You guys know that I love color but today,
I am going to show you that black and white can be also cool. What !? In this tutorial
I’ll show how you can easily achieve these pretty black and white mix and match nails.
Hey loves! Today I’m back with another nail art tutorial and it’s a really special one
because it’s a collaboration with the beautiful Jen from the channel Missjenfabulous.She makes
DIY, beauty videos and amazing nail art tutorials. I love how they are always so creative, easy
to make and they always turn out fantastic. So we decided to join our nail art forces
and create mix and match nails. I came up with this all black and white design, while
she created a gorgeous colorful one. Make sure to watch her tutorial. It will be linked
at the end of this video and in the description box. But first, let me show you how to achieve
this monochromatic creation, so go grab your black and white polish and let’s dive in.
My black and white polish are ready but let’s put them on a side for a minute because we
have to prime our nails with a base coat first. This way we block the nasty staining and keep
our nails pretty and healthy. Alright, now our nails are prepped and ready
for some color. Paint your thumb and pointer black. I have to apply two coats for an opaque
result. Then paint your middle, ring and pinky finger in white. At this point your nails
should look like this. Quite a funny manicure! But don’t worry because we are just getting
started! Time to take out your artistic skills and make some designs!
On the ring finger we are making a beautiful flower design. Dip your medium sized dotting
tool in black polish and make five dots close together like that to represent the petals.
Make several of these flower shapes all over your nail. Some can be bigger, some smaller
because there are all sorts of flowers out there.
I still need some smaller dots to make the design fuller. Leave the polish dry and then
proceed with the white. Make smaller white flower shapes on top of the bigger black ones.
This way you will keep that black flower silhouette, which I think looks so stunning. And it seems
like the design was so difficult to make when it’s in fact so easy! To complete the design
make black dots in the center of each flower. I think this design is so pretty even as an
accent nail to a solid manicure. On my right hand I made this design on my thumb and I
just switched the colors – so I have white flowers on black background and I absolutely
love it! On the pinky we are making the easy and always
cute polka dots design. Make a row of dots along the center of the nail and then add
two rows by the sides. You can go for bigger or smaller dots, I went for a medium sized
ones. If you don’t have a dotting tool you can use a q-tip or a toothpick to make this
classic but lovely design. So far we made two black designs on the white
background. But, on the middle finger, we are making a yin yang which represents balance
and will connect all of the black and white designs into a story. Here’s how to make a
perfect yin yang sign in an easy way! I like to mark three dots along the center of the
nail. Now just connect these dots making an “S” shape using a striper, precise brush or
even a toothpick. It doesn’t have to be flawless right away, you can always go in later and
perfect it. Then color one half in black. Yin Yang represents how opposite forces are
actually interdependent and give rise to each other. All we have to do now is make a black
dot on the white half and white dot on the black half of the nail. Help!
Moving to our black background designs. On the pointer we’re drawing white triangles
all over the nail. I am using my precise brush, which I got in a craft store for very cheap.
And you guys know that i love it for nail art. The triangle lines don’t have to be perfect
and opaque yet – we are just making a draft first! Now we can go over all the lines again
making them bolder and neater. I love this design! The white triangles look so cool on
the dark background, don’t you think? This design itself could work great on all the
nails or as an accent on a ring finger for example.
On the thumb let’s make some classic and classy vertical stripes. I am not very good with
a striper. That’s why I decided to use a tape, which makes perfect stripe designs super easy
to achieve. Stick parallel tape pieces along the nail, apply white polish and peel away
the tape. Here I am using a nail art tape, but you can make your own DIY nail art tape
using usual scotch tape and scissors in a minute! my white polish was getting quite
thick and gloopy so I had to mix in a few drops of nail polish thinner. Voila! The perfect
stripes in no time! Oops I did it again! No problem because the precise brush takes care
of such small errors in a sec. And here is our last design all done!
I made the same designs on my right hand but i made horizontal stripes on the ring finger
and flowers on the thumb. Finally we have to apply a top coat to seal
all the designs, add some shine and protection. A matte top coat would look gorgeous on these
nails too, but unfortunately I couldn’t find it in any local store! That is it for my monochrome
mix and match nail art. I hope you’ll give it a try and if you do so, please share your
masterpieces with me on my social media because you guys know that I love to see those. Let
me know in the comments, what nail art you would like to see next and off course don’t
forget to watch Jen’s mix and match nails and subscribe to her channel for more of her
awesome videos. Thank you so much for watching, I heart you and take care until next time.
Bye! Black and white can sometimes be associated
with plain and boring, but the story behind this strongest contrast is all but that. There’s
no shadow without light and not a day without night.