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MANI MONDAY

I don’t know what it is with me and nail polish, but if you know me in real life you’ll know that I am consistently painting my nails. It’s something I just love to do and not just for fashion reasons but also because I find the whole process so soothing…anyone else? Surely I can’t be alone in this.

Mani Monday - Life, Set Sail
Todays Mani Monday is one that I’ve been very obsessed with lately. My favourite kind of nail art definitely has the be the kind that looks impressive but doesn’t take rocket science to achieve. A simple colour-blocking design like the one above is just that.

The best tip I can give you for this type of style is choosing a base coat that is both opaque and quick drying. You’re not going to want to choose a shade that takes three coats just to get right. The new nail polish line from RMS Beauty works beautifully because by the time you finish painting the second hand, the first is already dry. The brush is a nice size too so you can work pretty quickly without thinking to much about what you’re doing. I gave myself a half hour buffer (if that) to allow for extra drying time before I taped off my lines for the second colour. For reference, the shade I used is called Honest.

If you love any sort of nail art where you are doing line work like this, I highly suggest picking up the proper tools rather than using your basic Scotch tape. Anything like this Nail Art Striping Tape will work beautifully, and it’s dirt cheap too. I use my cuticle trimmers to cut off sections and tape all the nails on one hand before applying my alternate colour, this way I can make sure everything’s even from the start.

For my second shade I used AILA’s Room 212 which is the quintessential Fall shade, or (as described by the company itself) a sexy pinot noir colour. I love that both of the brands I used for todays look are free of harsh chemicals. As someone who paints their nails as often as I do, I’ve been trying to pay extra attention to the ingredients in the polishes I’m using. With options like these, it’s not hard.

What do you think of this look, is it one you’d recreate at home?

xx -b.
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21 Comments

  • Holly
    October 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Someone’s running with the high from making it onto KARIMA’S INSTAGRAM!

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 21, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      Hahaha, naaah, just trying to keep things fresh! Not gonna lie though, that was an amazing day 😉 xx

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  • Anneke Forbes
    October 20, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Haha! It’s so true – every time I see you, you’ve got a fresh set of perfectly polished nails! I love when you do manicure posts – more please!

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  • Ela BellaWorld
    October 20, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    It looks so beautiful! I should really give it a try 🙂 x

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

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  • Ko Maitland
    October 20, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Ooooo, love it ! The blocking of the colours is so simple but looks so effective. Love the shades you have used too.

    Almost Everything

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM

      Thanks so much! Happy to hear you enjoyed that 🙂 xx

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  • Brittany Messner
    October 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Let me know how it goes! xx

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  • Jackie
    October 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    These are so pretty and never thought of this. Seems simple enough to that I can do on myself.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 20, 2015 at 10:06 AM

      Thanks! And you’re right, very simple. Let me know if you end up trying it out at home 🙂 xx

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  • Ellen
    October 20, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    This is beautiful! The color combination is lovely!

    prettyneutral.com

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  • Angeline
    October 20, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    Love how you’ve done your nails, they’re such an amazing combo! xx

    http://www.thegirlfromthenorth.com/

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  • Cindy
    October 19, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    I absolutely love this color combination! Definitely very Autumnal, lovin’ it. I’m definitely going to need to try this colorblock style, once I have the patience to sit down and do it that is haha.

    Cindy // http://www.cindyhyue.com

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM

      Thank you Cindy, so happy you enjoyed it! I promise it’s easier than it looks 😉 xx

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  • Lys
    October 19, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    That is such a pretty combination! I should definitely do a colour-block nail art design more often, it looks so cool!

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 19, 2015 at 4:52 PM

      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try more combinations, but for now I am loving this one 😉 xx

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  • Leticia | Thee Limited Edition
    October 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    When I saw this mani on your Snapchat Saturday I was in LOVE! I will definitely be giving this a go! 🙂

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    • Brittany Messner
      October 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM

      Thank you Leticia (and for sharing on Twitter too)! If you take photos of your mani I would LOVE to see it 🙂 xx

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