I really love the simplicity of this Pocahontas inspired mani! So I went on the hunt for the perfect polishes to complete this nail art and I came up with:
From left to right: Essie's "Sand Tropez", OPI's "Elephantastic Pink", China Glaze's "Sunday Funday", China Glaze's "Riveting", Sephora by OPI's "Iris I Was Thinner", and Sephora's Formula X in "Over The Moon."
I started out with a clear base coat (I use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Invisible") and then added two coats of Essie's "Sand Tropez" to create the base for this nail art. Before I added the gorgeous colors I applied a quick drying topcoat (I use Orly "Sec'N'Dry") so that I wouldn't have a lot of smudges. Here is what my nails looked like:
Next I took the four brightly colored polishes and a small paint brush (which I got at my local Wal-Mart for about $5 for a pack of 10 brushes) and began to draw lines of color. I decided to go one color at a time because I only had one brush and had to stop and clean it between each color. The small brush made it very easy to add thin stripes of color and I will definitely be using the brushes again soon! Here's how my nails looked along the way:
Here is the pack of paint brushes I have for nail art. Technically they are for paint, but they worked with nail polish and were easy to clean with polish remover.
Here is my work zone. As you can see I used the polish removers cap as a small bowl for cleaning my brush.
And then here are my nails after I added the stripes:
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