Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Negative Space Triangles

Hi everyone! Today I have this totally simple--but still flashy--negative space nail art to share with you! I really loved how this one turned out, and it's a look that even the most nail art challenged lacquerista. Also, I think single triangles/chevrons like the ones on my middle and index fingers are great for making short nails seem longer. 


For the chevron nails, I cut a small triangle of regular Scotch tape and applied it to a totally dried layer of topcoat. Then, I brushed a single, generous coat of OPI - Eurso Euro over top of the tape, and removed it immediately. This left me pretty clean lines, but I also cleaned up the edges a bit using a Bundlemonster striping tool. I used the same color on my pinky, and two coats of OPI - My Signature is "DC" for the accent nail.




To jazz things up a bit more, I added oval shaped silver studs from the Born Pretty Store to the clear space on my triangle nails. To do this, I dabbed a small amount of base coat where I wanted the stud, then used a pair of tweezers to place it. Once the base coat (and other nails) were totally dry, I sealed everything in with a generous coat of HK Girl Topcoat. 


I think this mani packs a huge punch for being such a simple design! It would look great with so many bold colors, and I also love the way the triangles elongate my teeny tiny nubs. What do you think?

2 comments:

  1. These are so cool looking! The colors are awesome!

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    1. Thanks! Eurso Euro is definitely one of my go-to shades!

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