Pastel stripes

Stripes – one of those super simple and easy ways to add interest to any manicure. You can paint them bright to get a fun summer look, or you can do them in pastel colors to achieve a tender look, and that’s exactly what I did:

Pastel stripes on white nails

The stripes are not perfectly straight, because I painted them freehand, and to be honest I wasn’t trying to be very careful… aaand I don’t always have the patience to use striping tape :D

To start, I applied two coats of OPI Alpine Snow – still my all time favorite white – and waited for my nails to dry. Next I painted the stripes with pink and lilac using a nail art brush. The design looked ok but kinda flat, so I outlined the stripes with thin silver lines.

White nails with stripes

The colours I used:

  • OPI Alpine Snow – a pure white background colour
  • Essie Need a Vacation – pastel pink
  • Lumene First Spring – lilac pastel
  • Orly Dazzle – silver stripes
  • Clear top

Pink stripes nail art

Another good thing about vertical stripes is that they help my nails look a little longer – gotta love them, right? ^^
Thank you for reading! ♥

14 Comment

  1. Очень нежно и безупречно выполнено! Красота!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Благодарю :) Очень рада, что Вам понравилось!

  2. A pretty sight for any pastel lover = ME ;)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hehe that makes two of us! I’m crazy over pastels ^^

  3. Nidia says: Reply


    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Nidia!

  4. So beautiful! The silver outlines are perfect.

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Lindsay :)

  5. I like the stripes :D I like the soft colors you chose :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Pastel cremes are my most favourites :))

  6. Beautiful pastel stripes! I don’t have patience for striping tapes either. I think freehanding is a great way of exercising the ability of doing straight lines even if they don’t get completely perfect.

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Very true :) Lines always should be straight with contrasting colors, while with pastels it’s not that important imo. Small imperfections are hardly noticable in rl :)

  7. Wow these are so pretty with the silver outline!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Jacqui! :)

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