Friday, January 22, 2010
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
I was looking through a magazine when I spotted a great way to do a black manicure. It got me intrigued enough to research other ways to tweak my rather consistently painted black nails. If you are looking for some good alternatives to your black manicure, check out the options bellow.
THE REVERSE FRENCH MANICURE
For this look, you will need black and white nail polish. First paint your nails with a couple coats of black. I recommend Sally Hanson's black because it dries fast and you don't need too many coats to make it opaque. Once it dries, use a white polish and create a crescent shape at the base of your nail. I recommend Essie for a good solid white.
BLACK FRENCH MANICURE
To get this look, you will need a matte black and a shiny top coat polish. First apply the matte black on your nails and let it dry. Try Flatte Black by KO Knockout Cosmetics. They also offer a variety of other shades in matte available at Koknockout.com. Then apply a strip of clear gloss across the tips of you nails to complete the black french manicure. Try Sation for the the clear coat.
BLACK NAILS WITH WHITE TIPS AND RHINESTONES
This look is a lot like the first one but it is a reversed version. Apply a couple coats of black nail polish(matte or shiny). After it dries, apply a strip of white polish at the tip of your nails. Once the white dries, apply rhinestones at the middle tip of the nail with nail glue. You can find nail glue and rhinestones at CVS. To apply the stones, use a tooth pick and apply the glue on the back of the rhinestone. To place it in the proper space, you can use tweezers.