Thursday, 21 August 2014

Back To Black

It feels like it's been forever since I've done a monochrome mani. Summer has been all about neons and coloured pastels, but now we seem to be heading back into autumn. Monochrome is perfect for the transition period as it works as both a summer and winter mani!

I was inspired to do a monochrome design as I noticed that Missguided are running an Instagram competition. I'm sure we won't win anything but I keep an eye out for competitions as they're a great source of nail inspo!

Although I only used two polishes for this design, Black Espresso and White from Barry M, it took me forever! The dots were pretty straightforward to apply, but the striped nails demanded more concentration. The ring finger is a design I've seen around a lot, and finally decided to try. I absolutely love it but it took an age, and a ton of striping tape! After that nail I was done with striping tape for the day and chose to draw on the design freehand. I'm a bit annoyed that my patience ran out as you can clearly tell the difference between the two, and the crispness of the ring finger makes the index finger look messy.

Overall, I'm pleased with how this mix and match mani turned out. Maybe it won't be so bad when summer ends and I have to say goodbye to my brights for a while...




  1. I love the stripey triangle, so clever

  2. Such a cute pattern combination, love it!

    1. Thank you! We love a good mix and match combination. E&J.xx


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