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5/4/11

Gray Stripes

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Now to today's manicure, I've been seeing many striped manicures so I thought I'd finally try it out. Now I see why everyone loves them! They're fun, easy, and come out so pretty. I decided to keep mine subtle and not go crazy with bright neons or holos.


For this manicure I used China Glaze Pelican Gray as the base color. After it dried completely I taped off my nails in a vertical direction. Then I used Zoya Kelly, a dark gray with purple and blue undertones, as the color closest to my tips. After it dried I went back and taped off my nails a second time, this time going a little higher than the first stripe. I used Catrice London's Weather Forecast, a medium gray with subtle blue undertones, for the second stripe.

As much as I LOVE this manicure, I plan on removing this pretty soon so I can try the stripes with different color/finish combinations. I'm thinking something a little more bright!

19 comments:

  1. That would look great with a matte top coat! I need to do stripey nails soon...

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  2. I love the greys! Grey was one of my favorite fall/winter colors!

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  3. i just love grey nail polishes :-D
    nice mani ;-)

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  4. love it! you should try brighter colours too i am sure you would like it :)

    shel xx

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  5. Awesome. I've been thinking about grey polish a lot lately....might have to do something in grey!

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  6. looks wonderful on your nails

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  7. Darn I need to try out that striped/taped mani, looks really cool...just need to find the time to do it :)

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  8. Thank you all so much!

    @Irishenchantment I want to, I'll have to put that on my "manicure to do list"

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  9. Ooo there's something really classy about a monochrome mani :)

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  10. this looks GREAT! awesome job

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  11. I freaking love this!! I love grey shades in general - saving to my inspiration folder!!

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  12. This looks so pretty! I love the color choices looks very classy :)

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  13. This is lovely! I love grey polish!

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  14. So pretty! I love it! Makes me want to try this design/idea, too! :)

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  15. Wow, I absolutely love this! So simple and sophisticated at the same time!

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