Greetings guys! I hope you guys are having a better day than I am. Another day I completely skipped over lunch for some unbeknownst reason. Don't worry I plan on having a huge hamburger after I finish posting this for you guys haha. Another thing I keep meaning to do is put up that reader poll. I should have it up probably during the weekend, since I know that's when a lot of you guys have more time on your hands. Today I have some nifty (does anyone say that word anymore? I feel kind of old if you guys have no idea what it means) stripers from New York Color's summer Samba Collection releases. If you recall, I showed you guys a few weeks ago the polishes from the NYC Samba Collection. These stripers go hand-in-hand with their other polishes in order to create some fun and cute nail art.
Let's take a closer look.
The Show Time Nail Art polishes by New York Color come in three different colors, I'll only be showing two of them here today: Silverism and Black Ink. I'll tell you straight off the bat, I'm usually not a fan of stripers since I tend to have shaky hands to do lines. What I do like right away, however, is the classic colors. Black and silver = hundreds of design possibilities. Besides it's like nail art 101, every one must at one point or another own a black striper haha. As you can see in the photos below, the stripers are just like you would think, thin and have a long brush.
As I mentioned before, I'm not very good at using stripers generally. I started by using the black one first and wanted to do a sort of french kind of mani. It was surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it would be. The brush handles itself very nicely and is able to smoothly outline, however, I did have a bit of a problem with the formula itself. It was a bit streaky in certain spots, so you'll have to go over outlines more than once. Sometimes in nail art this isn't very ideal. In addition to the streakness, it sometimes tended to 'goop' and clump while applying. The good news is that Silverism did not streak at all and was very easy to work with as well. I definitely have to recommend these to any of you guys, whether advanced nail artists or beginners. If I have to pick one over the other, than I say pick up Silverism. While you'll probably find more use out of Black Ink, Silverism has a lot of ease of use.
Here's some basic nail art designs I came up with using Silverism and Black Ink from the Samba Collection by NYC.
New York Color polishes retail for $1.99 each and you can find them at your local drugstore, such as Walgreen, Rite Aid, or CVS. Silverism and Black Ink by New York Color are available now, but remember this is a limited edition collection for the summer. Don't miss out on your chance to own these stripers!