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Life & Style, Tutorials

Geometric / Mod / 1960s-inspired Nail Art

Inspired by one of Spring 2013’s fashion trend: Bold geometric prints.

geometric nail art tutorial hot pink neon fuchsia and cool gray zoya nail polish nail art nail lacquer

Products used:
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  • Nailtiques Formula 2 Nail Protein
  • Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Kristen (cool gray)
  • Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Jolene (neon / bright fuchsia)
  • (Optional – for extra sparkles): O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in Last Friday Night (blue glitter)

You can use any color you want, but I recommend using opaque, full-coverage nail polishes; ; otherwise:

  • You can’t form crisp (& visible) line without putting 2 layers of each nail polish before moving onto the next step.
  • What’s so bad about it? Unless you can make sure that you can prevent yourself from moving your hands for a few hours, you’ll end up with imperfect / uneven/  bumpy-lookling nail art.

Here are the steps:
1. I always start by using this nail protein as base coat.
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2. Put the one layer of nail polish (In this picture, Color #1 : Cool gray)
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3. After the first layer’s completely dry, put one layer of the second color  (In this picture, Color #2 = Neon / bright fuchsia).
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3. After the previous layer’s completely dry, put one layer of Color #1 nail polish
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4. Repeat.

5. If you want, paint a layer of glitter on top of it.

6. Put one layer of top coat. As usual, I use Nailtiques Nail Protein instead.

By the way, if we don’t wait for the previous layer(s) to dry before we paint another layer of nail polish,  the lines the layers create will look wobbly (see below). I made that mistake the first time I tried to create this nail art.

mod-nail-wobbly

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