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Adorned Bare Nails

by Lindsay on October 7, 2013

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  Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

My fifth installment of nail art with Suave® and Q-tips® for their awesome ManiCure Pinterest sweepstakes is all about intricacy. And what better way to show off details than against a bare nail? Twists on bare nails have been spotted on runways and in the glossies and I’m excited to give my own spin on the trend. Along with getting creative with nail art, I’ll also be sharing tips on keeping skin moisturized and nails looking clean and healthy with a precise finish.

Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

Up first, a little detail about the ManiCure Pinterest sweepstakes– make sure to head over to the Suave Beauty Pinterest page and pin one of my featured looks (or any other looks by my fellow influencers) and copy the pin URL to the Suave Beauty Facebook page to enter for the chance to win Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions and Q-tips® Precision Tips cotton swabs or $500 for the ultimate day of beauty and style!

Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

The last couple of days, I’ve been slathering on Suave® Skin Solutions Smoothing Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter & Shea. The tropical scent is delicious and my skin and cuticles look both richer and healthier. After moisturizing, I pushed back my cuticles and prepped nails with a strengthening base coat. Before the base coat, I used a little alcohol on a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to make sure my nail beds were oil-free.

Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

To contrast the simplicity of a bare nail, I painted the tips a dark and inky navy. Black would also work well. When painting the tip, often polish will get on the tips of my fingers. The Q-tips® Precision Tips cotton swabs are perfect to clean up any rogue polish and ensure the line is clean and precise.

Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

Allow this “reverse French” manicure to fully dry. Then, to add more interest, apply a glitter polish to the top third of your nails, overlapping the tip and bare areas. I like to match the glitter to the shade on the tips, but you could also use gold or silver.

Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

Finish with a top coat so that shine is uniform throughout the nails and enjoy this long-lasting manicure!

Adorned Bare Nails // Belle Belle Beauty

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer for Suave® and Q-tips®.  Visit www.facebook.com/SuaveBeauty for the chance to win Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions and Q-tips® Precision Tips cotton swabs or $500 for the ultimate day of beauty and style.

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