Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails

Edgy nails can be worn anytime, well at least I think it is. Even now that there’s little studs as nail decos but unfortunately, I can’t find them yet. Gray nail polishes can be one of those neutral colors that can be worn anytime and easily match any outfit. Since I do like studded items, this is where my inspiration come from and adding the edginess out of the plain old gray. To create this nail design is rather simple and here’s a step by step photo tutorial for you.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - What You Need

What you’ll need is,

  1. Base coat
  2. Gray nail polish
  3. Black nail polish
  4. Metallic gold marker
  5. Top coat

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step One Apply Base Coat

Apply base coat to protect your nails from discoloration and smoother application for the next step.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Two Apply Gray Nail Polish

Apply an even coat of gray nail polish all over your nail bed.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Three Create Black Strips

To create the black strips, try to scrape the front and back of the brush at the rims of the bottle then use the side of the brush to create it. This technique can be tricky as the nail polish could get thicken easily, better get this done quickly! Draw those black strips as how you want it to be, vertical, horizontal, diagonal or mixed and match the way you like it. Add as much strips as you wish.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Four Dotting It Gold

For this step, I use metalic gold marker to create those tiny dots but if you have a gold nail polish, you can do the same using a dotting tool. Just lightly dot over the black strips created earlier and allow it to dry completely. To allow it to dry is really important to ensure that it doesn’t smudge on the next step.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Five Seal It

Finish off a top coat,  it will smoothen the design and adds so much shine to it.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails 2

This nail design is edgy, masculine and unique. Some of the gold dottings got smudged which is why I did remind to allow it to dry completely. My design is more simple and if you add more strips, you’ll get much more complicated design but it’s all up to you how you want to do it. Have fun and good luck!

 

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Traclyn

Traclyn

A Malaysian beauty blogger expressing her views on beauty and life's other superficial aspects. Not to mention, beauty tutorials to appease the die-hard beauty junkies.

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