Long Beach, California-based sisters, Donne and Virginia Geer, are the dynamic duo behind the Tumblr, Hey, Nice Nails!, where the professional manicurist and graphic designer unleash their creative stock of funky digits. Inspired by a Jil Sander rainbow-colored sweater (worn by R&B singer Usher in the photo above), Virginia recreated the German fashion designer's signature strokes of color.
"I tried to break up the pattern on the garment into five different areas and represent that portion on a nail," she told StyleList.
Virginia mastered this design with the help of a tiny paintbrush and 10 bold nail polish colors including: CND Bicycle Yellow, Models Own Coral Reef, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Essie Absolutely Shore, Essie Lollipop, American Apparel African Violet, Sinful Colors 24/7, OPI Black Onyx, China Glaze First Mate, and OPI A Grape Fit. She prepped her nails with Seche Vite as a base and finished with Orly Bonder top coat.
This striped nail art took two hours per hand to perfect, so we'd recommend trying this look on a lazy Sunday while catching up on the latest gossip with your girlfriends.
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