Mara Hoffman Print Inspired Manicure
Summer is in full effect with coordinating bikini print manicures!
I wanted to find a fashion designer that embraced the essence of SUMMER… who better to do that then Mara Hoffman!
Mara Hoffman a NYC based fashion designer is well known for her colorful prints and creative mix of tribal, geometric and abstract patterns. Her collections reflect a chic, laid back vibe, inspired by world travel, nature, mythology and magic.
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Paint solid yellow on your thumb and ring finger. Solid blue on all the others. Let it dry.
Using nail art striping tape (I bought mine at the bornprettystore.com) Section your yellow nails into 3 parts (depending on the length)
Using a striping brush paint 4 diagonal lines & alternating directions.
Fill in your diagonal lines with solid white.
Carefully remove the nail art tape and apply 1 coat of your favorite clear top coat!
Blue Nail Design
1. Using the striping brush create diagonal lines varying in thickness. Uneven lines are perfect so to mimic the pattern in the bikini top.
2. Using your dotting tool after the black has dried take your blue polish and apply dots to the thickest lines.
3. Follow it up with your favorite Quick Dry Top Coat
Basket Weave Bikini
•marahoffman.com • Bikini Top $109 • Bikini Bottom $101
• Luau printed stretch-jersey maxi dress – Netaporter.com $231
Nail Polish Links
Art Club – Nail Art Striper White Ebay $1.99
Art Club – Nail Art Striper Black Color Club $4.00
Zoya – Darcy (Yellow) Zoya.com $8
Zoya – Rocky (Blue) Amazon – $7.49
Born Pretty Store – Dotting Tool $4.74
Amazon – Dotting Tools $5.99
Born Pretty Store –Nail Art Striping Tape $1.90
Photo by: marahoffman.com Nails by: Holly for The Trendy Nail
Disclosure: The manufacturer provided Zoya products in this post. The tools and art club polish was purchased by me. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.