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Fashion-inspired nail design: Black and textured blue nails

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Black and blue have never been more chic!

We loved the crazy blue texture over black from Christopher Kane's fall 2013 fashion show and recreated it on our nails.

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

Christopher Kane-inspired black and textured blue nails

Supplies:

  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather
  • Essie's Butler Please
  • 2 small paint brushes

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

Instructions:

1

Ombre

Working with one nail at a time, paint a coat of black on the top half of your nail and a blue coat. (You can be messy with this.) While they're still wet, take the larger paint brush and combine the two to make an ombre effect.

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

2

Textured strokes

With the smaller paint brush, create slim haphazard strokes of blue over the black half of the nail and black strokes over the blue half. Let the design dry and then finish with a top coat.

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

 Christopher Kane inspired black and textured blue nails

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