This was pretty easy to do and I could see it being an easy and quick way to perk up and older manicure that had some tip wear. I did 1-2 coats as needed of Jesse's Girl Julie G Girls Night Out, a blue creme (a little dustier than my typical favorite, but I thought it would be fun to maybe not use Pure Ice French Kiss AGAIN). Then I painted on 2 coats of Orly Stone Cold (so so so pretty, omg) halfway down the nail; I didn't worry at all about it being straight or equally at the half mark because I knew that it would be covered with the liney part. Finally I used some white acrylic paint to do the lines, then topped it with OPI Fiercely Fiona (super sheer, so it needed some 'primer' as my boyfriend put it).
I think this is nice! But it's easy to let the lines get too crazy. I do prefer the inspiration manicure from Jessica more; she used a nail art pen and I much prefer the drawn-on look vs. my own more ikat painterly situation. Mostly it reminds me of this nightmare ikat fail, so it's a wee bit hard for me to get past it LOL. Anyhoo, glad I tried this out and I will definitely go the pen route in the future!
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Have you tried the earthquake / heartbeat / seismograph mani before? To see all of the blue nail art posts from September 2012, click here.