Black and White Nail Art
Doing nail arts can be a lot of fun. And it looks really stylish too, if done right. There are different varieties of nail arts to be done, using embellishments like rhinestones, or simplistic methods like striping tapes. One of the classic and well-loved types of nail art is the black and white nail art. This kind of nail art is popular because it looks very clean and stylish on the nails, and the two colors, black and white, being universal ones, they can complement dresses of any color. If you are the type who does not go in for regular changes in nail art designs, such black and white designs may be the best option. Given below are simple steps of doing this design on your nails.
Gather the necessary things
Before starting the nail design, it is important to have all that you need at hand. You would need a clear nail polish, a white nail polish and a black nail polish. If you wish to add glitters, then have them handy too. Once you have all these things in place, you can start with the designing.
Apply the base nail coat
Now, the first step is to apply a good base coat. The base coat protects your nail and keeps the nail polish you apply on top of it in good shape. You can use the clear nail polish as your base coat. Apple it evenly on the nail and make sure there are no lumps of irregularities. In fact, you can file and buff your nails before applying the polishes, so that the nail surface is smooth.
So apply the base coat and wait for it to dry completely. In the mean time, decide on the design you wish to do with your back and white nail paints.
Apply the nail polishes
Once the base coat is completely dry, it is time to apply the nail polishes. Depending on the designs you will be doing, you should apply the first coat of nail polish. If you will be working predominantly on white base then apply that first. It is better to work on white base as the black shows up easily on white. You could use striping tapes to create great designs. With these tapes you can paint the nails half in black and half in white and then place the tapes accordingly. Thereafter, apply the second coat of color on opposite sides and you can have a beautiful zebra striped nail art.
Apply the top coat of nail polish
Once you are done with the designing with black and white polishes, wait for it to dry out completely. If you apply the top coat too early, it may smudge the design. Once the design is sufficiently dry, apply the clear polish as the top coat. Apply it evenly on the design. The top coat will make your design seem smooth and shiny, thereby enhancing its appeal. So follow these easy steps and create beautiful black and white nail art for yourself.