Thursday, 19 May 2011

Black & Red Corset Nail Art

To begin I applied my base coat and then Barry M Black to the tips of my nail. I filled the lower half of my nail in with Collection 2000 Big Hair. I painted a line along the middle of my nail with Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Stripe & Sparkle in Pattie.

I went over the red polish with Nubar Fire Sparkles and added dots of Barry M Black to make the holes in the corset.

At this point I changed my mind with what I wanted to do with my index, middle and pinkie nails. I originally planned to add bows at the top of each nail but after painting the bow on my thumb nail I thought it might look a bit too much. I decided I just wanted to have the corset pattern all the way up those nails, with bows only on my thumb and ring finger nail.

I would have just extended the red polish up over the black at the tips of my nails, but the red polish wasn't opaque enough to completely cover the black. I removed all the polish from the 3 nails and started again. I applied Big Hair all over the nails and went over it with Fire Sparkles. I added the lines through the middle with Pattie and used Barry M Black to add the dots.

For the ribbon I used Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Stripe & Sparkle in Katleen. I used a very light hand while doing the criss-cross part of the ribbon, joining each dot in a diagonal. For the bow I used a slightly heavier hand because I wanted it to stand out slightly from the criss-cross part of the ribbon. Finally I added a red rhinestone in the middle of each bow and sealed everything with a coat of Seche Vite.


  1. The result is so nice! And I really like the red polish. :)