Happy Friday gang! Today's nail art is a riff on an idea I had earlier this week. I am obsessed with stripes (black and white to be specific) and I basically wear at least one striped item every week. I try to keep it to one day a week so that people at work don't look at me and ask, "Is your entire wardrobe just stripes?" When I sat down to do this I was debating whether to freehand the stripes (always a risk with my shaky hands) or stamp them. While looking for a good stripe pattern I came across this plate and fell in love with the graphic triangle pattern.
BM Plate 423
Color4nails Crystal Veil
OPI Aloha from OPI
Pueen White in White
KBShimmer Clearly on Top
I started with two coats of Willa. I then stamped on my pattern with White in White. Once dry I applied thin lines of Crystal Veil on the areas I wanted to add Aloha from OPI. I added a base color of White in White underneath Aloha since it is actually a bit sheer. I removes the Crystal Veil strips and finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.
The graphic pattern on a few of my nails came out a bit squished. I am using a new squishy stamper and am still getting the hang of it. But overall I really like this combo. I am a huge fan of black and white with bold accent colors. The combo always gives me an energy boost!