the nail files: inadvertent herbie tribute

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 Lately, I've been inspired by Chelsea King's amazing IG posts, so I figured it was about time for some actual nail art. I haven't done stripes in a while, so that's what I decided to do. But not just any stripes-- racing stripes!

YES! I thought to myself. YES! THAT'S IT!

So I picked out the super fun Flip Flop Fantasy and paired it with Margritte's Masterpiece, doing one stripe of each on top of two coats of Paper Mache.

Then, because there weren't any sparkles, I did my new favourite thing of putting a piece of hex glitter in the middle of a polish dot. In this case, that's Sparkle and Snowflake, and the hex glitter came from Techno.

Outside, no flash.

Yes, the freehand lines aren't perfect, especially the Shaky McShakerson on my pointer finger, but MAN, did it take way less time than using striping tape. Hopefully, with a little practice, my lines will smooth out because striping tape can be a total bey-otch.

Inside, no flash.

And it was only after I finished that I realized something looked familiar.

I thought about it…

and thought about it… 

and thought about it some more.

And then, it hit me!


Now, my stripes are pink and blue instead of red and blue, but you've gotta admit that they sure do look similar! And I even did dots, which could be interpreted as wheels! Granted, I only did three and Herbie has four, but seriously, for an inadvertent tribute, it's pretty good. Haha!

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  1. You always have fun nails going on.

  2. YES! I love the effect the layered glitters have! And I also really love Herbie, so of course I love this mani!!!

  3. haha That's funny! The nails are adorable though! I've never tried striper tape, really want to. But striper brushes are always a pain for me. I mean, they're better than other shorter sized brushes, but they always seem to want to go their own way. haha At least for me. I think your stripes turned out good though!

  4. Oh! And that Flip Flop Fantasy looks friggin stunning!

  5. Pretty darn impressive - those lines are straighter than I would be able to achieve! Love the colors.

  6. NICE! That's some serious subliminal artness happening there. But I totally see it. And it looks awesome!

  7. Herbie the Love Bug!! lol. So cute, girl!


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