Happy Friday all! Today's nail art is something that I have been wanting to do ever since I purchased my Kate Spade 2016 Planner. If you know me, then you know I have a slight (okay maybe more than slight) obsession with black and white stripes. I love them. My wardrobe is a testament to that. The last striped item of clothing I purchased I was so excited about and showed it to my mother. Whose eyes rolled to the heavens and she sighed, "More stripes?" So when I spied this planner on the Kate Spade website I had to have to it. And of course I had to do nail art inspired by it!
This also gave me the chance to try out some new nail vinyls I picked up from Whats Up Nails Nail Art Store. This was a new to me polish and nail art supply e-tailer and I kind of fell down the proverbial rabbit hole on their site. So much good stuff!
Ellagee Liquid Latex
Polish My Life Nude Lace
OPI (Hello Kitty Collection) Never Have Too Mani Friends
KBShimmer Clearly on Top
I started with painting my nails with one coat of Nude Lace as my base color. Once dry, I applied a layer of the liquid latex around each nail and applied the nail vinyls. According to the instructions, it said it's best to used a sponge to apply the polish to ensure that there is no bleeding underneath the vinyl. I used this tecnique which I have to say worked much better than just applying the polish directly. I did experience far less bleeding. The only downside was the the black I used was a tad sheer and as a result didn't apply as evenly as I would have liked. Next time I will definitely make sure that whatever color I use is more opaque. I removed the vinyls and applied a generous layer of top coat. For my accent nails (my thumb and pinky) I applied two coats of Zoya Ziv.
Me and my planner!
I'm still getting the hang of using nail vinyls (this was only my second time using them) but I'm hooked! They are so much fun and they make doing nail art a lot easier when you are strapped for time or if you're like me and struggle with straight lines!
Whats Up Nail Vinyls are sold on the Whats Up Nails site. The pricing varies depending on the quantity and design but range between $3.75-4.75. Shipping for Nail Vinyls is free.