05/29/2012 07:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

DIY Nail Art: Nautical-Inspired Manicure (VIDEO)

We're certainly sad that Fleet Week in New York City is coming to an end. But as hundreds of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard servicemen decked out in crisp white and navy uniforms prepare to ship out, it's only fitting that we pay tribute with this nautical-inspired DIY nail art.

YouTube vlogger CutePolish created this red, white and blue manicure complete with a tiny anchor. In the video below, she shows us how she uses various striper nail polish brushes to achieve crisp lines, plus a toothpick trick she uses to get the perfect triangle-shaped hooks.

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Photos: Model at Bill Blass spring 2012 show, AP Photo/Jason DeCrow; Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On; ArtClub Striper Lacquer in Red on Red; OPI Road House Blues; Cutepolish's nautical DIY nail art.

What do you think of this nautical-inspired manicure? Would you wear it? Or do you prefer to wear your stripes on a shirt? Tell us in the comments section.

Meanwhile, find out how to pick the perfect warm-weather red nail polish.

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