Hello Lovely Readers!
Today's nail design is all about different looks with black and white! I only showed 2 in my mani but the possibilities are practically endless.
Starting at my thumbs, I used off-brand invisible scotch tape cut into small squares with smooth edges to block off opposite sides on the top and bottom of my nail. Then I painted over the open areas with Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails 'Black Heart'. While the polish was still wet, I carefully removed the tape to 'hopefully' get clean lines. Most of my lines did come out clean.
I moved on and started the design on my index fingers, but even though I'm not sure how much you can tell by the pictures, I have VERY small nail beds. Every manicurist I have ever had has commented on my tiny nails, LOL. Anyway, because my nails are so small, the puzzle piece came out looking very smushed. I didn't like it at all. So, I took it off and decided to only do the jigsaws as accent nails on my larger nails, specifically the thumbs and middle fingers.
For the remaining nails, I went over the white with a single coat of black and then added my dots! I liked the idea of the dots because it kind of stayed with the geometric theme of the puzzle pieces. I added a topcoat for some shine and to seal in the design. I will be shopping for a new top coat this weekend because my drugstore brand topcoat is still smudging my designs ten minutes after applying the polish. Any recommendations? Leave them in the comments! Thanks for reading and 'see' you next time!