Thursday 19 March 2015

Distressed Stripes

Hi! Today I have some pretty random nail art that you can achieve in about ten minutes flat, and is also very easy to do with your non-dominant hand!

For this look, I started with a base of Barry M Matt White. I used the dry brush technique along with a striping brush and Barry M Black for the distressed stripes - all this involves is coating the brush in polish and wiping most of it off before brushing onto your nails, creating a grungy effect. It's a technique I've used a few times before (Distressed Halloween, Green Distressed) but this is the first time I've used a striping brush!

After I was happy with my black stripes, I used Models Own Bikini and Barry M Mango to brush on little pops of bright colour, before finishing with top coat.

What do you think, is this something you'd try?


  1. I like how this turned out with a striping brush, nice effect!

  2. Very cool! I definitely need to try this, I love how easy and quick the dry brush technique is!

  3. Looks awesome! Love the color combo :)

  4. This is DEFINITELY something I would do. I love simple techniques that give you very bold and fun results. This looks totally awesome! I've done distressed manis loads of times using the polish brush, but I really enjoy your twist using the striping brush, so I must try it!

  5. hahaha! Easy, simple and manageable for your Cindy hand? Love it!
    Crazy cool effect, dear, and nice twist on the dry brush technique ;)

  6. Ooooh, I like how you did this with a striping brush instead of fully covering the nail! The neon accents really pop :).

  7. Distressed manis always look cool, and I like the minimal look. Great work!


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