Spin on Color Blocking

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The colors of spring are evident in this color blocked manicure. It's bright, bold and cheerful.

This spring-inspired mani is not difficult, but is time consuming. Let's just get started.

Colorblocking nail art with lines and dots
I used Zoyz polishes in this color blocked design.
I started off with a nice base coat. I have been using Butter London Nail Foundation. I love it!

Then I painted a diagonal stripe of the yellow, green and pink. I let them dry for a bit between colors. After the main stripes were on I applied a top coat of Seche Vite.

I started off with the white striping brush and applied the white diagonal stripes in various places on the nail. Then I repeated that with the yellow and then the blue striping brush. 

Using a dotting tool I applied two rows of dots using Zoya Raven.
What I used: Striping brushes from LA. Colors, Zoya Midori, Creamy, Whitney, and Raven, and a dotting tool.

It's amazing how complicated this mani looks but how relatively easy it is to accomplish it. The idea came from http://www.nailsmag.com/ The mani on that website was only for tips. But as I began I decided I wanted to cover the entire nail.  

Someone commented and said it looks like Juicy Fruit gum. It really does remind me of that. 

I think this mani would look great with any colors. What colors would you use?
The first step: Painting diagonal lines.



13 comments

  1. I like this! I may try it with some sparkly colors ;)

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    1. Oh that sounds pretty. I can't wait to see.

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    2. When I do it, which may be this week, I'll post it on my blog with a link back to this one. I'll happily post the link for you Kelly :)

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    3. Thank you. I really can't wait to see. And I am anxious to see how your blog blossoms!

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    4. Thank you! I'm actually going to do another red/blue design today with Essence polishes today! Then we'll do the color blocking around the end of the week

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    5. This one is definitely my fave! Love it!

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  2. This looks so cool!! I love it!

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors and the design.

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  5. pretty! will have to try this one too! :)

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