Week 18: Tribal / Stripes

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Becca and I made this a split theme because she loves tribal and I love stripes, but I decided to challenge myself and try a simple tribal design. I was hampered by being away from home so I didn’t have my full collection to choose from, but I packed polishes that I thought would go together and I really like the result!

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I started with a base of SquareHue Happy Creme, the only pink I kept from that disastrous May 2013 Madonna Collection. I then used striping tape, a striping brush, a small art brush, and a dotting tool to make designs. The other colors are a-England Galahad (the dusty teal), SquareHue Honor (gold foil, from the July collection — I’ll swatch these when I get back home), and Sally Hansen White-On and Black-Out. I looked at pictures from far more talented artists on the web and tried to put together my own combination of designs.

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My mother rolled her eyes when she saw them. She’s very much a no-frills manicure kind of woman! 🙂

Next week is inspired by a pattern! Stay tuned for Becca to update Fishay, Fishay!


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