Saturday, January 31, 2015

Negative space Valentine's Day mani!

Hey y'all! 


Tonight on the blog I have a new Valentine's Day mani featuring a negative space heart. I was inspired by One Nail To Rule Them All for this nail art. 

Here's a shot of what I used:


Pretty simple tools today - a base of OPI Nail Envy, Zoya Kitridge and Binx, white acrylic paint, a dotting tool, and a small detail brush. 

After I laid down my base coat, I paintd my index, pinkie, and thumb with Zoya Kitridge and Binx on my ring finger. I did 2 coats of each. I dotted Binx on my Kitridge nails with the large side of the dotting tool and followed that with the smaller side for some accents. I topped those and my Binx finger with Seche Vite.

Now on to the star of the show - the heart! I used my small detail brush that I picked up from Michael's craft store and made an empty heart with Kitridge. Once it was mostly dry, I went around the outside of the heart with my detail brush to fill in the rest of the nail with Kitridge. Once everything had dried, I used my detail brush again with some white acrylic paint to emphasize the outline of the heart. After that was dry, I topped with Seche Vite and voila! A darling Valentine's Day mani! 


What do you think of this look? Although definitely not new, the negative space mani is set to be very trendy this year. Do you like manis like this? 
  
 

31 comments:

  1. I think this is very cute! I've shied away from negative space manis because of my stained nails, but I am becoming more and more enticed to try it out.

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    1. Thank you! I have stained nails as well so I tend to stay away from negative space manis that show the tip of my nail where the staining is the worst.

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  2. I love negative space manis! This is cute

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  3. This is really cute. I normally don't like negative space manicures, but I do really like this one!

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  4. I hadn't tried a negative space mani quite yet. Yours came out very cute!

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    1. Let me know how it goes if you try it Katey!

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  5. I love negative space, I would do them more often if my nails where less stained.

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  6. Very Cute! I haven't tried negative space yet and you've inspired me to start thinking about it!
    Amanda
    Polish & Plates

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  7. I love negative space manis! Great use of it here! <3

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  8. I need to do a negative-space mani. Yours is so lovely!

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  9. I love negative space! Your mani looks gorgeous. I'm surprised seche worked so well with zoya

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    1. Thank you! I always use Seche with Zoya and it always works well. :)

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  10. This is absolutely adorable! Perfect negative space heart!

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  11. I love the negative space look! I tried my first one for the first time the other day and I was "meh" about it.

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  12. this looks great i also wanted to do something similar now i have to wait till next valentines lol

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  13. this looks great i also wanted to do something similar now i have to wait till next valentines lol

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  14. This is so pretty! I've been wanting to try out negative space shapes like this. :)

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  15. The cut out heart is perfect! It's such a cute mani.

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