Colors I used left to right:
Continuous treatment hardeneing
Full view of the nails
brush I used, just a painting brush
I wanted to do my nails in bright colors for the outline and a nice pastel in the middle, a good contrast and eye catching. I also wanted to do multi-colors because it's really hard to just put one colored polish on all ten fingers!
Also it was in Allure magazine from this month if I do recall that asked women how often they paint their nails, and it was around 28% said at least three times a week! I am in that percentage!! So I like to keep them looking nice and have creative looks, but I don't want to end up spending a ton of time on them. Well here is the framed nail art (becoming very popular this summer) in a few easy steps!
step one: prep the nail. For this one the shape of the nail will help defy the look of the frame, I like keeping my nails in a square design, some like the rounded nails, all up to you. After shaping and filing the nail put down your base coat. Next choose two colors (I chose ten, one dark and one pastel) to make the design.
step two: Apply the "framed" color on the nail as a regular application. Make sure the try to keep it clean around the cuticle, apply one to two coats, let the color dry before applying the next color.
step thee: With the "inside frame" color very carefully apply it to the middle of the nail and bring it up. Apply it as close or as far from the cuticle as you want, you can base the thickness or thinness of your frame on the distance from your cuticle, try to keep the distance the same on the sides, let dry.
step four: Take a nail art or even paint brush, dip it in the framed color, and go back over to top of the nail to complete a full framed effect on the nails, and to touch up any mistakes you made around the edges. Let the polish dry before hitting them with a top coat.