Black & White Mani

May 11, 2019

City Style and Living Magazine spring and summer nail trends black and white

/ Collage K&S Media

Black and white attention-grabbing nails ruled the runways in animal print, marker or abstract patterns. CSL has 2 runway  looks that prove you don’t need colour to make a statement!


RUNWAY “Everything about Christian Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection felt fresh and fun, so I wanted to play off of that with an abstract nail,” said Lead Manicurist for KISS Products, Inc., Gina Edwards. “I dubbed this nail the ‘twisted zebra,’ a modern take on the animal print trend.”

GET THE LOOK Start with a black base nail. Find correct size, peel off backing and press on for a gel manicure in minutes. Using white polish, create pointed tear drop outline beginning at the cuticle and ending halfway down the nail bed. Fill in the shape with nail paint. Create fine hair-like strokes with a dry brush on the outer edges of the nails.


RUNWAY At Moschino, Miss Pop for essie was inspired by fashion sketches translated into graphic black scribbles. “There are plaids in the show that appear as if they’ve been roughly hand-drawn with a Sharpie.”

GET THE LOOK Apply base coat. Dip a striping brush in black polish and use it to create a “scribble” design across the entire nail. Finish with a top coat for high shine.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Medium Length in Play it Loud, $7.99; essie Nail Polish in licorice, $8.96; KISS Nail Artist Paint in Gala, $6.99;

Tip: Squared off, oval or pointed – nails need shaping. This season all different shapes and sizes showed up on runways. Achieve your favourite style with an emery board. This blinged out number does the job in style. JinSoon Nail File,

This original beauty article first appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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