A Dash to the Finish Line

So I know I've been posting a lot of tutorials lately, and not as much nail art, so I decided to post something other than a flag today!! :-D  (Speaking of, are there any that you want to see? I have a few requests already, but I'll get to them!  :) )

It always amazes me how designs change even while I'm painting them. This design originated as dashes of all the same length in white over black, with an occasional red accent dash. It eventually evolved to different lengths of white dashes on back creating a wave-ish pattern with no red. Finally, I added color to each nail, making a sort of rolling gradient across the dashes. In retrospect, I wish I would've stuck to one color family for the entire manicure, instead of a different one on each nail. The orange and blue nails were my favorites...maybe I could've done an orange palette with a blue accent nail? (or vice versa?) Maybe next time?

I used:

Black: American Apparel Hassid
White: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Dark Orange: CND Electric Orange
Medium Orange: Zoya Arizona
Yellow: American Apparel Manila
Dark Green: American Apparel Hunter
Medium Green: CND Green Scene
Light Green: Sally Hansen Grass Slipper
Dark Teal: American Apparel Peacock
Medium Teal: Zoya Robyn
Light Blue: American Apparel American Denim
Dark Purple: Zoya Pinta
Medium Purple: American Apparel Imperial Purple
Light Purple: American Apparel L Esprit
Dark Red: CND Bloodline
Bright Red: China Glaze Hey Sailor
Pink: Zoya Shelby
Topcoat: Seche Vite


  1. Love this!! The added colour is perfect :)

  2. I love both of the photos ! I think my favourite nails are probably the blue one and the purple one ! So pretty !

  3. it all looks awesome, i love the black and white the best. The blue nail makes me want to go swimming looks like pool lanes. funny how designs take on a life of their own, you have one thing in mind and it just evolves into whatever it wants

  4. I think this looks awesome! I love the orange and red! So pretty!

  5. love it! hows your time in chennai? im in chennai now and i have my nail art stuff so im gonna see if i can replicate this!

  6. This really caught my eye! I've never seen anything like it before. Great job! :)

  7. ~ReaderRita
    The black and white version makes me think of morse code...
    V. Cool!

  8. The artistic side of it is really outstanding...very unique! Good job!


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