Saturday, January 5, 2013

Purple Zebra Print Mani

My first nail art of the new year! I actually did this mani away while spending the day at my mom's, so I had to improvise with what I had since I didn't have any of my regular tools with me.

I started with two coats of Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Lacey Lilac, a soft lavender creme that has a great smooth application. That was the only color I had with me, so I borrowed a bottle of my mom's polish, OPI Tomorrow Never Dies from the James Bond Skyfall Collection. At first glance, it almost looked like a royal blue when in the bottle, but applied as a saturated deep purple shimmer.

I (sloppily) freehanded a line sectioning off a third of the nail and painted a thick stripe of the OPI purple -- it looks a bit messy because I was working from my lap. Using an old paint brush with thin bristles, I drew the zebra stripes by dipping it into the open polish bottle.
The overall effect didn't turn out too badly, for having done this manicure on a whim. With the proper tools and better lighting, this could be a really cool piece of nail art.

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