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This isn't really hard to do at all but people at my school always say to me
"OMG! Are those your real nails? How did you do that!?"
(I find the people at my school are rather easily amused)

Anyway Here is the process minus pictures because it is very hard to take pictures with wet nails.

Posted by ZZZ from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See ZZZ 's 4 projects »

You Will Need

  • How to paint a stripy nail. Stripey Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Alright we're going to do this with my mad skills with Windows Paint.

    Step 1: Gather your colors
    (two or three, here I am using black, red and white)

  • How to paint a stripy nail. Stripey Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2: Place your boring hand on the table.

  • How to paint a stripy nail. Stripey Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3: Paint two coats of the lighter color.

  • How to paint a stripy nail. Stripey Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4: Let dry completely.

    In the meantime find out how many things you can do without the use of your hands, like walking, breathing etc.

  • How to paint a stripy nail. Stripey Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5: Grab your other color(s)
    Quickly move making one diagonal line.
    If you choose to do more than two colors I would put one color more towards the left and one towards the right leaving a diagonal strip of the base color visble in the middle.

  • How to paint a stripy nail. Stripey Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your Done!

    When striping you WILL have excess polish on your skin around your nails, don't worry about it and just peel it off when your nails are completely dry.

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Im going to try this sometime!!!!
quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
people at my school are also easily entertained
Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
awesome-mad paint skills... I love step 4
nouk · 15 projects
Nice one,
Have you seen my Nailart?Tongue
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Hehe cute, I love your how-to.
Riley · Lothian, Maryland, US · 22 projects
I used to do something similar when I was in high school, but my hands aren't steady, so I used masking tape to make perfect lines. You just add the tape after the first coat and paint the second color, removing the tape immediately (don't wait for the paint to dry first). You can do other things with the tape too like, camouflage nails, or even for a simpler way to do white tips for a French manicure.

Oh, and use a razor knife to cut the tape into shapes. Hope my input helps.
Goth Ninja
Goth Ninja · Point, Texas, US · 3 projects
I'm gonna try that!♥

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