Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TUTORIAL: Simple Black and white nails

I know DIY crafts are all the rage now! Therefore I decided to create a manicure that incorporates that trend. I know they maybe don't look like much, but why not wear simple nails that you did all on your own? Sometimes less is more, and a classic black and white combination is exactly that :)

For this manicure you need a white base nail polish - I choose OPI Alpine snow. For the black details I created a black jelly nail polish. Which means I mixed a lot of sheer top coat polish with a black nail polish. Which resulted into a very sheer black shade. You will also need some 'chevron' or 'criss - cross' scissors. Or any other craft scissors that have a fun pattern down the blade.  The support cast here consists of a plastic paper sleeve and a top coat that is a bit on the runny side.

Get started after you created your own polish. You can make them in any shade you want, I recommend you make them since the odds of buying one with the formula made just the way you want it are pretty slim.
Than it is time to make little blobs of polish on your plastic sleeve. Make a few since you will need a few layers of them when they are cut apart. They have to be completely dry before you start cutting them apart. As you can see from the picture below make them in at least 2 different sizes so the coverage of the nail will be sufficient. 

Step 1: Apply base coat.
Step 2: Apply a slow drying top coat and the 1st layer of the cut apart sheer black polish. Try using the ones that are so big they cover up most of the nail.
Step 3: Apply the 2nd coat of the chevron particles in the same way as you did the 1st layer. 
Step 4: Apply the last coat of top coat nail polish and clean up the edges. If the layers didn't dry very smooth apply a gel top coat to smooth them out. 

And there you have it! The finished nails! And don't they look chic! <3

And if you are not feeling the 2 layers, feel free to make more with any color you like :)

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