Once upon a time, you would’ve been correct in assuming that leopard print nails where the exclusive domain of the type of woman that eats Cheetos* straight out of a jumbo sized bag—and slowly licks her orange stained fingers like she’s performing fellatio on her lover/s. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, (that might be a lie**) it’s more of a time / place conundrum. My point is, not that long ago nail art used to be the mark of a bogan. A dead set Cheeto-gobbling-bogan. How times change!
THE POINT IS, NOT THAT LONG AGO NAIL ART USED TO BE THE MARK OF A BOGAN.
Now, strangely, nail art is the new balayage. Everyone’s doing it! Now, the French manicure is another story altogether; what was once the hallmark of classic understated elegance, is the go-to nail choice for your everyday wannabe porn star.(And let’s face it, there’s a lot of them out there!) Trying to figure out what you should wear for your debut internet sex tape launch? Just some too-long acrylics and a square white tip that never ends. What do you think toots? Love it or loathe it?MC
*I only used Cheetos because they create some superb mental imagery. Don’t hate, I love Cheetos too!
** That’s totally a lie.
[the food]How to: [/the food]
- Choose a base colour that is lighter than the colour of the dots you’d like to paint on
- After you’ve painted on your base colour, use a small paintbrush to create small random dots all over the nail
- Taking your black nail polish, carefully outline each dot with either a ‘C’ shape or brackets ()
- Once dry, use a top coat to create a ‘finished’ appearance. This will help with any uneven textures too!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS,
Art direction, styling and photography by MsCritique