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Day 12–Ugly Sweater Stripes

This was an exercise in futility for me as I was originally going to do a tape mani, but because I’ve been using the Elmer’s Glue method for the last few manis in order to save my hands from acetone, the tape actually lifted the nail polish from my finger! I only have scotch tape in the house so I had to try something else. I really loved Gini’s striped manicure so I thought maybe I could try that as an alternative. Hers turned out WAY better than mine! I just used a striper brush which I find doesn’t give the same effect as an actual bottle of striper polish. I can never get the polish distribution to be correct on the brush…so I figured I would try to emulate the ugliness of one of those sweaters with the random streaks of glittery thread in them!

I started off with Julep – Gayle last night thinking I would pair it with a massive bomb of glitter. Then, I just started painting on pastel colours and hoped for the best. I realized after I was finished that this reminded me a lot of my sugar spun nails! I was almost too embarrassed to post this, but the 31 Day Challenge is about trying new things and sharing the results!

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Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

20 comments

  1. I wish I had your nail art talent Jayne!
    This is lovely


    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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  2. ...I think I have that sweater....
    Kidding I think your mani looks darn good!

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    1. OMG, I was scared someone was going to be upset with me for insulting their fashion taste! LOL, I'm glad you like it!

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  3. In general, what do you think of Julep polishes? I have never tried them but see their ads everywhere!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. I've had nothing but positive experiences with Julep polishes. I've never actually tested how well they stand up to daily wear because I change my polish so much anyway, but I've been able to wear Julep polishes for three of four days without chipping.

      Working on my email to you!

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  4. So cute! I think your stripes look fun! I love the colors you used for this :)

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    1. Thank you! I had a hard time choosing the colours!

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  5. No need to be embarrassed. These look pretty good. I believe I have a pair of socks that match this pretty well lol.

    And Julep Gayle is my favourite julep polish, Good choice.

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    1. Hahaha, you're right, I think I have some "ugly socks" like this too!

      Glad you love Gayle! This is my first time using it and I'm so glad I did!

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  6. Very cute! I remember wearing a baby blue velvety furry sweater in middle school. Oh boy was that stylish...haha

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    1. Whatever, those sweaters were totally in!! The furrier, the better!

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  7. Really like! It's actually a lot different than the sugar spun; quite unique!

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    1. Oh good! I'm happy you like them because I wasn't quite sure about them at the beginning...

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  8. I really like the colour combination! How do you get your cuticle to look so perfect. Mine is always such a dried mess!


    Samantha
    Nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I just moisturize my hands a lot, but I'm pretty lucky that my cuticles have always been pretty low maintenance even if I use my hands a lot. I push them back in the shower and then every so often I will use the Sally Hansen cuticle remover on them.

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  9. It's not ugly! I like those colors together!

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  10. Ohh.. I like the Ugly Sweater Stripes!

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