I’ve never been a huge fan of the border mani so I wasn’t sure what I’d do for this day of the challenge. At first I thought it was just the colour combination that would make it work for me, but while looking at other people’s attempts at border nails I came across this gorgeous mani by Kayla Shevonne and knew I wanted to give it a try.
I’ve never really got the hang of stamping – there are a thousand other techniques I prefer but I was so inspired by Kayla’s mani that I thought it was time to have another go at it. It still came out a bit messier than I’d hoped but I did end up with a border mani that I quite liked!
I used: Floral Street – Nails Inc, Baker Street – Nails Inc.
could you let me know how do you do the border so v neatly? I have never laid hands on a border mani bcz I dnt feel confident! 😛
I used a short and fine striper brush and did it slowly. It did the sides first, then the bottom of the border in two strokes – starting from the edges and meeting in the middle to make it easier to follow the curve and finally the top along the tip of the nail which I did very fine to begin with and then made it thicker until it matched the other edges. Hope that helps!
Ofcourse…. That does help! thanks for the detailed explanation. I am gonna try this. One last question, is it also doable on the right hand from your non functioning hand (left hand) ?
I did the same design on both hands (I almost always do all my manis on both hands) it wasn’t as neat but it didn’t look bad at all.
These are lovely. The colors you chose remind me of the old school dinnerware.
I know what you mean. There is a kind of Victorian china feel to the colours.