Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you a really rad gel mani I had done while I was in NYC for fashion week. This nail art design was by celebrity nail artist Jessica Tong aka @jesthemess who was enthusiastically recommended via mutual friends David Yi and Sena Yoo.
When I was deciding on what I wanted for my nail design, I landed on a very graphic black design over "clear" negative space. I requested that she incorporate hearts because I got the mani on Valentine's Day so she hand-painted and studded this piece as the final artwork, which was SO ME and exactly what I wanted!
One of my favorite parts of the mani is that the heart on each ring finger is balanced on the opposite hand with positive and negative space.
I found this look to match every outfit I wore not only during fashion week but every day since. Thank you so much Jess for being such a talented artist with the steadiest of hands!
If you guys want to recreate this look using polish, you could try a semi-transparent nude or pale pink base like Essie Ballet Slippers and take a small brush to create the designs with ORLY Liquid Vinyl for a flat black. Then use a gold metallic or glitter polish to dot the studded areas like OPI All Sparkly And Gold. Top it off with Seche Vite and you should be golden!
Readers, are you more a fan of nail art or solid polish? Have you ever had professional art done? Share your experience in the comments below!