When it comes time to do my nails, I always vacillate in what I want to do. Blue? Green? Purple? So many choices! This time, I decided to do a geometric look.
I was inspired by this look but I wanted to use a neutral base color with a black geometric pattern. I love the color combination of the pinky-nude with the stark black.
First I start with my base coat. I use Essie Millionails. My nails are weak and easily broken and Millionails helps to strengthen them underneath the nail color.
Then I applied 3-4 coats of Sally Hansen’s Royal Blush. It is a little sheer but it builds up to opaque.
To make the pattern, I used Kiss Nail Art Paint brush. Working with a brush is tricky but I have a few quick tips. First, I swirl the brush in the opening to get any excess paint off. My hands tend to shake so I usually rest the finger I am painting on my thumb and/or I rest my wrists on each other to help keep my hands stable. When drawing the line, try not to stop or hesitate. This will create smooth lines.
To create the dots, I just used an old pen.
Once the pattern is dry, I top it off with Out the Door topcoat. The pattern must be dry, or the topcoat will make it bleed. I let the topcoat dry for about a minute, then I fill a large bowl with ice water and dip my nails in it until I can’t take the cold anymore (about 2-3 minutes). I got this trick from Pinterest. It dries your nails fast so you can go about your day. I don’t have the patience to wait for my nails to dry.
Until next time,
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