Hey hey! I've been a bit slack when it comes to posting manis lately, truth be told I haven't been loving the ones I've been doing since my Zigzag or Diviners manis. But, the one I have today is one I did a while back and forgot all about, so I figured it was time to share it.
The book is Looking for Alaska by John Green. I found this version at a book fair and I really like the vintage photo look. It immediately reminded me of manicures I'd seen where one colour outlines another, an outline manicure (aka a border manicure).
There are two ways of doing an outline mani: 1. Paint your nails with your chose outline colour, then paint inside that colour with your second colour or 2. Paint your nails with one colour and then take a small brush and your second colour and paint an outline around the first colour. I went with option one, I think it's easier and quicker.
I started with a base of Orly Liquid Vinyl and then followed up with Chi Chi Can't Buy My Love. Because I chose such a light colour I had to do three coats before the black stopped showing through.
I wasn't sure if I'd like this style as sometimes, depending on the colours, it can look like a mani where you've left paint around the edges of your nails/skin but I have to say I did look at my nails often while I was wearing this and it was a nice way of wearing a neutral nail polish, which I rarely do.
This is really easy nail art and it got me thinking about other easy ways to dress up your nails, so I'll have a post up on that soon!