Dry, Dammit!

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Black & nude outline / border nail art

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Hiya! A quick post tonight to show you some nail art I had been wearing last week. I’m calling it “black and nude outline / border nail art” because I’m really not sure how else to describe it. I don’t know who started the outline craze, but I really like it, albeit finding it difficult for me to do! It was my first attempt, so I think I did OK enough.

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I first applied two coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff (after base coat) and then got out my trusty BYS black nail striper and drew the middle lines. I was going to stop there – originally going for a chic simplistic look – but then figured “Hey, why not try doing an outline of my nails, too?” So as you can probably tell I was exceptionally messy and had to do a vigorous acetone clean-up afterwards. Once that was done I applied a thick coat of Seche. It was the first time in a while I had properly put on a thick coat of Seche and I now remember why it’s so beneficial to do so – this design lasted ages on my nails. I wore it to work all week with no problems. I’m looking forward to perfecting this outline look and wearing the design again soon. Have you tried this look? What do you think? Thanks for reading!