How To: Black Ruffle Nails

Black Ruffle Nails

I hope you enjoyed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as much as I did!
I have been watching the shows online, and just going crazy over some of the
new trends I’m seeing. Now, I haven’t seen every show yet, but so far I feel
like I’ve been seeing a TON of ruffle.

Ruffles are actually what inspired this manicure. Well,
fashionable ruffles. This look is all about creating a nice ruffle cascade of
waves on your nails.

I’ve got an easy to pin image for you here:
How To: Black Ruffle Nails
But I’ll be breaking down the process for you step by step

Step One: Prep your nails! Clean filed nails,
moisturized skin and cuticles, and a strong base coat are a must. I’ve been
using the awesome lotion that Suave® Skin Solutions has been kind enough to
send me. Starting off your manicure with strong and healthy nails
is the key to better manicures and happy nails. 

Step Two: Apply your base color. Not to be confused
with your base coat (which is typically clear or nude). This look requires two
coats of a glossy black polish.
Base Color
Step Three: Matte time! Using your favorite clear
matte polish, create a wave like pattern working on an angle from your
cuticles. You may have to go over it a second time to get the smooth, rounded
edges, just let the layers dry in between coats.
Matte Ruffle Layer
Step Four: More ruffles. Create another layer of
ruffles in a sparkly metallic of your choice. For this look I used a silver
polish. Make sure to leave room between the silver polish and where you applied
the matte clear coat, so the middle (and original polish) still shows through.
Drag your brush over in a wave like angle down your nail tips until you reach
your desired design.
Silver Ruffle Layer
Step Five: Top coat time!  Use a clear top coat of your choice to seal in
your beautiful new nails. Whatever you do, DO NOT put your top coat over where your matte polish is! That would be a bit counterproductive to the look. Just gently follow right up to the edge of the matte ruffles with your clear top coat. It may be easier to start there and work out to the tips of your nails.

Step Six: Clean up. Nail polish remover? Check. Q-tips®
Precision Tips™ cotton swabs? Check. Suave® Skin Solution Body Lotion? Check.
Using the Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs lightly soaked in nail polish
remover, clean up your nails and cuticles from any stray polish. Rinse off any
polish remover, and hydrate your skin and cuticles with lotion.

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Precision Tips™ cotton swabs. I think you are going to really like what I’ve got
in mind!

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