Stripes and flowers nail art

While we still have beautiful summer weather in Stockholm, I better post this nail art design which I feel has a very cheerful summer vibe.
I went back to basics using striping tape and a dotting tool to create my manicure. It gets me a little nostalgic for a quite recent past in which these two tools were the only ones I had. Now my drawer of tools and supplies is overflowing and it often leaves me stumped and lacking inspiration. I really feel like creativity can be killed by too many gadgets but at the same time I can't help but buy new stamping plates, water decals and 3D-decorations!

How do you stay creative?

Polishes used: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, OPI I'm India Mood for Love and OPI DS Magic

På svenska:
Då man aldrig vet hur länge det fina sommarvädret håller i sig passar jag på att publicera den här somriga manikyren med än gång. Jag valde två traditionella/basala tekniker i form av prickverktyg/dotting tool samt striping tape vilket nästan gör mig lite nostalgisk. Det var ju inte så länge sen det var de två redskap jag hade till mitt förfogande...

Nu har jag en låda som svämmar över av olika attiraljer men inte hjälper det kreativiteten, kanske snarare tvärt om. Samtidigt kan jag inte hålla mig från att köpa in nya roliga stämplingsplattor, vattendekaler och olika 3D-dekorationer.

Hur håller du kreativiteten vid liv?


  1. Åh det här var helt underbart! En perfekt sommarmanikyr. Väldigt inspirerande!

  2. Very nice mani ! And perfect for summer.

    As for inspiration, I'm very bad to find ideas too. Like you I keep staring at my things and can't decide what to do with them. Can we call this the nailartist's block ? ^^ .
    But fortunately there's nail art challenges ! and that's why I like to participate in them : 1) it's fun to share with other nailartists and 2) I have a prompt to work around when I don't know what to do on my nails :)

    1. Thank you!
      Block indeed. I agree that challenges are a good way to force yourself to take on a specific style or technique that you might otherwise not have considered. It makes it easier in many ways rather than just make all the decisions yourself :)

  3. Jag gillar verkligen den somriga manikyren som du har gjort :)


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