Eeesh, what a title eh? I just really wanted you to feel prepared before checking out this nail art because it's so awesome and confusing at first glance! Today I'm using some OMG (real) Nail Polish Strips in 'Black Stripes' (see the pattern on their website here) which I was sent to review with some clever pieces and circles punched out to make this carnival-like mindbending stripe-tastic nail art! Take a look, but maybe be sitting down first because these are a lil bit crazy :)
I am so in love with this, and I honestly don't think I could have done it with any other product or method (I mean technically I could have done something similar, but the OMG strips have tons of major advantages). Sure, stamping is a method to get a similar result, but with these Black Stripes nail strips I don't have to wait for all of my base colors to dry and then have tears rolling down my face when my perfectly stamped image gets smudged by my top coat.
First I applied strips to all of my fingernails according to the directions; they are straight forward and pretty much exactly what you would expect for a real nail polish strip like this (and also general nail polish), i.e. push back cuticles, clean nail plate before applying the strip, choose the right size and work your way up from the cuticle. Then I used the remnants of the pieces I had filed off and punched out some circles and cut some triangles and trapezoids to make my 'patches'. I just plopped the pieces down onto my nails in random places, applied a little bit of pressure, and top coated. Ta-dah! Super easy, amazing result! And because these really are nail polish based, like the Sally Hansen strips, you can use acetone and a clean up brush to correct any overhanging pieces or make 'the gap' more even once you are done applying.
I will post a more detailed review and comparison between these OMG Nail Strips and the other similar products I have tried (the mentioned Sally Hansen strips and the Jamberry nail wraps) here on the blog soon [make sure you don't miss it by liking Manicurity on Facebook and following me on Twitter for updates]. Not to give too much away, but these are pretty awesome :) Feel free to check out the OMG Nail Strips website in the meantime!
Now don't forget to check out the other black and white nail art from the Digit-al Dozen ladies below! I am already feeling a little sad that this week is coming to a close :'(