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.


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

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

    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 :)

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

    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

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

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

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

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

  6. Thanks for sharing.I found a lot of interesting information here. A really good post, very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one.


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