Friday, May 11, 2012

Nails with borders!

The border nail trend is either a hit or miss. For us... it depends. We've seen some really nice ones (like the neon border nails above) and some not so nice ones. It can be a bit tricky with the color combination. If you need help with picking the right colors, our color-blocking post can help you in choosing the right color combo.

It's simple to do. 
All you'll need is a nail polish color of your choosing and a nail art pen also of your choosing. 
Paint you nails (don't forget your base coat!) like you would normally do and wait for them to dry 100%. 
Then take the nail art pen and carefully outline your nails with the pen to make a border around the nail.
You may have to go over the nail more than once to make it more define and neat (sloppy nail borders are not cute, just saying).
Wait about five minutes and add your top coat.
Now you have your nails with borders, enjoy! 

Here are a few pictures you can use as inspiration: 

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 Do you like the border nails? Would you wear this look? Does it look classy or tacky? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

29 comments:

  1. I love it for the most part, I am not a CRAZY nail person (on my fingers anyway..) But I like the more subtle colours! But it definitely is neat!

    Ok and this may be a silly question.. (seriously, I'm not very fashionable, and definitely don't know the DOS and DONTS and the HOW TOS of nails...) WHAT is a base coat..... (omg I'm honestly embarassed). Honestly.. If I paint my nails, I pick a colour I like, throw it on.. and there we go!

    I need tips haha.

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    1. Thanks Fawn! That's not a silly question at all and don't feel embarrassed, we're glad you asked! :)

      A base coat is a clear or plain nail polish that goes on your nails before you apply the nail color. The base coat protects your nails from the polish (so you won’t get yellow nails) and it also gives the nail color something to bind to. When you're done painting your nails with the nail color, apply a top coat to seal in the polish and to prevent chipping.

      Doing a base and a top coat can make your nail polish last days longer and look more polished. Subtle colors a great. If you want to take little steps in trying bolder looks, you can paint one nail another color for a little surprise. Here is our blog post on the accent nail, The odd one out.
      Have a fab weekend!

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  2. I've never heard of this, so cool! I always learn something when I visit y'alls blog. I might try this tonight =)
    XOX JW

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    1. Thanks Jessica! This is one of the reason why we love blogging :)

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  3. My favorite is the neon pink and nude. I could get away with those in the office. ;-)

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    1. That's our favorite too! It's subtle but bold :)

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  4. So cute! haven't seen this look before, I like the blue and animal print, so fun!

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    1. Thanks Sam, the animal print is really fun and funky.

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  5. Oh, I saw these on pinterest. Really like the black and gold border nails.

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    1. Pinterest is great, we find a lot of great inspirations from there!

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  6. uh gosh wow!! what an inspiration!! i wish i had nails like this. maybe i should try it!! wonderful! :}
    never saw any nails like this!

    wish u a nice weekend. and thanks for your award :) i'll post something about it tomorrow. i was so busy last days!:)

    xx

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    1. Thanks Red! Go ahead and try it :) We can't wait to read your post!

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  7. beautiful!! i want some nails like in the last picture !!

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  8. I love this so much, I think it is very creative! Do you want to check out my blog?

    http://the-coco-island.blogspot.com/

    XXX

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  9. Like the nails in the first picture! Some are a bit too tacky with the nail color selections and glitter.

    Btw, thanks for noticing my new blog layout! =)

    xx,
    Melanie of Aetherlily

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    1. Yeah, the first picture is the best and you're welcome. Love the new layout!

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  10. I recently spotted this trend as well and it's so fun! love your post and you guys are amazing xo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww thank you Anthea! We can follow each other :)

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  11. i really like the border trend. It looks classy or tacky depending on the color choice and whether or not it has a professional look.
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    MOSAMUSE.com

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Have a fashionable day!
XO Wil Harris