Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rimmed Nail Art How-To



Red and nude make a hot color combo. Check out the first three looks of Helmut Lang's 2014 fall collection (here) and you'll see what we mean. Nude looks fresh with red and is a nice alternative to black. Here, Lindsey paired a classic red polish with a creamy beige to achieve a fun, easy rimmed nail look. First, start with a coat of red all over the nails. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Pirate was used here. Once dry, paint a matte nude polish onto the center of each nail, mimicking the nail shape. Carefully steer clear of the outer edges, leaving a thin strip of red visible all the way around. Lindsey used Chanel's Beige here. Make sure to avoid sheer polish formulas. Follow up with a quick slick of clear topcoat, and you're done!
Hope y'all are having a lovely Wednesday!
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5 comments:

  1. Very pretty and elegant looking. Unfortunately my addiction to stringed instruments make having longer nails impossible. Perhaps one day i will have my dream of elegant long nails, but until then i try to make my stubs acceptable with pretty polish :)

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  2. Pretty combo! I love this, its elegant & versatile.

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  3. I noticed you said you used a matte polish that you later just put a top coat over anyway. I was wondering if you found that doing this step creates a different effect than just a regular polish?

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    1. Hey Kasie! I just meant matte as in no shimmer or glitter in the polish. A matte (no shine) polish on top would probably look really cool, though! xx

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