When temperatures drop, we tend to lean towards darker shades of lipstick, eye shadow and nail polish to match the gloom of the season. Think somber shades like plum, black and navy blue to compliment the pieces in our dark winter wardrobes. If, like us, you're a fan of minimalism, monochrome and subdued beauty looks, Get The Look has the perfect cold weather nail art for you!
Not only are tuxedo nails super stylish and unique for the season, they're easy to re-create and look great on everybody! What are tuxedo nails, you ask? A look that consists of white nails with a black base at the cuticle – perfect for your next holiday party!
Want to try this look at home? Read on and follow our simple steps!
NAIL ART TUTORIAL: TUXEDO NAILS
To get this look, you will need:
- A nail file
- A manicure block
- A base coat
- A white polish
- A black polish
- A nail brush
- A glossy top coat
Step 1: The first step to achieving this look is to properly prep your nails. Start off by removing any previous polish, then use the nail file to file your nails and create a uniform look. Make sure to move the file in one direction to avoid breakage.
Step 2: Next, use a manicure block to polish the surface of your nails, eliminating and any streaks and creating a smooth base for the polish.
Step 3: Clean your hands with warm soapy water, then dry them off with a towel and apply hand cream of your choice to moisturize before you begin. This step is especially important during the dry winter season!
Step 4: To create the perfect canvass for your nail art, apply one layer of base coat on each nail. Let it dry, then proceed to the next step.
Step 5: Apply the white polish onto your nails first. Let it dry, then apply a second coat for a bright, opaque look.
Step 6: Once the white polish has dried, arm yourself with an angled nail brush and a black polish. At the base of your nail, draw a reversed French manicure tip 3 mm from the base or curve of your nail. At the centre of the curve, make a small triangle that mimics the look of a tie. Repeat on each nail and allow the polish to try before proceeding to the last step.
Step 7: To ensure your polish stays put throughout the week, finish off your manicure by applying one layer of glossy top coat to each nail. This will prolong your nail art and add extreme shine for a glamorous touch!