Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Striped Mani- my pink for this Wednesday

This wasn't intentional, I know Erika was planning on doing a pink mani this week (I'd figure we'd rotate or something like that, as there are a few of us and it may get tough for all of us to do pink every week) but it coincidentally worked out that way, so why not share it.

A Japanese magazine inspired me to do this manicure. The original was blue and white, but I thought this was cheerier and more bright for spring. Actually, it kind of reminds me of a Victoria's Secret bag, only with darker colors! They are big on nail design over here, and every magazine has a section on manicures. I came across a "border" (it's what they call stripes here) manicure, though done slightly differently (they also used 3-D accents) I decided to give it a try.

I used two no-name polishes in hot pink and red, then topped it off with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength nail color in Diamonds. -I love the rhinestone-embellished bottles this line comes in- I painted the stripes free-hand with the regular bottle's brush (still did not find my fine tipped manicure brush..) so the stripes are a bit wonky, but they'll do.

The manicure came out better on my left hand -I'm right handed-, the same hand I cracked my thumb nail on, so I put a heart over the bandage.

Striped Mani by KitaRei
Striped Mani, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.


  1. ♥love your blog♥

  2. Cute nails! Love pink and love stripes! I also had that Sally Hansen, love it too!^^

  3. Thanks ladies!
    Jan, that Sally Hansen color is pretty decent isn't it?

  4. very cute! Love that top coat. I wish I had done one this week, too. Next week! :)