NAIL TUTORIAL - NEGATIVE SPACE NAIL ART WITH MINIMAL GEOMETRIC GOLD ACCENTS
The last nail art post I did was about a super blingy negative space mani, and today I’m back with a much, MUCH more minimal nail art… That still plays with negative space. As you guys can probably guess, I’m really into this negative space for Summer, just like I’m all about a super minimal makeup look with no foundation for Summer. There’s just something about hot weather that makes me want to drop layers and show more skin, wether it’s with clothing, makeup… And apparently, nails too.
This nail art is suuuuper simple and easy to do, and it actually takes very little time, so keep on reading if you want to know how to recreate it at home.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Cuticle oil (THIS is the one I used)
A clear base coat (Like THIS ONE)
A clear top coat (THIS is the one I always use)
Nail stickers (I used THESE ONES)
For this specific nail art, since most of the nail will be exposed, you want to make sure that your nails look great. Start by washing your nails, removing any dirt under your nail beds and making sure that they’re in great shape. Once you have a clean base to work on, use one drop of cuticle oil on each nail and massage it in. That will insure that your nail beds look healthy and hydrated, and it will minimize the risk of having these awful little bits of dry skin that bleed when you rip them off… Is anyone else guilty of that? I used to be awful at it and always pluck them, but now that I use cuticle oil every time I do my nails, I’ve really noticed a difference.
Make sure there’s no oil left on your nails, otherwise nail polish won’t “stick” properly. I always like to leave it on for a few minutes and then I thoroughly wash and dry my hands. Next, I apply one thick coat of base coat, to make sure that my nails are prepped for nail polish and strong - I hate a broken nail.
Once that base coat has dried, apply your nail stickers. The ones I linked above are super affordable, and definitely MUCH cheaper than going to a salon to get such a simple manicure done. I usually peel them off with tweezers and position them on my nails using the tweezers. This pack of stickers has so many options and styles (it comes with 10 sheets of stickers, so you’ll have enough for a ton of different nail arts), but I chose to keep it super minimal and geometric this time. If you end up getting them, you’ll see that they come with stars, moons, triangles, circles, teardrops, little crosses and X’s… There’s really endless possibilities, so you can have fun with it or just re-do exactly what I did here if you’re not feeling particularly inspired. I’ll definitely be posting more nail art inspo using these stickers, so stay tuned if you’re into that!
Once all your stickers are in place, seal them in by applying 2 coats of clear top coat, obviously letting your nails dry between each coat.
And that’s it, you’re done!! I hope you guys enjoyed this quick nail art tutorial. If you end up doing anything similar on your nails, post your pics on Instagram and tag me @thehungarianbrunette. I’ll make sure to repost your shots on my stories!
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