Thursday, August 15, 2013

Red and blue triangle nail art

Today's nail art is simple and what I like to call: what would have been my 4th of July nails. I must have seen this design on Pinterest - can't really remember where the inspiration came from - but I started out wearing the nails plain.

Taken under yellow lighting

I started out with China Glaze - White on White as my base - I'm really starting to embrace white nails because they're so summery and gorgeous - and then as the tips wore off, I decided that I would sponge on some color so that I could wear the white polish for a little longer.

I got some of my handy tape, cut out two pieces, joined them to form a V shape, stuck it carefully on my nail and sponged on China Glaze - Salsa. I used a makeup sponge and lightly dabbed it on, leaving some white polish visible. Then I sponged on China Glaze - First Mate, again making sure that I did it lightly so that I didn't cover the red and white polish.

Then I peeled off the tape, sealed the design with Seche Vite and admired my nails for a good five minutes.

Taken in sunight

Taken in sunlight

Taken with flash
I really like how these nails turned out. It was fairly simple to do except for the taping part which I am usually quite clumsy with. I like how the red and blue polish blended a little to create some purple-ness.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading!


  1. Everything glitter is great and I love purple. What more is there to say ;)

    Thanks for the BlogLovin follow, I am a new follower of yours too. I'd love it if you linked up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop ( Hope to see you every Thursday.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    1. Haha I have to agree that glitter just makes everything look so fun! Purple is one of my favorite colors too!

      Thanks for dropping by :)

  2. I love this!!! I need to try these! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party going on TODAY on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for hosting such a cool style link party - I've put in my link :)

  3. Hey there! Just stopping by to say thanks a bunch for the follow on Bloglovin'! I'm happy to be following you back :o) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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