Needlepoint nails tutorials from the beauty department

 

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Here’s the pattern I made. You can follow the same one or make up your own. Keep in mind, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Once you lay down a lot of little x’s, it tends to come together. To see the polish colors I used, click the links I’ve added in the steps below.

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  1. Start with a base color. I chose black so that the colors would pop. White would also be a great fit for spring!
  2. Follow the pattern I illustrated above. Start with GOLD x’s.
  3. Next one WHITE x to help the center 「pop」 .
  4. LIGHT PINK for the inner petals.
  5. DARK PINK for the outer petals.
  6. DARK GREEN for the darker leaves.
  7. Next, you’ll carry the dark green petals over to the middle finger.
  8. Add some additional LIGHT/BRIGHT GREEN x’s for the lighter leaves.
  9. Same colors will be used on the pinky.
  10. Add a quick drying topcoat once your x’s have dried!

Miss Taryn Multack , The Great Nail Artist

Taryn’s resume highlights experiences with fashion superstars, such as Oscar de la Renta, W Magazine and Macy’s.
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http://www.missladyfinger.com/

 

Tutorial

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall 』13

When I think of Mulberry, cartoon pears on graphic tees and neapolitan flavored dresses immediately come to mind, so it came as a bit of a surprise to see what Emma Hill had up her sleeve for Fall 』13. Sure, there was the (absolutely necessary) checker-clad poodle who trotted down the runway, but the collection as a whole was was a little more grown-up than the Mulberry brand I like. It was dark and moody, with an injection of muddied pale pink. Check and plaid was literally on just about every garment, but I didn’t hate it. In fact, my favorite look from the show was this sequined shift dress that melted into plaid styled over cropped trousers.

To emulate this look, I used Jacqueline by Zoya, Mercury Miasma by Topshop, and Sitting Pretty by Ginger+Liz.

To get these Ladyfingers:

1. Start with a full ivory nail

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 1

2. Paint the lower half of your nail with metallic blue

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 2

 

3. Using a nail art brush, paint short vertical pale pink lines in the center of the metallic portion of your nail

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 3

 

4. Repeat with horizontal lines

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 4

 

5. Using a dotter tool or tooth pick, make metallic blue dots going upwards on your nail

MANICURE MUSE: Mulberry Fall '13 5

 

6. [OPTIONAL] Using a black nail art pen, draw thin lines along one side of the pink lines to create dimension

7. Top it off with top coat!

 

(Runway photo: style.com, Nail art photos: Taryn Multack for Miss Ladyfinger)