Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Beauty Buffs: Black and White

Hello again!  How are you all?  Today is Wednesday and that means it is time for another post alongside with the lovely Beauty Buffs!  This is such a wonderful and fun group of ladies, and I'm very happy to be posting with them every other week!  Just as I am very happy to be posting with the amazing Twinsies every Tuesday!  I'm a lucky blogger to have gotten to know all these awesome people!

Today our theme is black and white.  I'm a fan of black and white, especially when it comes to dress clothes.  Black pants, a nice black and white blouse, or a pretty black and white dress....you can never go wrong.  Especially because 99% of my crazy manicures will go with a black and white outfit.  This logic could actually be reversed and I could wear super bright clothes alongside a black and white manicure and it would match 99% of the time as well.

For today, instead of doing a complete black and white manicure, I wanted to add a splash of color because I feel all I've been wearing clothing wise is black and white.  Actually, today I'm wearing a black and white dress, and a complete black and white manicure with it would have probably made me feel like I was matching a little too much.  Also since it's still summer, I feel like I have to wear some sort of bright color on my nails.  Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Color Club - Over the Moon
  • Orly - French Tip White
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
My black is a little iffy looking, but overall I think it turned out well!  To get the look, I followed a tutorial by Chelsea Queen which I cannot get to at the moment because Pinterest is being dumb and won't load properly on my computer.  I'll try to link it on my Facebook page when I upload this manicure later.

Until then, I shall explain the technique.  With a nail art brush, I painted two lines down my nail, then created a chevron pattern using the white polish.  I then filled in some of the spaces with the white polish.  Then I went through and filled in the empty spaces with my black polish.  Let it dry a little, add a top coat, and call it a night!



It was actually a pain in the butt to do the design.  My lines weren't perfect and then I flooded cuticles or put the black and white in the wrong spots.  I literally think that middle finger was done 4 times.  I should have stopped around attempt number 2 but it was worth it.

I'm happy I paired it with the holo Over the Moon.  In the sun, this manicure looks really awesome, and kind of trippy due to the chevron checkerboard that is accenting it.  I'll try to get a photo today once the rain clears up and post that on my Instagram!

What do you think?  Liking the black and white look?  Liking that I added a bit of color?

Don't forget to check out the other Beauty Buffs!



Until next time, <3.