Hey there nail enthusiasts!
I haven’t forgot about you! Work’s been absolutely hectic for me the past few weeks which is why it’s been forever since my last blog post! I don’t foresee it letting up anytime soon.. so blog posts might be a little less frequent for the next few weeks.
Today was the first day I actually had a minute to breathe… which is why i wanted to share with you a design
I created about a month ago inspired by the Dsquared² Resort 2016 Collection launched this June.
So without further ado… here’s what you’ll need to create these fashion inspired trendy nails!
Periwinkle Blue – Salt Water Happy by Essie
Deep Red – Limited Addiction by Essie
Bright Ocean Blue – Pret-a-Surfer by Essie
Shimmery Gold – Brooklyn by Zoya
Black Crackle – Black Mesh by China Glaze (Black Crackle)
Matte Nail Polish – OPI Matte Top Coat
Generic Nail Art Striping Brush
Step 1: After applying your clear base coat, apply 2 coats of Salt Water Happy to your nails.
Step 2: This step is optional, but i found it easiest to create a guide for my shapes.
Using a toothpick… outline your nail shapes with each color.
Step 3: Fill in your shapes with your colors. I used Pret-a-Surfer by Essie for my deeper blue, Brooklyn by Zoya for the shimmery gold & Limited Addiction for my red wine color.
Step 4: Using a thin nail art striping brush paint a few lines separating your shapes with a black crackle polish. This emulates the black stitching details in the jacket and skirt. I used Black Mesh by China Glaze.. but any crackle polish will work.
Step 5: Lastly finish off your design with one coat of matte nail polish for a matte finish!