Polishers Inc. - Negative Space

Yay, once again it's Polishers Inc. Sunday and we have great news also as we have a new talented member joining us! Simona from Light Your Nails! is joining us today, so now we have one Italian member also, how exciting! Quite a few exclamation marks, I know! :D

Today's theme is Negative Space and this time I wanted to do quite simple negative space design as I haven't really done any basic negative space nail art before.

First I used one coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab as my base coat. It's a good choice under negative space nail art since it gives your nails quite nice and natural color, it's like your nails but better. Then I taped my nails with some small single chevron nail vinyls and painted my nails with one generous coat of Deborah Lippmann Rolling in the Deep and then removed the vinyls. The one thick coat of RitD seemed to be enough, but under the bright lights it looks like I should have applied even more polish. 

For my accent nails I used first two coats of the same Deborah Lippmann polish. Then I topped it with one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust and added quite a few nail studs trying to make it look like a bow. I got the idea for the bow from Anni from Yellow Nails. I really loved her mani with the bow rhinestone accent, so I decided to try something similar with nail studs. I think it looks pretty great either way and I surely will do this with some rhinestones in the future too.

This was my first time using Rolling in the Deep and I have to say I was a bit disappointed with it. It has that gorgeous subtle shimmer in it but it doesn't show up on nail at all. Also, it stained quite a bit which wasn't really a nice surprise when I removed the polish. Thankfully I managed to fix the situation (blue nails and blue skin) with some whitening toothpaste, but I would really prefer a polish not to stain my nails. Oh well, at least I liked the manicure and especially that bow accent. Definitely going to do that again at some point!

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Deborah Lippmann Rolling in the Deep, China Glaze Fairy Dust
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Decorations: nail vinyls, nail studs


As always, remember to check out all the other Polishers Inc. manicures also!



10 comments

  1. mä oon aina feilannut nuo niittien asettelujutut, joten kudos sulle kun onnistuit näin hyvin! :D

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    1. Haha, kiitos! :D Vähän vinossa se rusetti on, mutta ei kerrota kellekkään. ;)

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  2. Ooh, nyt on tyylikästä! Rusettiaksentit toimii, pitää mun testaa kans joskus niiteillä :)

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    1. Kiitokset vaan inspiraatiosta! :) Rusettiaksentit tosiaankin toimii, ehdottomasti käytän tätä ideaa jatkossakin!

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  3. Cute nails :D Like how you made the accent nail :D

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    1. Thank you! I'm very happy to hear you liked my accent nails. :)

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  4. Chevrons and negative space are a match made in Heaven! And woah that accent mani rocks!
    Thanks for welcoming me!

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    1. That's so true! Chevrons and negative space are truly ment to be together. :) And thank you, I really loved that accent nail!

      I'm really gald that you are part of our group, can't wait to see all your future Polishers Inc. manicures. :)

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  5. Holy crap, Fairy Dust over that dark blue looks sooo amazing! It looks like a sparkling night sky! I can't stop staring at it...

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    1. You're totally right, it looks stunning over that dark blue! It's truly a perfect topper, I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a back-up bottle of it soon. :)

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