#31DC2013 – Blue Nails

I do enjoy having blue nails, it always seems to be the colour that gets me the most compliments ! So I have several great blue polishes. Today I decided to use Kiko 386Soft Pastel Blue. Well, this polish isn’t soft or pastel, but by golly is it blue!

I was inspired by our recent trip to Normandy. A lot of tourist souvenir stalls sell marinières. These are the blue-and-white striped shirts that French Navy personnel wear. Since Normandy is a coastal region, I guess that’s where the connection is 😉

31DC2013 - Blue Nails So I did decide to freehand the stripes. I’ll try tape sometime too, but I love this arty look, and even though they aren’t perfect, I’m pretty pleased with how well they went! That said, I’m glad I didn’t try to do more than a couple of nails…

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To avoid streaking when I added top coat, I did it horizontally on the stripy nails. Then the second coat went on normally to even it all out.

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Check out the other blue nails here : 

Or click the image below to see Chalkboard Nails‘ original post

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10 thoughts on “#31DC2013 – Blue Nails

  1. beachgal says:

    cute! great for what I can copy not being all that great with art nor having a lot of time/patience for same…and this works great for where I live which is coastal fishing town and it’s still going to be hot, hot hot for the next month – very much summer time and not fall – we have our hottest part of the yr this mo and on thou mid Oct always.

  2. Craftynail says:

    These look so cool! I would rather freehand it too 🙂 tape is a hassle

  3. Kitsu says:

    Cute! And that’s makes so much sense to topcoat in the direction of the stripes. Why haven’t I ever thought of that? D:

  4. I love these nails! Blue is my favorite color! I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Click here to find out more! http://thepolishinfluenza.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/ive-been-nominated-for-a-versatile-blogger-award/

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