Negative Space Nail Art


Hi everyone!

Today I’m giving the Neverending Pile Challenge a skip because I don’t have any solar or thermal polishes. I do have some fun nail art for you though! negative-space-nail-art-striping-tape-born-pretty-store-holo-#12-tip-top-nail-chic-rocky-roadNear the beginning of the challenge, Missy from Gnarly Gnails created these nails featuring a glitter topper over a striped negative space background. Negative space nails have been a growing trend which I wasn’t quite sure about, but her design sold me on them. I love the addition of the glitter topper! negative-space-nail-art-striping-tape-born-pretty-store-holo-#12-tip-top-nail-chic-rocky-roadFor my version of her look, I started with a base coat. Once it was dry, I applied several rows of striping tape and painted on the stripes with Born Pretty Store Holo polish #12. negative-space-nail-art-striping-tape-born-pretty-store-holo-#12-tip-top-nail-chic-rocky-roadI peeled off the tape and added a couple of coats of Tip Top Rocky Road, one of my favourite glitter toppers! negative-space-nail-art-striping-tape-born-pretty-store-holo-#12-tip-top-nail-chic-rocky-roadI finished with a top coat and I love the result! The glitter topper really makes the negative space thing work for me. negative-space-nail-art-striping-tape-born-pretty-store-holo-#12-tip-top-nail-chic-rocky-roadWhat do you think of this look? I hope you liked it! 🙂negative-space-nail-art-striping-tape-born-pretty-store-holo-#12-tip-top-nail-chic-rocky-road

  • Vee

    I love that look, very unusual. That is a gorgeous glitter too.

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it 🙂

  • vonimoller

    Kerry this is absolutely stunning and something I must definitely try out

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks! That’s what I thought when I saw Missy’s version too, I need more glitters though. I want some round ones

  • OrdinaryMisfit

    Meep!! I love this. I like negative space nails but not enough to wear on my self. But this, this I love!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I wasn’t quite sold on them either until I saw Gnarly Gnails’s version of this. Then I had to try it 🙂

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  • Shelly @ Ten Tiny Paintings

    Wow I like this one even better than the hearts. It’s got a cool dimensional look to it because of the large hex glitters going across multiple lines. Love it!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you!