Try This At Home- Negative Space Nails

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Today I have something simple and fun to share with you! I received this Formula X nail polish in my last Ipsy bag (I’m so obsessed with Ipsy. So. Obsessed.) and I’ve been searching for the perfect way to wear it ever since! It’s a wonderful coral pink shade, perfect for summer! I decided to use it to create an interesting negative space nail design. I’ve been seeing lots of great negative space nails lately, and I think it’s such a cool and laid-back way to wear nail polish for summer. It’s very easy to do, and super easy to customize to your personal style. Here’s how!

You’ll Need:

  • Nail polish of your choice
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Any top coat

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I cut my tape into a wave shape and applied it to the top half of my nails, then simply painted over it and removed it, leaving my nails half coral and half bare for my take on the negative space nail trends I’ve been seeing all over lately! I think that this is such a unique way to show your personality, and if you mess up a little, no one will know it wasn’t on purpose! You can cut your tape into any shape you would like in order to put your own spin on this look! I’ve seen some very cool geometric ways of rocking this nail trend.

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As for the Formula X nail polish itself, I was extremely impressed! It dries very quickly, and it only took me one coat to reach this level of pigmentation. It’s also a perfect color for summer! I’m very happy with this product and with how my nails turned out!

What do you think? Have you tried negative space nails? What’s your favorite summer trend? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Love Kiki

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DIY Easy Flower Crown

On Pinterest and on others’ blogs lately, I’ve been seeing so many pictures of Coachella and boho-inspired outfits. So in the spirit of my festival season, (my favorite time of year!) I’ve decided to share with you all how to make your very own flower crown! And the best part? This cost me less than $3 to make!

What You’ll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Elastic
  • Faux flowerscrown1

I got these fake flowers at Wal-Mart for $2.97 total! This is a very budget friendly craft, and so cute! You can use any kind of fake flowers you like. I chose larger ones, but if you’d like a more subtle statement there’s so many varieties available! Check out your local craft stores for more options too! You can find elastic there as well if you don’t have any lying around like I did 🙂crown2

Let’s Get Started!

Remove the flowers from the stems Mine pulled off fairly easily, but some may be more difficult and require scissors. I chose to also remove and use the leaves that came on the stems for a little variety.

Take the elastic and tie it around your head. Don’t tie it too tightly, leave a little wiggle room! You don’t want to cut off circulation haha. But also make sure that it’s not too loose so it’ll easily stay on your head.
crown3Lay out the flowers how you like them around the band before attaching them so you’ll have an idea to work from. Don’t be afraid to change it up as you go though! I put my largest and brightest one in the middle, then alternated the leaves and carnations going around the sides.
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Now for the sewing! Thread your needle and slide it through the little thin plastic tubes where the flower or leaf attached to the stem. Putting it through this part is easier than trying to force it through the thicker middles of the flowers, and it looks the same once they’re attached.crown5 Continue around, attaching as many flowers or leaves as you’d like! I chose to only cover it halfway, but if you are using smaller flowers you may want to circle the whole thing. You can also space them further apart, and do lots of different patterns! Don’t be afraid to get creative!crown6The finished product!
crown7What do you think? Any cheap and easy projects catching your eye lately? Do you like flower crowns for festival season? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for an outfit featuring this project-coming soon! 😉

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Try This At Home- Gold and White Triangle Nail Art!

Happy Friday, everyone! In honor of my favorite day of the week, here’s a fun and super easy nail art project to try this weekend! All you’ll need are two different colors of nail polish and some Scotch tape. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Go For Gold and Kiss Nail Art Paint series in White, but any two colors will work! You can find the ones I used here and here. I love the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes because they’re crazy pigmented, and they really do dry very quickly! They’re definitely worth testing out.

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Step 1: Paint your nails with a base coat. I chose gold for my base coat, and I did two layers of it on each nail. Allow your chosen base coat to completely dry before moving on to the next step!nails2

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Step 2: Once your base coat has dried, take two pieces of the Scotch tape. (Masking or painter’s tape works just as well!) Use it to create a triangle shape starting at the base of your nail and tapering toward the edge. Make sure to stick the tape down firmly!nails7

Step 3: Fill the triangle in with your other color that you’ve chosen. I had to put a couple coats on, but that may have just because I was using white 🙂

Step 4: Repeat on the other hand! And that’s it! Super simple, and super cute! You may want to finish it off with a top coat to make it last longer, but I didn’t bother haha.nails8 nails9The finished product! What do you think? Any simple nail art you like to do? Let me know in the comments! Happy Friday!

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