Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christan Dior AW12 Fashion Nail Art Tutorial

Here's a tutorial for my Day 25 Inspired by Fashion Manicure from this year's 31 Day Challenge. You can see the original post here with plenty of pictures.


The basics you'll need are striping tape, black nail polish (or any other colour of your choice) and a top coat.
I've also used tweezers, acetone and some nail art brushes but you'll see more about that below.

Make sure your nails are completely clean. If there's any oil or dirt on your nails, the tape will have a hard time sticking properly. 
You can use a base coat or colour if you like but I did the design straight on to my bare nails. If you are going to apply any polish make sure it's completely dry before you apply any tape.

Place strips of striping tape across your nail and double up a few to make thicker lines. I used some tweezers  to help me place the tape exactly where I wanted it. Try to make sure the tape is stuck down all the way to the edges.

One nail at a time, paint on your colour. Try to choose one that only needs one coat to be opaque. I just used one coat of A-England Lancelot. Move swiftly on to the next step.


While the polish is still wet, peel off the tape in one smooth motion from one side to the other.


If there are any patches where the polish got underneath the tape, use a nail art brush dipped in acetone to remove the unwanted bits.

Wait until the polish is completely dry and apply your top coat. I didn't wait long enough and you can see the smudges!
Use a small paintbrush dipped in acetone to clean up around the edges and there you go!


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28 comments:

  1. This is really neat and simple tutorial and I just ordered myself striping tape two days ago! I'll have to use some xmas colors for this and try it out.

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  2. This is such a great idea! Awesome!

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  3. Love this!!! I'm going to have to find some of this tape! :D

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  4. Awesome tutorial! I will definitely try this! ♥

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  5. This look is really chic! but I hate using tape, it takes so long! and I never seem to place it right.

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  6. Very classy looking Sammy. Great tutorial :)

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  7. I've been dying to try this since you first posted it.

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial! What a pretty design!

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  9. Awesome tutorial! Thanks !
    Xx

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  10. Awww, WOW! Thanks for showing! Now I think about to try it out!

    btw...I`m your new follower! You lead a fascinating blog!

    Mary Ann

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  11. doing this for a bday party :D

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  12. So simple and lovely! Gotta love Dior! Good job recreating the look. xo

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  13. It seem easy, I should try it! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  14. I really need to invest in some striping tape! Your nails look awesome like this!

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  15. Yep, I think this is my next mani!!!!!!

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  16. Great tip for sticking two pieces together for a fatter line, used it already in a manicure!

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  17. why are your nails that damaged?? D;

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    1. Why do you have negative crap to say?

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    2. the yellowing of the nails i a common issue if you wear nail polish all the time. some people say using bae coat will prevent this bbut i havent found any brand that actually works, i guess it just something you have to deal with if you want to have great nail art all the time. out of that her nails look pretty to me. the cuticule is kept and thenail looks soft, and teh yellow wont show most of the time hehehe i like applying hand & nail scrub cream and it seems to work a little, ive heard that applying peroxide with a cotoon works but i personaliy haevnt try it

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    3. Thank you so much for being polite about it unlike some others who's first defense is "Why you so negative with crap" etc. I was honestly curious as to why her nails were that color. Because, I could tell she took care of them quite a bit and was good at it. I thought she may be sick....

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