Over the past week or so, I completed the mammoth task of swatching every single polish I own. Given that this was my collection back in April, it was no easy task. I did, however, find a bunch of polishes I forgot I had. Among them was my Art Deco +nail art polishes I found for super cheap earlier in the year. I never really used them as the colours weren't quite right for what I had in mind and they got pushed to the bottom of my hold-all box. Turns out, they're pretty good, especially the black and whites. Having just started re-watching Friends from the beginning again, I had time to play with the stripers. So, stripes!
It's funny, this looks so much better from a distance. My hands are nowhere near steady enough to hold up to macro photography but, I make an effort to share regardless of how much I want to retroactively go and fill in the gaps in the stripes. I didn't use a base colour for this mani, just striped on the red first, then the white and finally the navy with a separate brush. Bit wobbly, and shows just how badly I broke my middle nail, but really, looks cool from a distance.
The Verdict: You can't beat red, white and navy for a colour combo. The stripes make my nails look shorter but it's eye-catching, always a goal. In case you were wondering, I didn't do stripes on my other hand. Instead, I started with a base of Sally Hansen Navy Baby and added a coat of OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy with It. I kinda like having contrasting hands and turns out the red glitter looks awesome over navy.