Contemporary Curve Nail Art Tutorial
Interesting nails don’t always have to be complex and detailed in design. This look is great, especially for those of you with shorter nails!
Last week I was getting my hair cut at Milanos Salon & Day Spa in Bloomfield, CT. and I spotted a great new design on one of the girls in the salon!
I didn’t snap a pic but to describe her nails, she had solid white for the base with black covering 3/4’s of each nail, leaving the white showing thru at the base and sides of each nail. After seeing this I immediately wanted to try a version of my own!
Keeping with my latest trend in simple nail looks… I decided to use Spencer by Zoya a nude beige for my base and a smokey gray called Geneviev from the new Entice Collection by Zoya for the top color. (Shown Above) Wanting more of a pop from the base color I decided to try a second version using Chantal by Zoya and Ryan a bright creamy indigo blue also from the new Fall collection Entice by Zoya. (shown below)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Light base color – Spencer Zoya (darker beige) or Chantal Zoya (lighter cream)
- Dark top color – Geneviev Zoya (Smoky blue/gray) or Ryan Zoya (Deep bright indigo blue)
- Fine nail art brush – Fine short nail art brush #0000 ID #465 Acrylic Nail Art Brush from www.bornprettystore.com
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- Dry Fast Top Coat – Seche Vite or CND Vinylux 7 Day Top Coat
Step 1: After applying your clear base coat.
Apply 1-2 coats of your base color. Depending on the look you want to achieve. The more contrast with the 2 colors the more pop your nails will have.
Step 2: Using a fine nail art brush outline your curve shape on each nail. Think of it as making a “J” shape or reverse “J” shape on each nail.
Step 3: Next fill in the empty space using your nail polish brush, following the outline on each nail with your darkest color.
Wait for each nail to dry a bit and add your favorite dry fast top coat.
Below is shown with “Spencer” by Zoya
Below is shown with “Geneviev” by Zoya
Below is shown with “Chantal” by Zoya for the base color and “Ryan” for the top color
A very simple easy design to create. Depending on how bold you want to get with your nails is all up to you! I like using the Zoya nail polish for this because the brush width was perfect for my shape and size nails and the colors don’t streak which make it great for an even clean look!
I’d love to hear from you! Which look do you like better? The brighter nails or the more neutral look?
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