Vinyl Stripe Matte Blue Nails

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Hello readers! Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday is back with an easy DIY vinyl stripe matte blue manicure. Keep reading for full details!

DIY vinyl stripes matte blue nail art manicure using gray blue, baby blue, brown, and grey neutral colors for fall
I love a matte finish! It adds extra definition to small details, and it can make an otherwise glittery or dark polish office appropriate.

Here, I combined three shades of blue with a neutral gray and brown in an easy matte look for fall.

The base
I chose 5 (mostly) cremes for this mani: Grey-t to be Here and Jeans On! from Essence; Flat Tire** from Aurora; Sky Blue from the Sally Hansen + Crayola Collaboration; and Rain Storm from SinfulColors.

I used Grey-t to be Here on my index and middle fingers, Sky Blue on my ring finger, and Rain Storm on my pinky finger. I applied a quick dry glossy top coat prior to doing any nail art.

From left to right: Grey-t to be Here and Jeans On! from Essence; Flat Tire** from Aurora;
Sky Blue from the Sally Hansen + Crayola Collaboration; and Rain Storm from SinfulColors


The accent nails
I made both my ring and pinky nails accent nails. You can play around with this by only choosing one accent nail, choosing any two nails as accent nails, or making all 4 nails their own accent (this is known as a skittle mani!).

I applied extra thin vinyls on my base color polish and applied the accent colors (Flat Tire, Grey-t to be Here, and Jeans On!) using a fine paint brush.

[Pro tip: Make sure your nail polish is completely dry before placing nail vinyls. Also, you will get cleaner edges if you remove the vinyls as soon as you fill in the negative spaces.]









The final look
I finished the look with a coat of matte top coat polish. For this mani, I used Purrfect Matte** from Sassy Cats Lacquer (reviewed here).

DIY vinyl stripes matte blue nail art manicure using gray blue, baby blue, brown, and grey neutral colors for fall
Vinyl Stripe Matte Blue Nail Art

DIY vinyl stripes matte blue nail art manicure using gray blue, baby blue, brown, and grey neutral colors for fall


DIY vinyl stripes matte blue nail art manicure using gray blue, baby blue, brown, and grey neutral colors for fall


Stripes are always in trend and easy for all skill levels. I hope you you enjoy this mani and give it a try some time!

**These items were originally sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 



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