Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pink/Black Nail Art

A couple of months ago, I was minding my own business, about to walk into Ikea (which I love), when I rudely slammed my finger in my car door.  It was pretty messed up so I wore a splint on it for a few weeks.  Now that the splint is off, I sort of miss it because it hid my impressively black and blue nail.  But now that the nail is out in the open in all its glory, I'm thinking the only cure for it is nail art!

I did a little blog surfing and settled on a "fade to black manicure" that I found at Runway DIY.  Here's how I did it:

1.  Start with unpolished nails (even if they're scary like mine)

2.  Paint them pink (or the non-black color of your choice)

3.  Dab a teensy bit of black nail polish onto the base of the nail, then immediately paint over it with a clear top coat while the black polish is still wet.  This step will turn your top coat's brush black, so make sure it's a cheap one that you don't care too much about.

And then you're finished!  The hardest part for me was trying to apply the same amount of black to each nail so that it would spread out the same way every time I brushed the top coat over it.  At fist I was a little bit frustrated that I couldn't make all my nails look the same, but by the fourth nail I had embraced the idea that it was more artsy if each nail looked unique.

I thought this was so fun that I'm thinking you will definitely be seeing more nail art from me in the future!

Until then,


  1. This is very cool. It is more than one post a week. ;)

  2. I love the effect and I'm always fustrated when I try to paint my nails black. This way I'll be able to use my black and love it! Thank you!

  3. Yay, I'm glad you like it, and thanks for commenting! I hope your nails turn out great!

  4. nice! hope that finger feels better soon :)


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