- Decorative scissors
- NYC polish in Lincoln Center $1.99
- ELF polish in Black $1
- Not pictured: clear polish, black crackle polish, patience
(Nails 1-5, pinkie to thumb)
- For the crackle nail, paint 1 coat of Lincoln Park, let dry, and paint a thin coat of crackle on top.
- For the stripes, paint nails in Lincoln Park, let dry, and paint a clear coat. Cut 2 thin strips of tape and place over nails. Paint black over exposed nail. Remove tape and add a clear coat.
- For the scalloped nails, paint nails in LP, let dry, and add a clear coat. Using decorative scissors, cut a thin strip and place on nail. Pick a side and paint that side black. Once dry, remove tape and add a clear coat.
- The reverse half-moon has the LP coat, clear coat, and a piece of tape cut in a crescent shape over the bottom part of the nail. Paint the exposed section black. Let dry, remove, and add a clear coat.
- For the reverse French, paint the nail black, let dry, add a clear coat, and place a piece of tape on the nail to leave just the tip exposed. Paint the exposed bit in Lincoln Park. Let dry, remove tape, and add a clear coat.
- Be patient. Wait until the nail fully dries before removing the tape.
- While I love a quick-drying nail spray (like Pam oil...it works!) avoid that for this nail. It could make the tape slide.
- Adding the clear coat before placing the tape will help with the color not peeling off. And so does no humidity--I tried this back in August and the paint peeled every time.
- Try making the piece of tape smaller, so there's less sticking to your nail.
- The thinner the paint job the better.
- If you have a nail art pen, it could easily help with touch ups.
- Paper page protectors make the reverse nails much easier, but I chose to work with what I had.
- I used greige and black, but use whatever autumnal (or any) colors you'd like. Enjoy!
What color(s) is/are on your nails right now? Toes?
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