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Nail Tips: Creating a Negative Space Design

Nail Tips: Creating a Negative Space Design

11.12.13

By James

Nail art isn’t just about polish and gel; in this case, it’s the absence of it.  A negative space manicure is a chic way to incorporate stripes while keeping it simple and natural. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees worked with Q-tips to show tips for creating a negative space manicure. 

  • Step 1:

    Paint nails a solid color. Tip: dark, shimmery hues make a bold statement for the holiday season.

  • Step 2:

    Dab one Q-tips cotton swab in acetone, then carefully swipe across nails in desired pattern.

  • Step 3:

    Continue for the rest of nails. Let air dry to set base color briefly and then apply top coat. Finished!

    [Images: Q-tips/Unilever]

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