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Negative Space Nail Art

Intricate negative space manicures are in this holiday season. Inspiration for the designs can be found in fashionable cutouts and sheer panels from skin-baring ensembles right off the runway.

From Nail It! Magazine’s interview with nail artist, Naomi Yasuda, to Teen Vogue’s nail art tutorial by nail guru, Madeline Poole, it’s clear that the look is here to stay. But blending bare nails with colorful designs requires a little bit more patience than your typical nail art.

To kick off my adventure into a season of negative space manicures, I started with something simple. To quote Eden Univer, “You’re four lines away from too-cool nail art.”

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What do you think of this look? Show me your negative space mani by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig!

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6 Easy Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Happy Halloween! Are you dressing up for a Monster Mash?

If you’re in need of a holiday themed manicure to rock this All Hallow’s Eve, try these on for size.

1. This cute vampire manicure will make your wounds ooze and flesh crawl.

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2. This werewolf manicure will keep you howling at the moon.

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Bonus progression video of the werewolf manicure. Find more on my Vine.

3.  Stand out in the pumpkin patch with this themed manicure.

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4. If you’re going to walk down the yellow brick road in a Dorothy costume this Halloween, match it with this manicure.

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Bonus video of the making of the Dorothy manicure.

5. This is a manicure even the Pumpkin King will notice. Any “Nightmare Before Christmas” fans out there?

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6. Bats and pumpkins galore in this easy to do manicure.

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What do you think of these looks? Show me your Halloween nail art by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig!

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Disney Side Contest on Vine: Dia de los Muertos Nails

Disney Parks launched its official Vine account on October 1 and announced a month-long contest on the bite-size video sharing social media platform. The challenge: show your Disney side.

In an attempt to get Mickey Mouse approved and win a prize, I submitted an entry.

Here is my video:

Currently, the Disneyland Resort is decked out in a Halloween theme. If you’ve visited the Magic Kingdom in the last couple of years during this season, you might of come across a Dia de los Muertos exhibit near New Orleans Square.

Check out this photo I took of it at the park last year and posted on Instagram:

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I’m itching to go back to the park ASAP. In the meantime, my manicure will have to fill the void. . . Can you find the hidden Mickey’s?

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A Disney version of a Dia de los Muertos inspired manicure for the Disney Side Contest on Vine.

Will you be submitting an entry to the Disney Side Contest? 

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Pink Nails for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s time to go pink.

October is breast cancer awareness month and what easier way to show your support than with some nail art? Even Beyoncé is joining the cause.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Carter took to Instagram to raise awareness for breast cancer and show her philanthropic side by painting her nails pink. Queen B is supporting Nails Inc and its effort to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care campaign, UK’s largest breast cancer charity, by using the brand’s signature “Pinkie Pink” polish.

In commemoration with the cause, I executed my own pink nails.

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A soft pink gradient with a glittery pink ribbon accent for breast cancer awareness month. Instagram: @nailartbysig

Check out a video I made on Vine showing how I created the look. You may notice my failed attempt to bust out Vine magic. It’s a working progress.

Will you go pink for breast cancer awareness month? Let me know by tagging @nailartbysig on Instagram!

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NYFW Inspired Manicure Tutorial: Halo Nails

New York Fashion Week was nail art heaven!

From textured nails to sleek designed nail art and the occasional three-dimensional pieces on fingertips, manicures held their own on the runway.

A halo nail design showcased by Ruffian, particularly caught my interest and I recreated it.

Find out how to get the cat walk look.

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The platinum halo stands out behind a matte finish.

What you will need: Base coat, silver polish, top coat, black polish and matte top coat.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of silver polish on all the nails. Once dry, apply top coat.

2. Use black polish to paint an upside down U and fill it in to form the platinum halo on the top. Apply a matte coat on the black polish when it is dry.

Check out this six-second tutorial to see how this fabulous manicure went from runway to everyday.

What do you think of the halo manicure? If you try the design, let me know by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig! 

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