My newest issue of my Nail It Magazine just arrived and when I started flipping through it I was immediately drawn to one nail art look that was inspired by an outfit worn by a model at a Dries Van Noten fashion show. I decided that I would try a design similar to this on my own nails and the outcome is below!
Items needed for this manicure:
- Base Coat
- 100% Acetone Nail Polish Remover
- Clean Up Brush
- Detailing Brush
- ‘Licorice’ by essie
- ‘Spin The Bottle’ by essie
- ‘Penny Talk’ by essie
Steps to achieve this look:
- Paint all nails with a base coat.
- Paint each nail with two coats of ‘Spin The Bottle’ and let dry for 3-5 minutes.
- Take ‘Penny Talk’ and draw a horizontal line about halfway across the nail (I didn’t ues a special brush for this just the brush from the bottle).
- Alternating with every other nail fill in either the top or bottom half of the nail with ‘Penny Talk’.
- Next pour out some of ‘Licorice’ on to your notecard and dip your detailing brush into the polish getting just enough to cover the tip of the brush.
- Make random dots/shapes representing leopard print on the half of each nail that has ‘Spin The Bottle’ on it.
- Normally I apply a top coat but I liked what this manicure looked like without it and the different textures between ‘Spin The Bottle’ and ‘Penny Talk’ but feel free to add a top coat in order to prolong your nail wear.
- Take your clean up brush and dip it into your 100% acetone nail polish remover to clean up around your cuticles and on the edges of your nails for a clean finished look!
**I just wanted to reiterate that although I changed this look around a tad and used different polishes, the actual nail design was found in a magazine and I can not take credit for the initial look. I wish it said the nail artists name so that I could give them credit but unfortunatley it does not. Let me know if you have any questions as I am always happy to help in any way that I can!