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Color Street Combos

Now that you are getting more comfortable applying Color Street, it’s time to really mix it up! There are endless ways to get creative with Color Street, and combos are a great way to go. Whether it’s a simple Clear as Day over your natural nails or another set, clear nail art, a glitter overlay, or braided patterns, the sky’s the limit!

Clear as Day

Clear as Day is just what it sounds like: it’s a clear nail polish strip that can be used to prolong the life of another set, cover homemade French tips, as discussed in my previous post, or just add some extra shine to a set. Some people who have trouble with nail biting, including men, use Clear as Day as a subtle cover on their nails to stop them from biting them. Another nice thing about Clear as Day is that it comes as a double set, with 32 nail strips instead of 16, and it’s still only $11.00, allowing use on multiple manis.

Clear as Day

The picture on the right shows a set of beautiful, natural nails, with Clear as Day over top of them. It’s a nice, subtle shine on a set of nails that are already gorgeous!

Combos With 2 Sets

If you want to get a little more involved with your designs, you can combine 2 sets. It’s still on the more simple and elegant side, but it’s beautiful in its simplicity.

Manchester Mauve Tiny & Shiny

Here is a beautiful example of a combo of 2 sets. Manchester Mauve on all fingers, then Tiny & Shiny on the ring fingers. Tiny & Shiny is a petite set, but you can easily find a size to fit an accent nail. I have found with the solids that it is best to double them or use Clear as Day over ones that won’t have another overlay on them. My nails tend to be on the soft side and my strips crack eventually. It’s not as noticeable with the glitters, but for the solids I am starting to double them or use an overlay.

Oslo and Steady Home Sleet Home

A lot of people don’t realize that some glitter designs have opaqueness to them. Here is Oslo and Steady with Home Sleet Home over it. It leaves you with a nice, light, minty green that is beautiful and will last a long time since two full nail strips are used per nail. I plan on doing this look as well with Aspen Sky and Home Sleet Home.

Another example of 2 sets being used for a simple, elegant look. This is Don’t Flake on Me (retired set) and Between the Lines on the ring finger.

Combos of 2+ Sets

Here is where you can get extra clever with your styles! Lots of people combine multiple sets to great visual effect.

Halloween Combo

Above is a nice Halloween combo with Boo Crew (middle and ring), Moscow or Never, (thumb, index, and pinky) and Coming up Rose Gold on the ring finger.

You can also do a look like this one, with nail tape between the lines on Between the Lines!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned in my previous post and shown in the picture below, do the nail tape while the strips are flat. Then this person did Fiji Fuchsia on the ring finger, and I’m guessing Clear as Day over the whole thing to secure the nail tape!

As mentioned in my previous post and shown in the picture below, do the nail tape while the strips are flat. Then this person did Fiji Fuchsia on the ring finger, and I’m guessing Clear as Day over the whole thing to secure the nail tape!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the above example, there are a lot of graphic elements going on, so Clear as day was used over all nails to hold everything in place. This was a beautiful tribute to the memory of the World Trade Center and its destruction and loss of life on 9/11. This is also an example of mixed sets of nail strips and use of nail tape.

Braided Nails

I have not been brave enough myself to try a braided nail but I’ll get there someday! This person used multiple sets for a GORGEOUS braided effect on her nails. Here is another example where I would do Clear as Day over everything to preserve the look for longer, especially on the braided nail.

 

Conclusion

There is no end to the combos you can make with Color Street. Try some looks above, or create your own and post them in the comments!

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