Monochrome Outline Nail Art

Hi polished pals!

Do you ever get frustrated with tip wear or shrinkage before you're ready to change a gorgeous polish? I sure as heck do! I recently wore this gorgeous orchid crelly and by day two it was looking a little sad at the tips, but still glorious and glowing with those icy blue flakes. 

Arcane Lacquer - Lambent Light


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I wasn't ready to give up on it immediately, so what to do? Nail art to the rescue!

Monochrome Outline Nail Art

I saw this cute monochrome french tip by Trophy Wife Nail Art on Instagram and was inspired to do a full monochrome outline. Unfortunately my pinky couldn't be saved, so it got the half/half treatment as an accent nail.

I slathered some liquid latex around the edge of my nails and used a medium striper brush to add in the outlines with Pretty Serious Absence (black) and Presence (white). I started with a glossy finish, but ultimately, I'd been wanting to matte up those flakes from the minute they hit my nails so matte it was!

Monochrome Outline Nail Art


Mani saved and a nail art win! What are your favourite ways to save a worn mani? Let me know in the comments!


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Arcane Lacquer Lambent Light - sorry, no longer available!
Pretty Serious Absence
Pretty Serious Presence
Grace-full Nail Polish   Angel Glaze top coat
Powder Perfect Mattificent top coat*
Mehron Liquid Latex^

DISCLOSURE: *PR Sample  ^Affiliate Link. Please refer to my disclosure policy for more information

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