Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fierce Clawz

Salut mes amis :))

I haven't done a nails post in quite a while, so I'm way overdue and today I'm fixing that issue. I do my nails about once a week, sometimes every 10 days depending on the nail polish and the style & length of my nails. This week I was inspired by runway nails seen on the catwalks of NY Fashion Week and fierce red stiletto nails seen on various celebs. As much as I love the idea of fierce, sharp, claw-like stiletto nails, I think they only look good on Rihanna, so I won't even attempt to recreate them on my "boy hands". Instead, I'm going for the alternative: a reverse French chevron style in gold and red.
Read more for how-to's & pix :)))

To create this simple nailart, I used two nail polishes from Soo Nails in #s29 (Red) and Chrome Gold that didn't have a sticker with the number/name. This look can be achieved two ways: the longer and simpler way or the quicker and harder way. I did it the harder way because my hands are steady and I always prefer to do my nails quick. 

Harder / Quicker way: 
  1. Use a gold polish to paint the bottom half of your nail and wait for it to dry
  2. Use a red polish to paint an upside down v-shape over the gold by swiping once diagonally from the bottom corner of the nail to the opposite top corner and repeat on the other side. 
  3. Fill in the empty portion with the red polish and you're done. Finish with a top coat of your choice.
Easier / Longer way:
  1. Paint your entire nail with the red polish and wait for it to dry completely (drying time will vary depending on the quality of the polishes) TIP: To test if the nail polish is dry, tap the bed of your painted nail with the bed of another painted nail. If there's no stickiness, the nails are completely dry.
  2. Using any tape as a stencil, take one small piece and tape it down on your dry painted nail from the bottom corner of your nail diagonally to the top corner and repeat on the other side. Make sure to leave the bottom portion blank--you should end up with a triangular shape on the bottom of your nail. 
  3. Using a gold nail polish, paint over the red polish the area marked off with tape. Your polish should be opaque, otherwise it will require a couple of coats to cover the red. Wait for the gold polish to dry completely and peel off the tape. Finish with a top coat of your choice.
Not exactly stiletto nails, but an alternative nonetheless. Let me know if you likey :)))

peace out & I'm out :))


Maryam Maquillage


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