I’ve been in love in anything nautical theme for years now. After seeing Lacquerized’s post I’ve been wanting to try it out for some time. I thought it was cute but I couldn’t do the design without an opaque black. :(
At home I had a couple of striping brushes and my only black is China Glaze’s Liquid Leather (which is too sheer to create nice lines).
Jenny from Claire’s/Icing was nice enough to give me a couple of nail art products so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test them out :D
The Claire’s Nail Design Pen was nice and fine. I think it would be great for making detailed designs, dotting or even creating outlines before coloring it in with polish because I can go crooked eyed/hand sometimes. LOL.
Note: This pen comes out semi-opaque. (This one retails for $8.50US / $9.70CAD)
As for Icing’s Black fine tip brush, it was great! It’s a lot easier to use this than to dip my striping brushes into my regular nail polish bottles because sometimes I don’t grab enough paint and half way down my line it starts to dry out. The color was very opaque, and the brush was nice and long – the lines drew themselves! I definitely recommend this one. Time for me to go buy a white one, hehe.
(Price:$4.50US / $5.00CAD)
Overall, I am quite happy with how this nail design came out! I think I’m going to pat myself on the back and continue to wear it for a few more days :)
What I used:
______1• Essie: Knockout Pout
______2• Claire’s Nail Design Pen in White
______3• China Glaze: White on White
______4• Icing’s Black Fine Tip Brush
______1• Paint Nails with a base color
______2• Using the nail design pen mark where you want the stripe area to begin and fill it
______3• Fill in the area again using a white polish to create an opaque look
______4• Using a black fine tip brush carefully place 3 lines on top of the white area
Have fun! If you do remake it, comment below and link it! I wanna see!!