Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Easy Negative Space Mani

Hi there guys, happy Hump Day!   Yesterday I mentioned that my friend had her little baby girl and the hubby and I got to see her yesterday after work.  She was the cutest thing I've ever seen.  I held her for quite awhile and didn't want to let her go :)  It was a really cool experience because I think the last newborn I held was my sister, 21 years ago haha.  I need to stop now because I'm getting emotional haha!

Today I have a super easy nail design that I wore last Saturday.  I've been seeing more and more negative space nails, basically layering a nail design over your bare nails.  I had never tried this before and decided to start with something really simple. 

To create this look, I cut equal sized strips with some blue painter's tape and applied them to my nails on a diagonal.  For the pink polish I used Nicole by OPI Pink.Seriously. and the blue is Essie Strut Your Stuff.  One of the best parts of this negative space mani is that if your stripes don't come out perfectly clean, you can take some acetone on a brush and clean up those areas.  I finished off with topcoat and that's it.

Just to show how easy it was, I did end up doing both hands.  I can't wear nail art unless they match on both hands, it's a weird quirk I have ;)  I was happy to rock this look for a full Saturday.

I hope you guys enjoyed this easy nail art and maybe you can try it yourself!


  1. This is so cute! I love how it looks with the pink nail polish.

  2. Reminds me of easter for some reason, so well done!

  3. Nice negative space manicure! It looks great.

  4. This looks really cool! I guess a perk to doing negative space striping is you don't have to wait for your first color to dry before laying down the striping tape. I always do it too soon and ruin the mani. :)

    ~ Yun

  5. I love it! I need to do a manicure like this soon!

  6. It's something I've never done before - I need to try the negative space design :)