Thursday, January 31, 2013

Guest Post - Chalkboard Nails

Hey friends! I am so happy to be coming to you from Nails by Kayla Shevonne. I've known Kayla since the very beginning of my descent into nail madness, and her work is always impeccable and creative. I hope that I do it justice today!

These nails are fairly easy to create. All you need to do is place some tape over the lower half of your naked nail, and then paint some stripes on the top half using a nail art striper brush. When you remove the tape, your stripe bundle is left with a totally clean edge along the bottom. Simple! The toughest part, really, is picking the colors for the design.

For my colors, I began with American Apparel Downtown LA, a super sexy red creme. Then I grabbed Essie Butler Please, a rich blue shade, and Zoya Ziv, a sparkly gold. I rounded out the group with American Apparel Malibu Green, the greenish teal shade. I think these colors looked nice together -- almost vintage -- and the inclusion of a metallic broke them up a bit.

If you don't have nail art tools, you could even use the same concept but replace the striper brush with the brushes in the polish. Your lines would come out a bit thicker but I bet that would look quite nice, too.

Thank you for reading and thank you to Kayla for hosting me on her blog! I hope you've enjoyed this look.


  1. Love this idea! I'll have to add it to my "to do" nail art list!

    - Sara

  2. Very clever and executed beautifully, as always!

  3. Like a circus tent! Love this!

    1. That's exactly what I said to Sarah when she emailed me the photos!

  4. totally love this color combo and the simplicity of the mani! It reminds me of Egypt!

  5. Love this design! :)

  6. I love the polished-nude contrast! Great creation :)


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