Hey ladies,

We’ve been noticing a lot of outlined manicures lately and despite not initially digging the look, we decided to try it out anyway! Turns out, I kinda liked how it really made every nail “pop” and it actually got a ton of compliments too!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

 

 

What you’ll need:
- taupe nail polish
- black nail art pen
- fast dry top coat
- gold microbeads
- a toothpick


Start with a few coats of your base color. Let your nails dry completely.


Then simply take your nail art pen and outline your entire nail bed. It might be hard to get close to the cuticle without making a mess, but if you do smudge the black, simply use a cotton swab and nail polish remover to clean off the excess!


For the accent nail, we did a simple studding technique with microbeads. You simply take your toothpick and dip the tip into your clear nail polish. Then touch the tip of the toothpick to a single microbead to pick it up. and then touch it to a wet nail to stick it in place. For a more detailed instructional on this technique, check out our Studded Nails Tutorial


Top coat and you’re done!