Fashion-inspired nail design: Sheer striped nails with red tips
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 tutorial
- Essie's Blanco
- American Apparel's Poppy
- Precision tip Q-tips
- Nail polish remover
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.
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.
Take the red polish and brush a line across the tips of each of your nails. Let dry and finish with a top coat.