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Fashion nails inspired by Valentino

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...

An ornate opera nail design

Inspired by a look from Valentino, Spring 2014, nails are adorned with ornate, ethnic-inspired shapes in black, tan, turquoise and red.

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

Valentino-inspired nail art tutorial

Supplies:

  • Sally Hansen's The Real Teal
  • Spa Ritual's Joy
  • Julep's Glenn
  • China Glaze's Liquid Leather
  • Small paint brush

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

Instructions:

1

Base

Begin with a rich black base coat.

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

2

Thumb

Paint a tan line across the top of the thumb nail and a red triangle beneath it. Let the paint dry and then paint two 'v' shapes on the tan line and some black lines coming in to create an ornate shape. Add three tan drops in the middle of the red design.

Paint a tan line across the top of the thumb nail and a red triangle beneath it. Let the paint dry and then paint two 'v' shapes on the tan line and some black lines coming in to create an ornate shape. Add three tan drops in the middle of the red design.

On your ring finger, paint an alternating pattern of red and tan diagonal lines. Create a pattern of alternating tan and teal 'u' shapes vertically down the rest of the nails. Let dry and finish with a top coat.

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

3

Alternating patterns

On your ring finger, paint an alternating pattern of red and tan diagonal lines. Create a pattern of alternating tan and teal 'u' shapes vertically down the rest of the nails. Let dry and finish with a top coat.

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

 Ornate opera manicure inspired by Valentino

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Photo credit: Valentino
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