The Art of Darkness

Gothy French Manicure

September 5th, 2011 by Cobwebs

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.

Black Nail Polish

  1. Paint your nails with your favorite shiny black nail polish. Let dry.
  2. 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.
  3. Apply French Manicure Guides (or, if you have a steady hand, bits of clear tape) over everything but the tips.
  4. 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)

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