After a long day I decided to end my weekend with some online “shopping” (ok more like online looking) and was perusing through katespade.com. I’ve been eyeing some jewelry but ended up looking at bags. I came across this one and BOOM! instant nail inspiration! I’ve done some Mondrian nails in the past, but I loved this take on it.
I wish there was an easier way to to these nails! There really are no tricks to it, just a steady hand to paint squares and stripes. I’m sure you could do this with striping tape, but I could never figure that out 🙂 I first painted the squares with Essie Blanc, NCLA Santa Monica Shore Thing, Julep Carrie, and Essie Butler Please. Once the white squares were dry, I used Nubar Palisade to paint the tiny stripes. This part was definitely the hardest! If I messed up painting the grey stripes, I went back with white to fix any crooked lines.
I then used Essie Licorice to paint in stripes between each of the squares!
Here’s a closeup of my nail inspiration:
And there you have it! Unfortunately I probably can’t afford this bag, so its much cheaper to paint it on my nails instead 😉