Crazy. Three months ago I was a proud nail art virgin (#eww #tacky #hood), now I’m Minx’ing like a motha. Do you love my new mani? I got it at Polish Bar of Brooklyn…it’s Minx’s new “Barcode Maze” strips. When I first saw the decals in the packaging, I thought it was a Kinte cloth print, hahahaaa. But for real, it kinda looks like that, right? Whatever the hell design it is, it’s cute — and nothing says “cool girl” this summer like a loud, gauche-in-a-fun-way, super-creative mani.
Obvi, everyone’s broke so the salon option might not always be realistic. Nail brands know this, and a slew of sexy little DIY nail art kits are cropping up, like, everywhere. Voila, my favorite drugstore and high-end moments for your pleasure, darling:
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips ($5 each) are adorable, guys. They come in every print imaginable — leopard, tie dye, fishnet, floral-ness — and they can last up to 10 days if you’re not working on an oil rig or something. You just slap the little sticker on your nail bed and then peel ’em off when you’re over it. Fun!
I think this one is my favorite, being a writer and all. The New Black ‘Typography Collection – Weekly Journal’ Nail Polish Set ($16) comes with a nude nail polish, glossy topcoat, transfer solution and 10 printed newspaper sheets. Here’s how it works: you paint nails with two coats of nude polish, then cut a piece of the newspaper print close to the shape/size of your nail. Brush on the transfer solution, and while it’s wet, press the print facedown. Apply the transfer solution again and hold firmly for 30 seconds. Finish with a topcoat and voila! A gorgeous, type-set nail. I’m sooo into this look.
Fierce nails for everyone! Have a flawless weekend, muchachitas. Love ya, mean it.