7.15.2011

How To: Neon and Neutral Nails

I am head over heels for the neon and neutral trend that's floating around the fashion world right now. I've failed miserably at finding neon pieces. Everywhere I go, I'm looking - but no such luck. So I've turned to my nails. I grabbed two of my favorite colors - a neon and a neutral - and got to painting.  

Essie's Cute as a Button and Jazz

I first tried out a more subtle approach - one neon tip. It's simple: 

1. Paint your nails your favorite neutral color.
2. Place a strip of tape over your nail leaving a small tip at the top.
3. Paint the tip, let it dry, and remove tape.
Ta-dah! 


If you'd like a little more neon in the mix, go ahead and just paint the whole nail neon. 


I also think a neon yellow or orange would have looked fantastic. 

16 comments:

Kiki's Corner said...

I like both looks :) very cute

Hope you have a great day :)

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Ashley said...

LOL we must be on the same wave length, Linley. My post is about nude polish too! :)

Love the idea of the bold tip - must try.

Brandy said...

Oh, I love this! I need to pick up these colors!

CessOviedo said...

Looks great! I haven't tried this trend yet but dying to! I love essie polishes they have the cutest colors. Happy weekend!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Jessica Gitler said...

love the look, I am going to have to give that one a try! thanks
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I'm loving neons this season!! Great idea to pair with a neutral! :)

Kelly said...

Great idea! I'll have to try this :) Very pretty.

Kelly
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Lydia Marie said...

That's so cute! I'll have to try these, I think I have two similar colors.

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madison avenue said...

LOVE these ideas! i love these colors too! thanks for the inspiration!!

MissRockwell said...

Cool tutorial. I always wondered just how to do my own tips. Using tape is perfect. Silly me, I never thought of that!

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 pretty little mountains said...

i love this idea, i really like the first one...i must go try this!

Carie
http://prettylittlemountains.blogspot.com/

Michelle Lee said...

love the nails :)

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Gertrude said...

Love the combination of the bright polish and the nude one.

April's Attic said...

I have "cute as a button"! such a gorgeous color isn't it :)
this is such a great idea, i gotta try it. but what about the thumb nail since it has a curve? (well mine does) any ideas?
i'd love if you check out my blog!
-April

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SIENA.STYLE said...

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you can check my blog too if you find some time:)
have a wonderful day
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Jess said...

Very cute! I think I'd like to try and paint all my nail tips neon.