April 26, 2013

Mani of the Week: Mod-Inspired Color Blocking


I've been seeing color blocked manicures on Pinterest and have been dying to try it. Jennie from Well Shut the Front Door did an excellent version. I also felt like it was very inspired by the current wardrobe of Megan on Mad Men. My nails on Monday started out with Julep's Lena so I decided to work around that color palette. Here's what I used:


Now I've seen tutorials about taping off the sections but I'm too impatient so I decided just to freehand.  I used a Q-tip to remove the nail polish and create a block of the Lena color. The proceeded to fill in small squares of the other colors. Definitely need to wait a few seconds for the polish to try before painting the next color to avoid them bleeding into each other. While you wait for one nail to try, do the next nail. Then after about a minute, draw the white lines with the nail art pen. It helps hide the flaws! Granted it didn't come out Pinterest perfect but it's still colorful.

What's on your nails this week?


15 comments:

  1. So I definitely just bookmarked this page so I can try this once school is done with! This looks soooo freakin' cool! and not to mention- cute. Love the colors and thanks for the steps :)

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  2. So I definitely just bookmarked this page so I can try this once school is done with! This looks soooo freakin' cool! and not to mention- cute. Love the colors and thanks for the steps :) have a good weekend!

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  3. You did an amazing job on your nails. The colours all look so pretty.

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  4. Very cute! And thanks for the shout-out! :) I love the colours you picked!

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  5. So pretty! I love this; I don't know if I have a steady enough hand for it though, lol!

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  6. lol I used the white lines to clean up the look since I didn't do perfect boxes :p

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  7. Of course - yours looked much nicer hehe

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  8. The fact that you did those nails yourself makes me love them even more!

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  9. Aw thanks, didn't turn out as perfectly as I had hoped

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