Negative Space Manicure

A video posted by Jennifer Linklater (@beauty_under_10) on

The negative space manicure has such a neat look and it is so simple to do!

No special tools just scotch tape and your favorite nail polish colors.

I cut the scotch tape into small strips ahead of time.

To make the tape less sticky I stuck it on the back of my hand a few times. I cut thick strips and thin but you can use any size you like.

I started with a nude polish but you can use your natural nail ( after a base coat) if you would like.


Step 1:
- Apply a base coat to protect your natural nails. Apply a nude nail polish (optional), let dry completely.



Step 2:
- Apply the strips of tape to the nails - anywhere you want the negative space.




Step 3:
- Apply your favorite nail polish colors to the nails. I used pinks and blues for a spring look. Wait about 10 seconds and remove the tape. I find this prevents the creates clean lines.

Step 4:
- Apply a top coat a glossy shine!



So simple and it looks incredible!!

Hope you liked this manicure, please share any nail designs you would like me to post :)

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