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Anniversary Nails

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Hi everyone! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on the 26th of April. This year we were together for 15 years of which we have been married for 8. We specifically got married on our dating anniversary…just to make things easier for my husband to remember 😉 The nails I decided to wear for my anniversary were inspired by a post on Pish.Posh.Polish. You can see her manicure here. I have shied away from doing negative space manis for a very long time. I just couldn’t decide if I liked them or not. I really liked the one Karen did and since my nails aren’t badly stained at the moment I decided it was the best time to take the plunge and jump out of my comfort zone. Let me show you what I came up with:

China Glaze Just Be-Claws and negative space PUEEN stamping

I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat to protect my natural nails. On my index and pinkie nails I painted 2 coats of China Glaze Just Be-Claws and added a 2 mm round black stud from Born Pretty Store near the cuticle. On my middle and ring nails I stamped the bottom image on PUEEN 32 with essence black stampy polish. I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite. Voila! This was a really fast and simple mani to do. I just LOVE Just Be-Claws and I could stamp really quicky because base coat requires basically no drying time. I wasn’t sure I was going to like this, but I really do. This lacey image made it feel very sexy. Almost like lingerie for the nails…just a sneak peak of what is underneath. Had I used another image, I might not have drawn the same conclusion, but at least I know I’m not completely averse to negative space nail art.

So I showed my husband my mani and the conversation went something like this:

Me: Look! Do you like it? It’s negative space nail art!

Him: *looks confused*

Me: Yes, the stamped nails, they’re called that because there is no polish underneath the stamp and you can still see my actual nail. So, negative space.

Him: Negative space? It looks like pandas.

LOL! Well, it kind of does. Now I keep seeing pandas when I look at these! My husband had to step out to work for a few hours on our anniversary, but he came home with this:

Pink Anniversary Roses and Van Loveren Wine

Day.Made. We had a relaxing day together with the family and it was lovely.

What do you think of this mani? Do you like negative space nail art? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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