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Nautical Nail Art | #MonthlyMani

August 18, 2015

Yay, it’s Monthly Mani day!!  These posts are some of my favorite posts for a few reasons, but mostly I love the fact that it gives me an excuse to spend some time on myself, playing around with nail polish and just having fun.  And of course I also love seeing the creativity from the other participants each month – it’s so cool to see the different interpretations of the same theme!

Which brings me to this month’s theme: nautical!  Nearing the end of summer, a nautical themed manicure seemed like the perfect way to feel stylishly cool despite the heat.  I decided for an all blue and white manicure with some fun accents, including my favorite white glitter.

Nautical Nail Art -- Navy and white nails with stripes, polka dots & glitter accents | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

To start, I painted my nails with the base color of choice for each nail, either navy or white.  Then, I added my accent designs by painting stripes with my nail art pen, polka dots with my dotting tool and glitter with my favorite glitter polish.

Nautical Nail Art -- Navy and white nails with stripes, polka dots & glitter accents, feat. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure white glitter | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiNautical Nail Art -- Navy and white nails with stripes, polka dots & glitter accents | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

The polishes: “I Saw… U Saw… We Saw… Warsaw” by OPI // “French White Tip” by NYC // “Snow Globe” by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure // Nail Art Pen, shade #11 from Born Pretty Store (coupon code in right sidebar)

Nautical Nail Art -- Navy and white nails with stripes, polka dots & glitter accents, feat. stripes painted with nail art pen | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

I had a lot of fun with this month’s theme, and I am so totally in love with my nails!  And the best part is, it was super simple to pull off!  I might just have to pick up a couple more of these nail art pens because they really make it easy.  Have you ever tried a nail art pen?  Are you fans of the nautical trend??

Don’t forget to check out my #MonthlyMani co-hosts, Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide and Piniel from PinsPlace, to see what they came up with for our totally nautical theme!

As always, thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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4 Comments

  • Justine S.

    GORGEOUS! You did such an amazing job with the stripes using that pen. That takes a lot of skill and concentration :) I think my favorite nail is the index finger…so pretty! What is the Julep stuff in the background?! I’m intrigued!

    August 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks, Justine!! I definitely had to paint those stripes very slowly and carefully haha! Ooh, the Julep stuff is actually a bottle of this quick drying manicure oil type stuff (I don’t have it in front of me, and I can’t remember the name, ah sorry!). After you finish your manicure, you wait a minute and then just put a drop of the oil on each nail and it’s supposed to help it dry faster and protect your manicure. It seems to work fairly well, but I really love it because it smells amazing and makes me feel like I’m giving myself a spa manicure haha! :)

      August 19, 2015 at 10:05 am Reply
  • pinsplace

    love this mani…all the details are amazing but the polka dot is my favorite! xx

    August 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks, Piniel!! I had a lot of fun with all the different patterns and accents on this manicure! :)

      August 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm Reply

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