12 May 2014
Geometric Nail Art...
Geometric nail design or geometric nail art is basically just turning your nails into a canvas for as many multi-coloured shapes that you can fit under your cuticle. Now there is a check list for this procedure, you will be needing many a utensil and these are a striper brush, a cotton bud or a paintbrush dipped in acetone for corrections, ok so maybe not many a utensil, oh and sellotape.
With all this exciting talk of sellotape it may be hard to forgot about it for a moment, but do. Firstly start with coats of whatever base colour you fancy, for example to eternally stylish and famous Coquelicot (which is actually a colour and not at all made up). Then using the stripper brush make any shape you can muster, for example an acute triangular outline at the top of your nail and then fill it in with another colour you like, let’s say Smaragdine (again, mostly definitely a colour). This is essentially a geometric nail design, a very simple design which looks good none the less.
Remember when sellotape was all the rage at the beginning of the blog? This is where that comes in. The sellotape (doesn’t have to be specifically the sellotape brand, as long as its adhesive and tape like) can be used in many an imaginative way, by keeping the colour below the tape whilst easily being able to paint over it.
Above is just one example, but there are many more and it’s even a bit of a celebrity fad with the likes of Kesha jumping on the geometric band wagon.
You can see more designs over in this buzzfeed article all about the wonders tape and nails http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/12-amazing-diy-nail-art-designs-using-scotch-tape. The Lady Boys of Bangkok certainly liked these nail designs, so don’t be surprised if you see some geometric nail art up there on the stage in Brighton over the next few weeks.