Monday, September 3, 2012

{Clemson Tiger Nails}

This weekend, my husband, SIL, BIL, and I went to the first Clemson game of the season.  I'm not one of those girls to get dressed up in heels and a sundress to go to a game, but I do like to show my Tiger spirit in cute ways.  For this game, I decided to give myself a Clemson Tiger manicure.
I used these nail polishes.
From left to right:
Milani's Nail Art in Black Sketch
Wet n Wild's Fast Dry in Orange
Wet n Wild's Wild Shine in Sunny Side Up
Revlon's Nail Enamel in Impulsive
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dry Anti-Chip Top Coat
I started by painting all my nails except for my ring finger nails with the purple color.  I must mention that this Revlon polish is definitely not my favorite.  It seems to take a long time to dry without smudging.
And I painted my ring finger nails with Sunny Side Up.
I painted over the orange with the glittery Wet n Wild orange polish.  Then I used the black nail art polish to create tiger stripes.  Get a little polish on the brush.  Starting on the edge of your nail, apply pressure and slide the brush while releasing the pressure.  This will create the thicker bottom and thinner top of the stripes.
You can paint as many stripes as you want in any pattern you want.  Then wait two minutes and paint all your nails with the top coat.  (I never use any remover to clean up the edges of my nails unless I am leaving to go somewhere immediately after I paint them.   When I get in a hot shower, I'm always able to simply peel the paint off my skin.)
It is then mandatory that you cheer the Tigers on to victory!
You could use this same tutorial to create zebra stripe nails of any color, which I often do on my toenails.  And if you still aren't sure how to create the stripes with the nail art polish, you can search YouTube to find a video tutorial.
If you want to see another nail art idea, check out my princess inspired manicure {HERE}.


  1. This was such a cute idea! I'll have to try something similar for our Michigan game days!! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle @ Healing the Heaviness

  2. Very nice! I can barely paint my nails a solid color.

  3. that is lovely! It must have taken forever to do something that intricate!

  4. so cute!!!!!!!!! i love your nail polish project :)

  5. I love this mani! So clever! I haven't seen this done before, it looks absolutely fabulous! I am def going to try this soon! :)

  6. Wow, great job!

    I am NOT a clemson fan (I'm a UGA student) but they are still super cute!

  7. Adorable! Love the Tiger stripes :)

  8. Great win over Auburn!

    Roll Tide!

    Cute nails.

  9. SOOO cute!!! Wow i'm so impressed! I want to try!

  10. Super cute! And the tiger stripes look sooo good, and am very impressed they're just free-hand painted!

  11. Too cute! They don't even look like you painted them yourself! Great job girl!

  12. Ok, so I totally had to come and follow you just to support another Tiger Fan! I've been notorious for wearing orange nail polish all of football season and painting the paw print on my toes. :)

  13. I use the shower for touch ups too! HA! Featuring this tomorrow! ;)

  14. Different color for your mom please


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