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Nail Art Tutorial: Green Negative Space Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Green Negative Space Nails

01.03.14

By James

Simple, negative space manicures have been catching our eye as of late! Lindsay of Nail That Accent shared how she does this look.

  • Supplies needed:

    To achieve this negative space look, you will need three colors of green polish. Lindsay used Julep Valerie,Courteney and Payton. You will also need a nude polish, like Revlon Sheer Innocence, and a small nail art brush to paint the tips and a double-sided dotting tool for the polka dots. Lastly, you'll need a good top coat to help bind the microbeads to the nail.

    SLIDE 1 OF 8
  • Step 1:

    After you've painted all your nails with a neutral color (like Revlon Sheer Innocence) and allowed it to dry, use your thin nail art brush to paint a framed outline around your index finger. It helps to do a thin line and work your way outwards. You can always make the line thicker, but you can't make it thinner.

    SLIDE 2 OF 8
  • Step 2:

    For the middle finger, hand paint the curvy french tip with Courteney using my thin nail art brush.

    SLIDE 3 OF 8
  • Step 3:

    Use the nail art brush with Payton and paint a thinner line just below the thicker French tip.

    SLIDE 4 OF 8
  • Step 4:

    For the pinky, paint a tiny French tip with Valerie and the small nail art brush.

    SLIDE 5 OF 8
  • Step 5:

    As with the middle finger, paint a thinner line underneath it with Payton. Using your dotting tools, create a bit of a tribal effect dotting three tiny lines of dots with the three greens.

    SLIDE 6 OF 8
  • Step 6:

     Finally, paint one nail at a time with top coat and place the microbeads individually (using a damp-ended dotting tool to pick up and place the bead) to tie the whole design together. 

    SLIDE 7 OF 8
  • Step 7:

    Lastly, finish with another layer of top coat to ensure ultimate shine and to make sure the microbeads stay put. Enjoy the look!


    Check out more of Lindsay's nails:

    Blog: Nailthataccent.com
    Instagram: @nailthataccent
    Tumblr: nailthataccent.tumblr.com
    Twitter: @nailthataccent
    Facebook: facebook.com/nailthataccent
    YouTube: youtube.com/user/nailthataccent

    [Courtesy of Lindsay Veling]

    SLIDE 8 OF 8
  • Supplies needed:

    To achieve this negative space look, you will need three colors of green polish. Lindsay used Julep Valerie,Courteney and Payton. You will also need a nude polish, like Revlon Sheer Innocence, and a small nail art brush to paint the tips and a double-sided dotting tool for the polka dots. Lastly, you'll need a good top coat to help bind the microbeads to the nail.

  • Step 1:

    After you've painted all your nails with a neutral color (like Revlon Sheer Innocence) and allowed it to dry, use your thin nail art brush to paint a framed outline around your index finger. It helps to do a thin line and work your way outwards. You can always make the line thicker, but you can't make it thinner.

  • Step 2:

    For the middle finger, hand paint the curvy french tip with Courteney using my thin nail art brush.

  • Step 3:

    Use the nail art brush with Payton and paint a thinner line just below the thicker French tip.

  • Step 4:

    For the pinky, paint a tiny French tip with Valerie and the small nail art brush.

  • Step 5:

    As with the middle finger, paint a thinner line underneath it with Payton. Using your dotting tools, create a bit of a tribal effect dotting three tiny lines of dots with the three greens.

  • Step 6:

     Finally, paint one nail at a time with top coat and place the microbeads individually (using a damp-ended dotting tool to pick up and place the bead) to tie the whole design together. 

  • Step 7:

    Lastly, finish with another layer of top coat to ensure ultimate shine and to make sure the microbeads stay put. Enjoy the look!


    Check out more of Lindsay's nails:

    Blog: Nailthataccent.com
    Instagram: @nailthataccent
    Tumblr: nailthataccent.tumblr.com
    Twitter: @nailthataccent
    Facebook: facebook.com/nailthataccent
    YouTube: youtube.com/user/nailthataccent

    [Courtesy of Lindsay Veling]

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