X-Marks the Spot Manicure ๐Ÿ’…

Hey Guys! So today I thought I would use my nail stripers because the colors are so unique but I never know when to use them. So this is how I came up with the X marks the Spot Manicure, basically it’s all based upon nail stripers. If you don’t have nail stripers you can just use a thin brush and play with shades of a color like I did. Overall what I did was I just used the same color but I used contrasting shades to make the X.


  1. Prep nails and apply base coat.
  2. Select colors and find contrasting shades like I did.  Try to stick to only three colors and find shades of those colors.
  3. Paint your nails in those colors. One color for the thumb. Another color for index and ring finger. Final color for pinky and middle finger.
  4. Make the X or the cross using a striper. Just draw two lines diagonally going through each other.
  5. Allow to dry (preferably 30 mins) and voila!

This design has a lot of freedom and the varieties of color are endless so anyone can do this design and you don’t have to worry about not having a certain color. In case you don’t have a different shade of a certain color you can always mix in other colors or mix in a white to give you a lighter shade. Hope this helps! Let me know what you think in the comments. Share your recreation with #spectaculargirl. See more like this on my blog by following me! ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ’œ Spectacular Girl