Pastel striped nail art tutorial

May 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. ET

You don't have to pick just one pastel color for your springtime manicure — have four with this cheerful striped nail design.

Pastel striped nails

Pastel striped nails

Supplies:

  • Mint polish
  • Orange polish
  • Pink polish
  • Blue polish
  • White polish
  • Striping tape
  • Scissors

Pastel striped nails

Instructions:

1

Begin with a white base coat and let dry completely.

Pastel striped nails

2

Cut strips of striping tape, 3 for each nail. Place them equal distance apart on the nails and press down, making sure they're flush with the nail.

Pastel striped nails

3

Begin painting each block of color, starting with pink, then working down to orange, blue and mint. Let dry and then remove the tape. Finish with a top coat.

Pastel striped nails

Pastel striped nails

Quick tip

If any white polish comes off with the tape, that means you didn't let the base coat dry enough. It's an easy fix, though, with some white polish and a striping brush.

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