Bright Stripes Nail Art Tutorial

Bright Stripes Nail Tutorial

I don’t know about you, but I really dislike winter. And I’m ready for warm weather again. So I decided to pretend it’s summer and did a tutorial for this bright manicure!

Bright Stripe Nail Tutorial


Step 1: Apply Basecoat

Step 2: Apply 2 coats of a sheer nude color to even out your nails.

Step 3: Using a striping brush, make one diagonal stripe across the corner of your nail.

Step 4: Make a second stripe going the opposite direction.

Step 5: Using a second color repeat step 3, but line the stripe against the first color, either above or below.

Step 6: Repeat step 5, but in the opposite direction.

Step 7: Keep going with as many colors as you like until the tips of your nails are completely covered.

Step 8: Finish with top coat.


• To add a little variety, I striped the colors on my nails in different places. I didn’t want them to be completely symmetrical.

• If you wanted, you could continue this pattern all the way down your nail to cover it entirely.

Bright Stripe Nail Tutorial

Bright Stripe Nail Tutorial

Colors used

• OPI: Suzi Is Hungary Again!

• OPI: My Dogsled Is A Hybrid

• OPI: Life Gave Me Lemons

• Essie: Sugar Daddy

• Essie: Fear Or Desire

• Essie: Good As Gold

• Zoya: Kieko

• Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

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By Sarah Lou

Hi! I’m Sarah Lou! A New England based graphic designer by day, nail polished obsessed blogger by night. If I’m not painting my nails, I’m probably off taking pictures somewhere, at a concert or giggling at cute things on the internet.