more wobbly! Funnily enough, when I actually need to make straight stripes, I couldn't for my life get them to be straight enough. :|| Anyway, the watermelon was sure yummmy! ^_^

Gradient effect using stripes! I actually saw this design on someone's T-shirt and I thought it was pretty cool so I tried to do it on my nails. It may not be obvious but when seen from a distance, it does have some gradient effect. I loved how these turned out <3

What do you think of these stripes? Which striped mani is your favorite?



  1. These are so cute! :D The watermelon is my favorite, followed closely by Hamburglar :D

  2. your nail art is really really pretty!

  3. Suzanne O'ConnorJune 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Love them all but I love the ode to McD's.

  4. You know I loved them all ;0).  Your nail art is so amazing!!!  I'm a drama lover too, so I can't get mad at you for spending time with them.  It makes life more interesting, lol.

  5. RichardLAndersonJune 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    All of them are gorgeous...

  6. Wow these are all so cute! I do stripes a lot, but mine never look as straight as yours! my favorites are those Hamburgler ones, how you managed to make perfect little hamburgers on your nails is beyond me. 

    So cute! 

  7. I like the first one, so simple and elegant :)

  8. I like the love lines. It kind of looks like birds on a wire. They are all super cute though.

  9. Thank you Camila! Glad you like them! ^_^

  10. Thank you Suzanne! Glad you like them! <3

  11. Aww thank you! ^_^ I have to admit I obsessed over the stripes for quite a while but I gave up when I got tired lol!! The hamburgers were done with a toothpick and a nail art brush (for the patty ;) )

  12. Heehee thank you!! I really liked how it turned out too! ^_^

  13. I love the lovelines!!!!! Hehe very cute! 

  14. Awww... you're too kind ;0)

  15. Thank you! Now that you've mentioned it, it sure does look like that! Brilliant idea for a mani! <3