HOW TO: Black & Beige Bow-tie Manicure
By Karen Moran on October 31, 2011
Featured Member Post
Happy Manicure Monday!
Today's weekly manicure tutorial is how to do a bow-tie manicure.
As before, I start with a good base coat and let dry.I used Essie's Brooch the Subject and Essie's Licorice.
Brooch the Subject is the purr-fect nude polish. I wish I would have found it sooner! The first layer was a little difficult to apply though - I found it was somewhat streaky. I was however, able to correct any blemishes on the second layer to make it a totally seamless polish.
For the bow-tie part - just remember...while it's actually a very easy application - be sure to take your time and go slow.
Simply paint a diagonal line starting in the middle of the nail, down, and towards the middle. You'd be surprised how this diagonal action seems to naturally have a straight line. But again - it's best to go slow.
I only did one layer of Essie's Licorice. It has a nice full coverage to it. And because Brooch the Subject is a lighter color - it covered no problem.
NOTE: Let Licorice dry at least 10 minutes before applying any top coat over it. If not - you'll end up starting over (what I had to do) as the black will streak over the lighter color.
I am in LOVE with this manicure. It's been hands-down my favorite manicure since I started this little manicure tutorial journey. It is however a little on the fancier side. As such, it looked a little silly if I was dressed down in shorts and flip flops (yes I'm still wearing those here in Florida) but I can totally see this being a great option for a more formal event or a night out on the town.
Happy Manicure Monday ladies!!
READ How To: Colored French Manicure here.
READ How To: Sparkle Manicure here.
READ How To: Ruffian Manicure here.
READ How To: Turquoise Crackle meets Papaya Punch here.
More Like This
Recent Posts by Karen Moran
Most Popular on BlogHer
Save time, money and space with the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System! AND it keeps food fresh up to 5x longer! Read our bloggers' experiences with the FoodSaver® System and see why you should get one for your home. Plus get a chance to win $100 Visa gift card! Read more
Most Popular on Style
Mary Kay Reviews & Giveaways
Mary Kay® Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco, created stunning looks featured on Project Runway. Visit our bloggers' reviews and recreate the Sculpted Look where the focus is on the lips and the brow and the Bronze Glow where the focus is on the eyes and cheeks. Plus get a chance to win a Mary Kay prize pack!