Mani Monday ~ Pastel Laser Lights

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I have decided to start a series! Mani Monday – not the most creative of names, but it works. Every Monda,y I will be posting a new manicure. It may not necessarily be a design each week, but I will try to keep it interesting! In honor of this being the first post in this series, I thought I would do something art-sy as opposed to a single color – here is what I went for:

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I called this mani “Pastel Laser Lights” because that is what they reminded me of! Or, when you see lights at a concert – you know what I mean. The inspiration for these came from MissJenFabulous on youtube. If you are interested in checking out how she did it, you can find her video here.

Start out with a base color of your choice. I used Zoya Dot, a pastel pink that I received in an IPSY Glam Bag a month or so ago. This polish needs 3 coats to be opaque – I tried to get away with 2 but it was still streaky. Make sure your base is completely dry before continuing.

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Next, get a nail striper and a white polish – I used Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear in White On – and make the “lasers”. Simply stripe them in whatever pattern you choose! This step will make a base for the other colors. If you are going to be using light colors, like I did, then this step may be unnecessary. However, if you are using a dark base, then you will need the white so that your “laser” colors will show. Again, wait for the white polish to dry before moving on.

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Pick out what colors you would like for the lasers – you can just do one color, leave the white and call it done, or pick a few – I decided to use 2 colors: Essie’s Bikini So Teeny and No Place Like Chrome. Take your striper, clean off the white polish, and dip it into your first polish – DO THE LIGHTER COLOR FIRST! In my case, this was the Bikini So Teeny. Begin tracing over some of the white lasers. It should look something like this:

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Let it dry, then fill in the rest of the lasers with our other color(s), finish with a top coat and you’re done!

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Super easy and cute! Let me know what you think about this series – is it something that you would be interested in seeing every week?

 Love, Natalia

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