Thursday, 25 June 2015

Update + Negative Space Nails

Hey Everyone!
I couldn't tell you how many times I have redrafted this post in my head, because lets be honest, it is long overdue. As you're all probably aware exam season has just passed and so my main focus was getting through the last few weeks of my A-Levels. I completed my final exam last Friday and so ever since then I have been intending to get back into blogging, so here I am.
Since I'll have a lot more free time during the Summer I will have plenty of opportunities to blog, which I definitely will be doing. My goal is to get this blog up and running properly during the summer, as I am well aware that whilst I was still at sixth form my posting schedule was somewhat hit or miss. For this reason, I have come up with a posting routine and have a number of post ideas noted down for future posts. All of which I am very much looking forward to.
That said, I have still been doing my nails during my absence and so I have plenty of designs backed up for the moment. This put me at an advantage so that this post wasn't delayed any further!
The first design I have for you is a fuchsia and black negative space design. I had been wanting to do a negative space design for a while but I was unsure of how exactly I was going to go about doing it. This resulted in endless scrolling for inspiration and then finally coming up with the following:
As you can tell, the main tool used for this design was a striping brush because of the lineal structure of the design. I found that with negative space designs it is easiest to use this structure because otherwise things can look a little messy and the colours don't compliment each other as well as they could. I feel like the fuchsia is just enough of a contrast with the black whilst still being somewhat muted keeping the design pretty neutral.
One thing I found with this design is that you definitely have to be patient, especially when it comes to applying the top coat. This is because, due to the negative spaces, when a top coat is applied the colours can easily be dragged along one another and smudge into the empty gaps, causing them to be filled in and the design to no longer be negative space. So, that is just something to bear in mind if you wish to try out this nail design.
Each of the polishes used I'm pretty sure I have used in a previous post, I am certain I have used the black Superstar polish, the Emily The Strange striper and the Top Coat previously. However, I may not have used the High Brow fuchsia colour. I was very surprised with the pigmentation of this colour because it isn't a known brand. I know it is sold in B&M but I haven't seen it anywhere else. I also have a teal colour from the same brand which again, is very pigmented. So, if you're looking for some cheap polishes that are good quality and have great pigmentation I definitely recommend the High Brow polishes. From what I've seen they also have a huge variety of colours too, which is an added bonus.
Overall, this design is ideal for those who are new to nail art but want to do something a little more complex than polka dots and stripes. All you really need is patience for a design like this, as I said, with the merging of colours it can get a little risky, but nothing too difficult.
Have you done a negative space design before? What's your opinion on this trend?

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations for finishing your A-levels! I remember when I used to do them and they were a nightmare! It's nice to see someone with nail obsession like me:)

    KLAUDIA CLARA

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    1. Thank you so much! Let me tell you, they haven't gotten any easier, they were dreadful. So its safe to say its been a relief finishing them. I don't know what it is but the pretty colours just draw me in!

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  2. great blog, have a nice week!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  3. amazing blog post :)

    I have shared your post :D


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    Jade

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  4. I wish I was this good at nail art! great post, your nails look lovely :)

    SleepyHeaven

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    1. Awrh it just takes practice, thank you!

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  5. lovely nail art! xoxo

    Lots of Love,
    Geena | geenush.blogspot.com

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  6. Congratulations on finishing your A-levels! I bet you feel like a huge weight has been lifted. As for the nail art, they are stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much, I definitely do its such a relief!

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  7. Love the pinky! I wouldn't go for something as dramatic as black on me but I love the stripes! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Thank you! Neutral colours work really well in negative space designs too if you don't want to go all out.

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