Purple Negative Space Nail Art for Geometric #NAILlinkup

Creating a negative space design has been on my To Do List for far too long. I have no idea why I was putting it off since it was actually fairly easy to do and I am really happy with the way it turned out. AND, coincidentally, this week’s prompt for my N.A.I.L Group (Nail Art Ideas Linkup) is geometric. YAY! I’ve got the design and it’s on time!
OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?, Julep Layne, Swarovski Volcano

As I mentioned above, this design was surprisingly easy to create. Aside from my basecoat and topcoat I only used 4 other products. If you follow my nail art at all you’ll know that is a really short list!
OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?, Julep Layne, Swarovski Volcano
I started by applying 1 coat of Julep’s Layne over my basecoat. It’s a very sheer French pink that I used to even out my nail color and mask staining. Then I pulled out my NailVinyl’s Variety Pack to tape off my preplanned designs. The upfront time spent picking out the patterns to use was the most difficult part of this nail art design.
OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?, Julep Layne, Swarovski Volcano
Working on one nail at a time, I applied the vinyls and polished over them quickly with 2 coats of OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm? which, believe it or not my friends, is a purple polish! I had better results with my outdoor shots, but even photographed against a blue background it still wanted to be blue! For best results, it is really important to remove the vinyls while your polish is wet, so I wait no more than 10 seconds. Then I let the polish air dry for a bit and follow up with HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.
OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?, Julep Layne, Swarovski Volcano
I decided to keep my embellishments simple on this one, simple by my standards that is! I used the 3-5mm sizes of one of my favorite Swarovski Elements Crystals, Volcano. I love the color because it is such a chameleon. It went from topaz, to purple, to hot pink and almost back to topaz again all in the same photo! FABULOUS! I applied them with a gem picker and a dab of topcoat.
OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?, Julep Layne, Swarovski Volcano
Product Recap
Basecoat and Topcoat: NailTek Foundation II and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base polish: Julep Layne and OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?
Accessories: NailVinyls’s Variety Pack
Embellishments: Swarovski Elements Crystals in Volcano

I would love to hear your thoughts on this design! Have you tried a negative space design yet? If not, I hope I’ve persuaded you to try by showing you how easy it can be.

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.

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  • Thanks so much Erin! It's cool to hear that you understand my challenge of getting all of the polishes I used to fit into the recap photo sometimes! 🙂

  • Erin Hall Lewis

    This is amazing! Really elegant and it still pops at the same time. Also, I totally know what you mean when you're like "Only 4 Colors" being an amazingly out of the ordinary manicure. Normally I'm like… okay, lining up my 12 polishes…

  • Thank you Anne! It feels odd not to stamp, but fun at the same time stepping out of my comfort zone! 🙂

  • Beautiful negative space!

  • Thanks so much Lindsay! Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Would you believe I actually drew this one before doing it? First time ever! Thank you very much for that amazing compliment Kim! xoxo

  • Thanks so much Squarebulb!! 🙂

  • Wow I love this. Fantastic

  • You did a great job making different designs on each finger coordinate to a very stylish look! I like it both with and without the rhinestones. And that Julep polish was a perfect color for your "nude". Great job!! Your talent knows no bounds. 🙂

  • Squarebulb

    Very pretty!

  • Thank you very much Diana sweetie! I'm looking forward to seeing your creation! <3

  • LA CAJITA DE DIANA

    OMG, awesome geometric design. Congrats sweety.