i had way too much fun coming up with a creative vision for my final nail art look. i have been wanting to play with star glitter and i figured now was as good of a time as any. i opted to work the stars into a racing stripe look which required lots of extra help from Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs. since my nails are mostly bare yet again, clean, moisturized cuticles were essential and Suave® Skin Solutions Soothing Body Lotion saved the day.
here’s how i got a racing stripe nail art look in this season’s hottest shade – hunter green – accented with star glitter for a little extra funk:
i massaged Suave® Skin Solutions Soothing Body Lotion into my cuticles and let it sit while i gathered my supplies. then, i used a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab soaked in remover to make sure that the bases of my nails were clean and ready for polish.
i used my favorite tape trick again to ensure that my racing stripes were as straight as possible. i painted on two coats of a shimmering dark green and carefully removed the tape.
once my nails were dry, i removed the tape and cleaned up the edges of each stripe with a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab for precise polish.
after coating each nail with a top coat, i quickly stuck a gold star in the center of each nail, pressing firmly. the key is choosing stars that are small enough to lay flat over the curved shape of the nail.
i loved this stars and stripes look! after coating on two strong layers of top coat over top of each star, i was shocked at how long it wore and how many compliments i got while wearing.
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all photos by kate headley.