September 02, 2013

B E A U T Y / 50/50 Nails

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Thought I'd give the two toned, half arsed half and half, or how I like to call them; 50/50 nails a try. I love how it still gives a bit of an idea that the tips of your nails are painted (which I usually find too girly), but in a more simplified, radical and less 'pretty' way. I used my favorite (non-)colors; light grey and white and instead of a glossy topcoat, I chose for matte.

// Start off with the lightest color as a base, in this case white, and paint your entire nail with it.
// Let it dry completely, to be sure give it an extra 10 minutes, else the tape will rip off your fresh polish.
// Cover one nail at the time with scotch tape, paint it and peel off the tape right away to get a straight line.
// Finally add a layer of topcoat.

54 comments:

Miss Kutsu said...

I like it, it's simple and pretty! I will try it but with colors!

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Itsmeroxy said...

Love it!
xoxo

Mothi said...

I love it.

xo' M
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Sarah Potts said...

So cute! The colours together remind me of these vintage hush puppies: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/90608486/vintage-70s-90s-hush-puppies-platform
mmm yummy! X

The Punx of Fashion said...

Going to try it, one of these days, thank you darling <3.

xx
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Anna77MICH said...

It is cool!
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Luba Dimitrova said...

So cool, love it

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Bukola said...

Definitely going to give this a try!

Lola said...

I likes!! I did it without the tape and it turned out looking very wonky xx

Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

I like it! xx

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Elodie Luis said...

I really need to buy a grey nail polish !<3

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theclosetopener.blogspot.com said...

Loving this. And the colours match your hair and your style!

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Mia said...

You always come up with the best ideas! Definitely going to try this out

Rhea said...

Beautiful post! I am in love with your blog!
Xx
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Zoe P said...

Gorgeous nails. I wish I could do it, but my hands shake every time I try to do anything intricate!

Z
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Shulamit E said...

the grey and white is very fresh. great post

Laura lexo said...

Big crush !

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Vanny said...

Great, great, great!
You inspire me everytime I look at your wonderful blog!
Thanks ♥

Greetings from germany :)
Love, Vanny ♥
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Style-Squared said...

I want them, they are great!

Sissel said...

Fantastic idea.

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Lys said...

Great nail art!

Melissa V said...

amazing, going to try this! x

Cinja said...

whoa, i love this! if only my nails were long enough...

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Iliana, Anne said...

great nails.

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Milex said...

true love

Vincent said...

This is beautiful! Haha, it's amazing how it looks from the distance. A little bit strange but in a good way. You're right, the normal french manicure is too girly!

Victoria shabby-chic-home.com said...

Love it. I actually like the soft, muted colours. I'm not sure I could pull off (read: too old) to have big bold bright colours!

choineczka said...

perfect nails and hair color!

Marjolein | NeverTooPolished said...

Wat een goed idee weer!
Jou nail tutorials zijn heerlijk, omdat ze super origineel maar toch lekker haalbaar zijn. Lijkt me ook heel leuk met zwart en wit...

x

Marjolein | NeverTooPolished said...

Jou = jouw, natuurlijk ;)

TeuntjeVDW said...

Simple yet stunning! xx.

Adelajda said...

Lovely!

Bianca Emilia said...

this is just amazing.

Martina said...

This is a wonderful idea!

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Catarina Rodrigues said...

Love it!




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Carolina Krews said...

Awesome!

xo

C.

VioletDaffodils said...

so pretty! xx

Mani said...

I love how simple but cute this idea is! That shade of grey matches your hair so well.

Zs├║ said...

this looks great, I'll have to try it myself. :)

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Fanny said...

Don't know if I like most the fact that they are 50/50 or if this is the grey tips are mixing up with your grey hair. A bit Pantone inspired right ?

Fanny
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ChamaFashion said...

Beautiful nails!
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HayleyMG said...

so simple & beautiful <3

Hayley xx
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STYLONYM said...

Love this - the combo of white and grey is amazing!

X Stylonym
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Nikhil Dodariya said...

wow nice one. looking great accidentally i found your blog Love to stop here. nice saying and nice pics and nice work keep it up happy blogging. Thanks :)love is everything

FASHION SNAG said...

Love 'em!

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Petite Side Of Style said...

Love these nails and your hair colour.

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Sef Quemado said...

You probably have no idea how truly inspirational you are!

Marifer said...

I love your hair color so much!!! I will definitely try the colors grey and white for my nails!

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Tia Bangura said...

very nice! i tried 50/50 nails, but i did it vertically with black and gray, also with matte top coat.

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Ruth Swanson said...

Hey I saw you recommended a bag of silver mini nail studs. I want to see what you do with them. I just bought a bag of gold ones and some gold strips and am obsessing over what to do with them. So far I figured out that if you buy one of those at home gel manicure kits (you know with the uv nail polish that lasts for weeks) you can stick stuff like gold flecks and things in the top coat and its like resinned in and will last for evs. I found if properly removed that stuff will actually really strengthen and protect your nails and thicken em up even after removed. I have long natural nails now because of it. That paired with some nail jewelry for a night out is crazy good and glam paired with a simple black or white to the floor turtleneck. I wish you lived in LA I would totally make you my friend, we have a really similar design aesthetic. LOVE what you're doing, you're going to be really famous.

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