DIY: Transparent stripes - Nail art

9:06:00 PM

Here it is - my first DIY tutorial! It's not in video form, but I'll start doing vlogs and video tutorials very soon! Anyway, since this is my first DIY/nail art tutorial, I decided to show you something extremely simple and fun to do. I love experimenting with different designs and colors on my nails and this is such a fun and unusual way to do your nails, not to mention that it's very quick to do. You can use whichever color you like, I just decided to paint my nails this one, because it is one of my most favorite nail varnishes. Unfortunately, I've scraped the label of the bottom of the bottle, so I have no clue what this shade is called, but it is something similar to indigo blue. Let's begin!

The items you are going to need are - a pair of scissors, some adhesive tape, nail polish (the choice of color is entirely up to you), a top coat and tweezers (sadly, I forgot to add them into this photo). I always use Rimmel's Lycra Pro top coat because the brush is more than amazing and it dries really quickly.
First thing you're going to do is cut the tape into small strips (the smaller the strip the better) and glue them onto your nails. I decided to use only two strips per nail, but you can also use three... or more, I suppose.
Next thing you're supposed to do is put on the preferred color of polish onto your nails. I prefer and recommend applying two coats of nail polish, so it would last longer. Don't worry if there is some excess polish on your cuticles, you can use cotton swabs to remove it.
Once your polish is all dried up, feel free to remove the tape strips off your nails. Just make sure the polish is completely dry or it will not turn out to be right (been there, done that). Use the tweezers carefully, so you wouldn't scrub or peel the polish off.
Last, apply top coat for a shinier and smoother look. Yes, I know the polish is smudged in some places, but it's only because I've taken the strips off too soon and yes, I am this pale in real life (seriously, though, I can't get a tan). Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this super simple tutorial and who knows, maybe it will be useful to you.

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49 comments

  1. such a cute and festive idea!


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  2. bel post, buona settimana

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  3. bel post buona settimana

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  4. So cute!! Totally trying this!!

    <3 Shannon
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  5. I am pretty pale too! Love this look. Very chic,
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  6. I love great nail art! Great job, this is chic and elegant!

    Xo Miss Erin
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  7. Oh wow you did such a good job with this! I need to get some Dior polish asap!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  8. Wow, that is wonderful and pretty easy, you have lovely hands!

    besos,
    M
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  9. Oh that looks so cool! Such a great idea!

    Shannon
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  10. The result looks really nice and I love sheer detail manicures! I really think I need to try this one ;)
    xx

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  11. Amazing nail art! It looks awesome!
    Keep in touch
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  12. So cute!! I'm usually bad at doing nail art but this seems simple enough and looks so cool!
    xx,

    Paisley

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  13. very nice
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  14. amazing!! so nice!

    xx

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  15. Love it!! It's awesome! Xx



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  16. I love this design. It looks amazing!

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  17. Great job!!!!
    I'm following you back hun.... keep in touch!!!
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  18. Čao!

    Super da me pratiš, puno ti hvala. Možemo si pisat na bosanskom! :)

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    Katja

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  19. oh I love this
    I might have to give it a try..
    how do you make the adhesive so thin?

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  20. Really nice!
    Kisses
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  21. me encanta el resultado.Un besazo

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  22. Wow! I like it!
    It looks cool!
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  23. Oi linda tudo bem?
    Uma das melhores marca é dior adoro os produtos!

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  24. LOVE this!

    xx Cara
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  25. this is a very cute nail look! i love how you left the actual nail underneath. it has a nice effect.

    Tiffany / tiffanyeatworld

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  26. Great nail art, it looks beautiful. :)
    Thanks for your comment and following.
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  27. Wow such a clever idea! Great pictures :)

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  28. Such a great nail art! I definitely have to try this out! :)

    Thank you for your lovely comment cutie! I like your blog very much!!

    ♥ Joana
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  29. Lovely nail art! Nice blog! :)

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  30. LOVE these tips! I use to be so good at nail art but it became too time consuming with other priorities. You definitely have inspired me to look at getting back into!
    LOVE this post Happy 4th!

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  31. Yay, love this nail art, wanna try it too ! It looks gorgeous and original =)

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  32. Love love love these nails. Im so lazy to put in work so I always just do one color but one day, when I'm not super lazy, I'll try this look!

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  33. This is gorgeous, so creative and I love a black nail but this really freshens it up a bit. I also love the design of your blog, particularly the header!

    Anna
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  34. It looks so cute and it's so easy, I'm definitiely trying this!

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