Marni Inspired Nails

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fashion nailsThe Marni inspired fashion nails were the second nail design I did for MBFWA. They were inspired by this Marni bag and a J.W.Anderson design. For something different I did the opposite colour combination on my left hand. See!? Evidence that I can do nail art on both hands.

I must admit I was a bit too optimistic to think I could do a new nail design every day during Australian Fashion Week. The busy schedule didn’t leave time for that so I ended up with only two designs which I matched to my outfits. The previously shown tribal nails were a part of this outfit, and the Marni nails were part of this look.

Both nail designs were a great success! They were a real conversation starter and got photographed by street style photographers and make up artists more than my face! I didn’t mind considering I’m not responsible for creating my face but I did create these nail designs!

If you want to know how to do these Marni nails, scroll down for a quick how to!

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  1. Paint one hand in 2 coats of opaque black polish and another in 2 coats of white polish. Let it dry.
  2. Using striping tape, first attach equally spaced horizontal stripes on all nails. Next, place vertical evenly spaced striping tape vertically to form the grid pattern.
  3. Seal your design with a top coat.

sonailicious nails cute nailsUsed: Revlon 731 Knockout, Sally Hansen 300 White On, black & white striping tape, Essie top coat.

Note: The striping tape nail art technique used to create these nails is explained in detail with step-by-step pictorial instructions in our nail art book. So if you’d like to learn how to execute striping nail art flawlessly with a professional finish our“30 Easy Nail Designs & Tutorials” e-book is for you.

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