Black & Gold Manicure

My friend and I were recently discussing how much the black & gold trend is picking up steam lately. I think black & gold is a classic color combination that's always going to be around, but it seems to be showing up all over the place these days, especially in fashion, design, home decor, and even makeup.  It's especially noticeable after just having celebrated the new year where black & gold decorations were seen at so many parties. I bet if you open your Pinterest page right now you're going to see the trend somewhere. For example: Black & Gold Celebration // Black & Gold Decor // Black & Gold Fashion // Black & Gold Makeup.

Today I decided to try my hand at the trend, literally, with a black & gold manicure. This is an easy one!


I started with 2 coats of black polish. I let them dry completely before moving on to the next step. Easy enough, right?


I marked off a small triangle shape at the tip of my nails using Home Recollections scrapbooking tape that I bought at Michaels, and painted over the section with gold glitter polish. I have to say, of all the different tapes I've tried using for nail design ( frog tape, scotch tape ), this was the absolute best! It was just sticky enough to stay on my nail while I needed it, but peeled off easily and left perfectly straight  lines. I may invest in some more of this tape specifically to do my nails with it!


After about a minute (before the polish completely dried) I pulled the tape off and then let my nails finish drying. Finally I applied a clear top coat, and voila, now I have a funky black & gold manicure!




   

11 comments:

  1. I love this colour combination!
    I need to track me down some scrapbooking tape...

    Jesss xo

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    1. Thanks Jess!! You seriously should, you won't believe how easy it makes things!

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  2. Very pretty and edgy at the same time. :)

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  3. I love the way this looks. Whenever I try it I pull of my base coat. I guess I have to let it dry longer but i'm just so impatient.

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  4. Thanks Lana! I know what you mean, I can get pretty impatient too, but when dealing with tape it's definitely worth it to wait a while. Sometimes I'll even wait a couple of hours before doing the tape part just to be totally sure the base coat won't peel off.

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  5. I love, love this! I am so bad at picking at my nail polish though!! EEKK! So I rarely paint them..

    ummm..where did you get your pants? They are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I know, I'm guilty of picking as well, I'll do an awesome design on my nails only to have it be gone like 2 days later! I'm the worst!

      And double thank you! The pants are from H&M, I LOVE them!

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  6. Ooh I love this look - so chic!

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  7. beauuuuuuuutiful

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