Nails have been a big hit on the catwalks this a/w season & creativity has really stood out. With quite a few numerous trends making waves we have been inspired by the reversed French manicure trend along with different colour tones, to create a simple design using adverse space. To create this design I opted for 3 basic shades, which complement each other perfectly:
Maybelline Forever Strong Nail Polish Surreal
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Satsuma
Here are my simple steps in achieving a similar result at home…
First of all you must prep your nails by making sure you have neat cuticles & a rounded off nail shape, which is one of this season’s must have trends. Finish prepping your nails by applying your favourite clear base coat; I personally used Sally Hansen Complete Care.
The next step is to paint your nails with an opaque white colour, which is why I have chosen Essie Blanc. Two single thin coats are all you need to achieve the perfect canvas for your design.
Then it’s all about letting your creativity show as you design irregular shapes using nail tape. I suggest starting your design with a few single lines at first using your first choice of nail polish & then building on to that gradually with your next colour choice. Once you have the very first few shapes laid out, it’s a lot easier to grab a thin nail art brush & continue with your design. Personally having no experience with nail art before I still managed to find the whole process relatively simple. The main focus on creating this design is to have patience in between the different layers of nail polishes, because not waiting long enough for the polish to dry will leave you with a very messy looking finish overall.
Once you are happy with your design there is one step left and that is to use a topcoat, in order to prolong the life of your manicure. I used a personal favourite of mine Sally Hansen Insta Dry because as the name suggests it speeds up the whole drying process. Now you are ready to show off your design.
Writer, Photographer: Alina Bostan