Sunday, September 08, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 7: Black & White Nails + Tutorial

Sunday, September 08, 2013
Day 7 of the 31 Day Challenge (#31DC2013) was Black & White nails.

I am always happy to create some black & white nails, and I love coming up with different combinations.  This time, I based it around another textured accent nail (can you tell I love my textured polishes?), Dance Legend Granite.  It's a black textured base loaded with tiny white glitter.  The white glitter has a bit of a sheen to it so it doesn't look flat.  It has great coverage in one coat, but I used two for the photos.

On the remaining nails, I applied one coat of CND Blackjack, then with a ball of plastic wrap I dabbed on Essie Blanc, and finished with an outline of white around the nails.  I have tried this combination a few months ago (unfortunately I never posted about it), and loved it, so I thought this was the perfect design for the Day 7 theme.

You can also watch me create these nails here:

Thank you for reading!



  1. It looks fantastic! The white turns bluer in contrast with the black, it looks really great! As for the frame, it's flawless! Any tip you care to share? :p

    1. Thank you! I used a Milani nail art polish (with one of those long striper brushes), and I like to outline the sides first, then finish by rounding off the cuticle and line the edge of the nail. I find that it's easiest to use one single stroke if I can. Hope that makes sense! :)


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