Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Negative Space Triangles

Hi everyone! Today I have this totally simple--but still flashy--negative space nail art to share with you! I really loved how this one turned out, and it's a look that even the most nail art challenged lacquerista. Also, I think single triangles/chevrons like the ones on my middle and index fingers are great for making short nails seem longer. 

For the chevron nails, I cut a small triangle of regular Scotch tape and applied it to a totally dried layer of topcoat. Then, I brushed a single, generous coat of OPI - Eurso Euro over top of the tape, and removed it immediately. This left me pretty clean lines, but I also cleaned up the edges a bit using a Bundlemonster striping tool. I used the same color on my pinky, and two coats of OPI - My Signature is "DC" for the accent nail.

To jazz things up a bit more, I added oval shaped silver studs from the Born Pretty Store to the clear space on my triangle nails. To do this, I dabbed a small amount of base coat where I wanted the stud, then used a pair of tweezers to place it. Once the base coat (and other nails) were totally dry, I sealed everything in with a generous coat of HK Girl Topcoat. 

I think this mani packs a huge punch for being such a simple design! It would look great with so many bold colors, and I also love the way the triangles elongate my teeny tiny nubs. What do you think?


  1. These are so cool looking! The colors are awesome!

    1. Thanks! Eurso Euro is definitely one of my go-to shades!