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Black cat nails that give the french mani a cute twist

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 cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create

Inspired by Charlotte Olympia's wildly popular feline flats, these black cat halloween-appropriate nails appeal to fashion as well as cat-lovers.

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
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Supplies

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather
  • Spa Ritual's Joy
  • Orly's White Tips (not pictured)
  • small paint brush
  • nail tip stickers

Directions:


Step 1: Base

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Start with a nude base coat. We used one that has a subtle sparkle.

Step 2: Second coat

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Take one of the rounded nail tip stickers and place across the top part of your thumbnail. Paint the bottom part of your nail black and peel off the sticker.

Step 3: Get catty

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Using the small paintbrush, paint two triangular ears.

Step 4: Face on

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Once the black polish is dry, add the face details with white polish and the small paint brush.

Step 5: Tips

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Place a nail tip sticker near the tip of the rest of your nails and paint black. Remove the sticker, and wait for everything to dry.

Step 6: Top coat

Black cat nail tutorial is part spooky, part cute and fun to create
Image: Kara Ashley Endres/Sheknows

Finish with clear top coat.

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