Negative Space Manicures for Every Woman

The negative space nail has been getting ready for its debut for over a year now, working its way through Pinterest and Instagram through the accounts of famous beauticians everywhere. Now it's your turn to make this look your own with these creative ideas for every kind of girl (or guy!). 

Quirky Cute

If quirky is the same of your game then these cute negative space nails are right up your alley. With horizontal negative space, this manicure by SoNailicious gives off a 60's mod vibe with its black lines and teal statement. In the center, SoNailicious features a polish you might have noticed at your local drug store. Sally Hansen's latest release is a matte spin off of their 90's glitter pieces, rebranded as "Fuzzy Coat." It's a bit hard core for wearing by itself, but when used as an accent, like in this look, fuzzy coat may just be a polish for more than just coat season. 

Photo by sonailicious.com

Photo by sonailicious.com

Wild Child

Now trending everywhere is the metallic temporary tattoo. You can use these on your skin and your nails. As seizethenail explains, these tattoos are not meant to last long. You apply them the same way as any children's tattoo, with a sponge and some water. Paired together with a bold colors, the metallic accents will truly stand out. This look is great for special occasions like weddings, concerts, or any kind of party. Just don't expect it to make a comeback with this look on the second day. To remove any leftovers of the temporary tattoo from your skin, use a sponge and warm soapy water. 

Photo by serizethenail.com

Photo by serizethenail.com

Cleaver Cutie

A great way to put any nail art set to use, this look uses a skinny brush for perfect application. Just ask Lili of thisisvenice on Instagram! Her account is full of clever nail ideas for any girl with a geometric shape fetish. If you decide to try this yourself, be sure to put some Vaseline on your cuticles to protect them from any accidental smudges. 

Photo by @thisisvenice

Photo by @thisisvenice

Monochromatic Mama

Here's another sweet look by SoNailicious. Although this style of negative space nails is probably more obvious, it also is one of the most versatile. That's right, no fake nails required! To get perfect shapes, try using masking tape, removing them while the polish is still wet. 

Photo by sonailicious.com

Photo by sonailicious.com

Cheater, Cheater

Although mpnails has many creative ideas, this one just might be the lazy girl's favorite. Instead of struggling with perfectly laying out each piece of tape, then polishing to perfection, all you need to do is stick on some nail art stickers! Slap on that top coat and get outta here! 

Photo by @mpnails 

Photo by @mpnails 

Girly Girl

This one's for the girl who wears a lot of Free People denim. In touch with today by featuring cute daisies on bare nail while still maintaining the fads of yesteryear with an accented gold ring finger. Paulina's Passions loves glitter and doesn't care who knows it! If you love this look, hack the nail tool trick by making your own with just a pencil and pin needle (stick the needle in the eraser and voila)!

Photo by polinaspassions.com

Photo by polinaspassions.com

Super Simplista

This one's great for the girl on the go. It literally requires one dot. No more half an hour or doing nothing so your nails don't smudge. 

Cat Lady

Maybe kitty cat nails aren't just for Halloween? At least that's what it feels like here in Asia where I've seen the "cute nails" trend wherever pretty ladies happen to be gossiping. You're going to need a very steady hand to complete this look on your opposite hand, but it's simply too cute resist, right?

Photo by Lulus.com

Photo by Lulus.com

Fashionista

According to BeautyEditor.ca, fashion editors everywhere are rocking this mani in their favorite shade of mint. The particular shade of mint featured below (OPI, That's Hula-rious!) is actually making its big debut right now for OPI's spring collection 2015. 

Photo by Michelle Villett at beautyeditor.ca

Photo by Michelle Villett at beautyeditor.ca


Which of these manicures is your favorite? Leave a comment below to let me know!