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Nail Art Tutorial: Glittery X And V Shaped Designs

Nail Art Tutorial: Glittery X And V Shaped Designs

01.24.14

By James

This “X” nail has been trending, and we’re ready to try it out! @Melcisme shows the steps to creating it.

  • Products needed:

     

    • Base coat - Essie First Base
    • Nude polish - E.l.f. Desert Haze
    • Black polish - China Glaze Liquid Leather
    • Gold glitter polish - China Glaze I'm Not Lion
    • Neon polish - China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
    • Quick dry top coat - Essie Good to Go
    • Striping tape
    • Detail nail art brush

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 8
  • Step 1:

    Polish all nails nude then apply gold glitter polish to your ring & index finger. Apply quick dry top coat.

    SLIDE 2 OF 8
  • Step 2:

    Using the black polish and nail art brush, paint a 'V' shape on your ring & index finger.

    SLIDE 3 OF 8
  • Step 3:

    Apply the striping tape to your middle finger. Start by making a 'X' on the nail and within each 'V' create another 'V'.  

    SLIDE 4 OF 8
  • Step 4:

    Using your nail art brush, start filling in the 'V' shapes with your black, gold & neon polishes. Remove the striping tape immediately.

    SLIDE 5 OF 8
  • Step 5:

    Apply the striping tape to your pinky. Make 3 'V' shapes down the nail.

    SLIDE 6 OF 8
  • Step 6:

    Using your nail art brush, start filling in the 'V' shapes with your black, gold & neon polishes, then remove the striping tape. 

    SLIDE 7 OF 8
  • Step 7:

    Clean up any polish around your cuticles then apply a quick dry top coat & you're done! 


    Follow Melissa on Instagram: @melcisme.
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/collado3284/nail-art-by-me

    [Courtesy of Melissa Collado]

    SLIDE 8 OF 8
  • Products needed:

     

    • Base coat - Essie First Base
    • Nude polish - E.l.f. Desert Haze
    • Black polish - China Glaze Liquid Leather
    • Gold glitter polish - China Glaze I'm Not Lion
    • Neon polish - China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
    • Quick dry top coat - Essie Good to Go
    • Striping tape
    • Detail nail art brush

     

  • Step 1:

    Polish all nails nude then apply gold glitter polish to your ring & index finger. Apply quick dry top coat.

  • Step 2:

    Using the black polish and nail art brush, paint a 'V' shape on your ring & index finger.

  • Step 3:

    Apply the striping tape to your middle finger. Start by making a 'X' on the nail and within each 'V' create another 'V'.  

  • Step 4:

    Using your nail art brush, start filling in the 'V' shapes with your black, gold & neon polishes. Remove the striping tape immediately.

  • Step 5:

    Apply the striping tape to your pinky. Make 3 'V' shapes down the nail.

  • Step 6:

    Using your nail art brush, start filling in the 'V' shapes with your black, gold & neon polishes, then remove the striping tape. 

  • Step 7:

    Clean up any polish around your cuticles then apply a quick dry top coat & you're done! 


    Follow Melissa on Instagram: @melcisme.
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/collado3284/nail-art-by-me

    [Courtesy of Melissa Collado]

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