Spots and Stripes

Painted Fingertips | Spots and Stripes Nail Art

Hi everyone!

Firstly, one of my wonderful readers has let me know that if you are following this blog via WordPress, you might not be seeing options to like and comment any more. Unfortunately, that seems to be a side-effect of moving to a self-hosted blog and there doesn’t seem to be a solution. All I can do is encourage you to follow via email or Bloglovin’, or just click through to the full post where you will see more pictures and be able to comment easily. Now, on to the nails! Painted Fingertips | Spots and Stripes Nail ArtI created these for a recent competition on the Glamore Cosmetics Facebook page, where the theme was spots and stripes. I remembered a recent post I had seen by @ohlerin on Instagram which I had been wanting to recreate, and that’s where the ‘spots’ part came from. For ‘stripes’, I decided to go with a simple but effective pinstripe. Painted Fingertips | Spots and Stripes Nail Art

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue on all my nails. The silver I used is an unnamed silver by Grazia from their caviar nails kit. For my pinstripe nails, I just placed striping tape, painted on the silver, and peeled the tape back off. For the spots nails, I painted a portion of each nail silver and then used various sized dotting tools to create the dots. Painted Fingertips | Spots and Stripes Nail Art

I love this colour combination and the effect of the overlapping dots. Painted Fingertips | Spots and Stripes Nail Art

What do you think of this look? What colour combinations are you crazy about?

  • http://glowstars.net Vic

    Awesome design – I love the creme against the metallic.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://siobhansblog.tumblr.com/ Siobhan

    So you know I love this.
    I can still comment.
    I use Jetpack’s like feature if you wana reinstall it.
    Ps I’ve figured out the comment thing by the way that I asked you help with the other day! 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      People can still comment but when you view the post in the wordpress reader, the option to click ‘comment’ from there isn’t available and they have to come through to the full post. I don’t think it’s too serious but it might be annoying for some people.

  • Very Emily

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Love Pacific Blue with that silver!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks Emily!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    I love how those pinstripes came out!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    I love the colors together – that silver is like whoa!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! It’s pretty impressive for a nameless polish.

  • http://www.kelliegonzo.com/ kelliegonzo

    I flippen love the original Pacific Blue! It’s pretty much the best blue ever and SH is a dope for changing it haha. Love the nail art!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Agreed, I can’t understand when a brand changes a colour. Just bring out a new colour!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    I love the colour combo!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    I love the silver on blue, it’s perfection! I’m a fan of most colors on blue, it goes so well with almost every other color.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I agree, blue is so versatile and I love it!

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    Great color combo!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Cheyenne

    this looks great! I especially love the dot nails!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Same here, I really enjoyed that pattern.

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    The over lapping dots look really cool but I’m impressed with how straight your lines are. Even when I use striping tape they never seem to come out evenly spaced for me.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I remember how proud I was the first time I did a pinstripe. I did use tape for this, but I know what you mean, it’s tough to get them even. I usually have to reposition the tape a few times and then hope!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Absolutely love how you did the overlapping dots!! The colors and stunning together as well!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    These are so fun!! I love the colors you chose!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

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  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    These are SO fun! Amazing job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    These colors are rocking together! So much pretty :). And I love your thumb – it’s really like you put a silver decal over the blue with holes punched out of it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Aww thank you Deborah!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Beautiful! I love the twist in the dots design, looks so good!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • craftynail

    gorgeous !

  • http://madnessnails.blogspot.com/ Madness! Thea

    Can I just say this mani was actually my favorite for that week? I love it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Too bad I didn’t win then 😉