Silver Starburst

Silver StarburstIt’s not every day that I post a “normal” manicure that hasn’t been themed to within an inch of its life, but after a recent rash of holiday manis, I thought I’d take a break from my usual Tim Burton-esque approach to nail art (is there a single frame not filled with something? Then fill it with alllll the things!) with this simple, striping tape-enabled starburst design. I’m generally not one for getting all tangled up in wads of striping tape, preferring to keep my work predominately free-handed, but I wanted the silver starburst points (OPI’s sparkly silver foil, My Signature is “DC”) to be crisp and clean against the glittery blue background (Essence’s It’s Raining Men!) And because gradients are pretty (and pretty effective), I thought I’d throw in a couple of them, too.

4 thoughts on “Silver Starburst

  1. Very nice! I love playing with nail colour, but I’ve opted for natural recently. I haven’t painted my nails for six months and they are stronger than ever.

    • Thank you! Oddly enough, mine are stronger now that I’m paying attention to them because of the nail art thing. I also don’t leave my polish on for very long, so it’s not *quite* as damaging as it could be – seriously, people would cry if they knew how quickly I wipe some of these manicures off.

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