June 20, 2014
Your nails are the perfect spot to sport some of those sleek summer styles you've been dreaming about. These tiny canvases are the ideal place to test out that new color combo you saw on the red carpet, or those fun tutorials you found on Pinterest.
Before picking the perfect pattern for your nails, be sure to stock up on your favorite shades. Opt for those that will be long-lasting, such as the CND Vinylux - Pinks, which come in a variety of pink hues ideal for any occasion.
Looking to step up your mani game? Think about selecting one of these styles next time you reach for the polish.
Pop art-inspired nails
Comic book fans rejoice, as this option is a great way to show off your artsy side. You'll need three shades for this look: black, white and the top color of your choice. Start by coating the base of your nail with the black - try not to go too dark, as it may prevent your other shades from shining. Once the area has dried, use four strips of tape to block off the outline around your nail, leaving a large space in the middle for decoration. Paint this square with your top shade, and don't be shy about coating on several layers to stand out on top of the black. When you've reached the desired hue, remove the tape, then use the white and draw a little "j" along the right side of your nail, creating a three-dimensional look.
Started from the bottom
Some girls prefer leaving the patterns to the tips, but mix that look up by coating the base of your nail in a shimmery polish or placing a texturized sheet of nail art on the area. Once it has dried, use a set of hole reinforcers to carve out a small circle stemming from the bottom, then coat the remainder of the nail with a separate color. When the design is done, you should be left with a fashion-forward set of nails.
The most unconventional items can be your best friend when you're painting on a coat of polish. To achieve a plaid or checkered design, paint a base coat and when it's dry, place your preferred size ribbon on the surface and cover the area with a second color. Be sure to top this look off with the CND Vinylux Top Coat, which will keep the paint from chipping.