Good morning! Week two of FingerFood's Theme Buffet, was actually a bit of a challenge for me since I had absolutely NO IDEA what to do for a geometric design. I scoured Pinterest for the last week or so trying to come up with inspiration. I finally found this pin and decided to use it as my inspiration. I have used striping tape for a few manis, but I always feel like it's a ton of work to cut up hundreds of one inch pieces of striping tape just for me to get polish all over it and remove it seconds later. I like the end result, but I tend to be very impatient. ;)
I started with a base of LA Colors Pearl. It took three coats to make it opaque, though you could still see a bit of VNL. I knew it wouldn't be too big of a deal since I was adding nail art over top. I thought Pearl was a great base color as it provided contrast without being really bold, as a white base would have been.
I then added all the little pieces of striping tape to each nail to create the crosshatch pattern on my nails. I then painted a coat of JLB Cosmetics Deep Sea on all my nails, with the exception of my ring finger, which I used JLB Cosmetics Jade, for an accent nail. Both of these are lovely one-coater metallic polishes. I have already shared both of these polishes on the blog - you can see the posts here and here. I often use these metallics as a base for glitter or nail art since they're quick one-coaters.
My only complaint with these polishes is that they're so difficult to photograph! I know my set up for picture taking is not ideal, but metallics and super glittery polishes HATE my camera! I am super proud of this mani and glad that I only had two boo-boos, on my thumb and ring finger. Fortunately, they're not too noticeable. Be sure to check out the other geometric nails the other ladies in the group have posted below - there are seriously some fantastic nail artists in this group!