I’ve never done a nail tutorial on the blog before and for good reason, I’m not a fantastic nail artist. I came up with this idea in honor of the Cubs making it to the NLCS and was able to accomplish it with a few tricks that make it doable for even a novice like me. It is time-consuming because you have to let each layer dry thoroughly, but the technique is fairly simple!
- Red, white and blue polishes.
- Top coat (I swear by Seche Vite).
- Striping tape (You can get this at a beauty supply store like Sally Beauty, or on Amazon. It comes in a variety of colors, but it doesn’t matter for our purposes)
- Small paint brush for dipping in acetone and cleaning up edges.
- Mini “C” stamp (not pictured)
This is the hardest part, but wait until the white polish is totally dry and then pull up the strips of striping tape. You don’t want to smudge and start the process all over. Once the tape is pulled up, you’ll need to clean up with the paint brush and acetone again.
If you have a steady hand, you can free hand the C with red polish. I don’t, so I used this rubber stamp. These mini sets of letter stamps are from Michael’s and can be found in the front of the store in bins for only $1.50! The Target Dollar Spot carries similar stamp sets from time to time too. I just applied a good amount of the polish to my stamp.
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