The One with the Negative Space Manicure for Twinsie Tuesday

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Hey all!  How are you all doing today??  Allergy season is in full swing over here so I've become a mouth breather.  I just want to drive around with my windows open but can't because the cotton wood trees are killing me.  Hopefully in a few weeks the pollen and all the other nasty stuff will calm down and I can utilize my sun roof.

Today is Tuesday which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday!  This week we are all creating negative space manicures!  When this technique first started to appear in the blog-o-sphere, I really wasn't a huge fan.  I didn't understand why anyone would want to have naked nails.  The point of painting them is to have the nail covered.  After trying a few different negative space designs, I fell in love.  Especially with the negative space florals.

For today's post, I created a gold negative space floral design using one of my new FingerPaints polishes.  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Paper Mache
  • FingerPaints - Beverly's Touch
  • FingerPaints - Ridge Filler
Yes, you read that right, I used a Ridge Filler for this manicure.  My index finger tends to peel on both hands.  Peeling is actually ten times worse on my right hand and that's probably because that's my dominant hand and I end up always chipping my nails on that hand before the left.  When I do negative space manicures, I put down a coat of base coat and let it dry.  Since I have these peels, the base coat doesn't really make for an even surface to work with.  Enter in my Ridge Filler.  One coat and my nail is in perfect condition and peels disappear!

Beverly's Touch is a gorgeous gold polish from the Ashley Nell Tipton Collection available now at Sally Beauty Supply Stores.  I used two coats for this manicure, and I think I actually added a little bit of a sparkle glitter over the top.  The only gold micro I own is FingerPaints Wrapped in Ribbon so that's probably what I did.  Anyways, it was perfect with one coat but I did two.  You can see how sparkly the polish on it's own in the centers of the flowers and in the dots on the pinkie.  I really am loving this yellow gold shade.  Nothing like it in my collection and am so glad to have it.  Odd name, but oh well.

What do you think?  Fan of this negative space look?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!

Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Claire at Kerruticles
Amber at NailsLikeLace
Amanda at Fashion Footing

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