One thing that is great about this trend is that it is easy! All that has to be done to achieve border nails is to draw a thin border of contrasting color around the outside of the nail. Of course, nail art polish or a nail art brush is required, but otherwise no special tools are needed.
For my first border nail manicure I used H&M Pink Me Up as the main color and outlined it in black (the nail art polish I used was LA Colors Art Deco in black). I wore it for a couple of days and even tweeted that I wasn’t so sure about the whole border nails thing.
To really know my feelings on this trend I wanted to try it with completely different colors. So for my second border nails manicure I used China Glaze Towel Boy Toy as my main color and outlined the nails in white. I can honestly say I hated that manicure!
The one great thing about this trend is it is an easy way to kind of slap a band-aid on a manicure that has seen better days. My China Glaze Towel Boy Toy manicure had a bit of tip wear bur after I slapped on the white border it looked good as new.
I’m still not totally sold on this trend. But I don’t hate it. I think it has the potential to grow on me. What do y’all think about border nails? Let me know if you give it a try! The one tip I can offer if you do plan to try this trend is the thinner the lines around the nail the better.
Tons more pictures below the jump 🙂