It would be difficult to overstate how much I love these. The tone-on-tone look of these black “French manicured” nails are immensely striking, and could hardly be easier to do.
- Paint your nails with your favorite shiny black nail polish. Let dry.
- Overpaint the whole nail with a matte top coat (if your favorite polish brand doesn’t have one, Matte About You is fairly inexpensive). Let dry again.
- Apply French Manicure Guides (or, if you have a steady hand, bits of clear tape) over everything but the tips.
- Re-paint the tips with shiny black nail polish again.
The image, incidentally, is from Chloe’s Nails, which has loads of other striking manicure ideas.
(via Haute Macabre)