I love nail art. Just adore it. I try my best but I’m not terribly good at it. I checked out some of the OPI nail art looks from New York Fashion Week recently and was struck by how easy peasy lemon squeezy some of them were.
I’m sharing two of my favourite simple but uber glam NYFW nail art looks.
Charlotte Ronson NYFW 2015 | metallic matte
A beautifully simple yet very glamorous metallic matte dark purple nail, spotted at the Charlotte Ronson show at New York Fashion Week. The metallic dark purple OPI Ink looks even more wonderful with a glossy base and matte top.
Nail Art for Novices tip | nail tape
A steady hand would come in very handy but if you’re a bit wobbly (like me!), you’re going to love this tip.
Instead of waiting a few minutes after the Rapid Dry Top Coat, wait about half an hour until the nails are completely dry. Then use tape to demarcate the glossy half from the matte half. Paint Matte Top Coat over the top half, and remove the tape after a minute or two. This will leave a beautifully demarcated edge. You can buy professional striping tape, but I like to use washi tape.
BCBG Max Azria NYFW 2015 | nude matte
I adore this subtly sexy yet super simple nail look, direct from the BCBG Max Azria runway of New York Fashion Week.
A classic nude nail look given a sexy modern twist with a matte top coat. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
The very pretty Samoan Sand is a sheer, nude pink-toned beige creme, and is the perfect nude for so many skintones.
Nail Art for Novices tip | chip protection
If you’re prone to chipping the edges of your mani, have I got a tip for you! Instead of one coat of base coat, go for two! Apply the first one just on the top half of the nail, and the second coat over the entire nail. Don’t forget to run the brush under the tip of the nail to add further protection.
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