Easy Negative Space Manicure Tutorial

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Negative Space manicure with OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?

I'm not a big nail art person. A glitter accent nail is about the most I usually wear with my manicure, much more than that takes me too long and is a bit too much for my conservative day job. But, the new trend of "negative space" nail art is much more streamlined than previous nail art trends, and it is so easy that even I can't mess it up! I've started doing very simple designs on my ring finger as an accent and have gotten a lot of compliments!

Easy Negative Space Manicure Tutorial

The look is pretty easy to do yourself at home! I started with my basic manicure already done, only my accent nail was left. I first applied my favorite base coat, ORLY Bonder. I let it fully dry and then applied a small piece of painter's tape to my nail. Sally Beauty has different colors of nail tapes, but I wanted a wider stripe. I then painted two thin coats of OPI's Hello Hawaii Ya? I didn't wait for the coats to dry in between applications and I removed the tape while the nail polish was still wet. You can see that because I used a thicker piece of painter's tape there was a little bit of bleeding in the line of polish. I cleaned this up with a little acetone and a cotton swab for my final look!

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When picking up my polish at Sally Beauty for this look, I was amazed at the new Nail Studio wall at my local Sally Beauty! You can see that it just goes on for forever, the selection of shades is huge, over 750! I loved the little screen in the middle of the display, it shows tutorials.

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  1. Now that nail art looks like something I might actually be able to do. I even have the blue painter's tape already.

    I'll have to get down to Sally's; they didn't have the screen last time I was there (it's an hour and a half drive to get there, so I don't go often). Problem is i always want every single nail polish they have!

  2. This is so cute. I needed some new ideas for my nails. I think I can do this!


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