Every time I open up my Tumblr or check my Instagram, I get flooded with pics of whacky and whimsical manicures. Cute, yes. For me? No. This subtle black on black French manicure is making me want to brave the rains and go check to see if the salon on 43rd Street is open during the storm today.
- Paint your nails with your favorite black polish and let dry.
- Use a matte top coat over them, such as Deborah Lippman Flat Top Matte Topcoat for $18 at Nordstrom, or the Essie Matte About You Mattifying Top Coat for $8 at Walgreen’s.
- Using a French Manicure Guide or clear tape, cover your nails leaving the tip exposed for painting.
- Paint the exposed tips with your black polish and let dry.