DIY: nude nails with neon tips

how to DIY nude nails with fluoro tips

I love this look so much. Obsessed, actually. Nude nails with a lick of fluoro colour on the tips.

This isn’t like a regular french manicure – if we wanted fat tips we could just use the old sticky tape trick. No, this is about a really fine, clean line right along the tip. Chic. Just a flash of neon on an otherwise nude nail.

For the nude base I usually use OPI Samoan Sand. I tend to only do one coat so it looks really natural, but you might need two depending on the condition of your nails. To get the razor sharp line, I put a blob of polish on a notepad and then dip a cotton tip in it. Run the cotton tip slowly and carefully along the edge of the nail. Done. I tried doing it freehand and also using the tip of a bobby pin, but this was by far the best way to get a straight line. Try it and let me know what you think!

The fluoro yellow is Illamasqua – Rare. It is an insanely bright highlighter yellow, but I can’t get a decent photo of it. Fun fact: anything that glows under a black light is impossible to photograph without some major equipment and photoshop skillz. I have neither, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Or come and hang out with me so I can show you in person. Another fun fact: I wore my new fluorescent Sabo Skirt skirt to a party last night and was glowing under the black light. All I needed was the dummy and fluffy leg warmers and I was ready for a rave.

nude nails with fluoro yellow tips

4 Responses to "DIY: nude nails with neon tips"

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  1. kathy

    July 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I went into sportsgirl last week and they are giving away little mini samples of their nail polish! They are the new season colours and they are stunning but you should really give them a go because the polish is of such great quality and they are just amazing! I have been washing dishes and being really rough with my nails and they still haven’t chipped once! Give them a go they are sooo incredible!

    • Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

      July 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Hi praise, Kathy! I generally like Sportsgirl polishes so I’ll definitely stop in and check them out.

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