It's a Mani Monday Kind of Day

Hey everyone! I have another little mani tutorial today—it isn't as creative as last time because I'm headed on a work trip and needed something that would be easy to touch up if it chipped. Here's what I did:

Started with Essie: A Crewed Interest—one of my favorite pale coral colors out there!
One coat, too thin, keep going!
Two coats, getting better!

Third coat—nice, solid base.
Then I grabbed my deep coral Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen—these pens are great for dots, stripes, and any other detail you want on a nail. I'm already regretting not using my blue and white pens to do a 4th of July look earlier this summer on top of a bright red base. 
This week I simply drew a couple of lines on my ring fingers. I kept one thicker and one thinner, and I really like how it turned out. Followed with a top coat am hoping for no chipped nails this week at my tradeshow!
I think a couple of stripes on an accent finger is a great way to dress up a simple, professional mani. What do you think? How do you like to wear your nails in professional settings?
Posted on August 27, 2012 .