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
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