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

Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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

 Red tips and see-through stripe nail design

Red tips and see-through stripe nail design tutorial

Supplies:

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

 Red tips and see-through stripe nail design

Instructions:

1

Base

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.

 Red tips and see-through stripe nail design

2

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.

 Red tips and see-through stripe nail design

3

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.

 Red tips and see-through stripe nail design

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Photo credit: Isa Arfen

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