A little late in the day to be posting these, but here are the nails that I painted for Memorial Day. Red, white, and blue, obviously. A little play on the stars and stripes, without the stars since they can be a pain to paint. This is still a little messy considering it’s a tape mani, but that’s no surprise. I love the look of taped designs in general, but I can’t seem to get them quite right. And when I do come close, it’s because I took hours to lay out the tape. I still like this design though. Certainly is one of my better taped manis, I think (although the gingham ones (found near the bottom of this post) are still my favorite).
And I of course tried out a matte top coat. But for once I wasn’t particularly fond of the result, so I didn’t go past that one nail. It didn’t look bad (how could a matte nail ever look bad?), but the colors on the glossy nails just looked more vibrant, which was better in this case.
I really like this half-and-half sort of look too. I don’t think I’ve ever done a design where a nail is half solid and half patterned. I’m definitely going to have to try that again with a different pattern.
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