Anywho, today's theme is stripes. I originally planned on doing a tape manicure, where the lines were horizontal across the nail and then sponge on another...color but it didn't look right when I tried it out last night. So I decided to pull out my striping polishes and get to it!
The polishes I used to create my design were L'Oreal Rainy Piccadilly, and two LA Colors Art Deco striper polishes in Black and Ice Breaker. I picked up Ice Breaker a few weeks ago at my local dollar store (for a dollar!) because I really wanted a sliver striper polish. This one is actually a bunch of small and micro silver glitter in a clear base. Which made it a little bit difficult to draw the stripe! I also got the L'Oreal on sale at CVS a couple months ago, and I had a dollar off coupon. This was the first time I had ever used it.
Rainy Piccadilly is a deep cornflower blue, almost navy, but leaning more towards teal than purple. This picture is the closest to it's true color that I was able to capture. I used flash on the other two, which illuminated the color more. The application was not as good with this polish as some of the other L'Oreal's I own. It was splotchy and wouldn't apply smoothly.
I do really like this manicure though because of how versatile it is. It looks professional, but is also fun since I used the glitter. And because I did the nail art only over one third of the nail, when I look down at my nails from above, I don't really see the design, it just looks solid blue. Which is sort of cool, lol! Anywho, I hope all my American friends have a great Thanksgiving, and everyone else has a great weekend! I will also be taking advantage of some Black Friday deals and going shopping! Hopefully, some of the polishes I've been lusting after will be on sale too!