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Fashion-inspired nail design: Sheer striped nails with red tips

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Nail art tutorial

Inspired by a look from Isa Arfen, Spring 2014, these alternating white and natural nail stripes are finished with a red French tip.

Nail art tutorial

Red tips and see-through stripe nail design tutorial


  • Essie's Blanco
  • American Apparel's Poppy
  • Precision tip Q-tips
  • Nail polish remover

Nail art tutorial




Begin with a white base coat. Don't let it dry because it will be easier to wipe away some of the polish while it's wet.

Nail art tutorial


Remove a stripe

Dip the Q-tip into nail polish remover and swipe it horizontally across your nail to take off the polish in that stripe. Go over it a few times with a fresh Q-tip dipped in remover to make the line perfect. Repeat for all your nails and then let the nails dry.

Nail art tutorial


Red tips

Take the red polish and brush a line across the tips of each of your nails. Let dry and finish with a top coat.

Nail art tutorial

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Photo credit: Isa Arfen
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