Apologies for the massive lack of posting this weekend, it's been a busy one! To make up for it I thought I'd post a tutorial for a reverse manicure, a la Vena Cava (pictured above) requested by the lovely Michelle of Fvncy. It's simple really!
You will need: Black nail varnish, white (or pale) nail varnish and some round stickers (I've used Bostik sticky dots but just because they were in my room!) that you can find in any stationary shop.
Paint your nails with the black (or any dark colour will do) and make sure they are properly dry before you begin the next steps otherwise it will go horribly wrong... I left mine on for a day, which explains the chips, but an hour or so will do really.
When your base coat has dried properly get a round sticky thing, I used Bostick Sticky Dots but anything round and sticky will do, these ones get a bit melty with the nail varnish... Make sure you take them off when the pale coat is tacky otherwise you'll be stuck with stickers on your nails for a week...
You don't have to be super neat because you can just rip the sticker off and it'll be perfect anyways!
And ta-daaaa, you have a reverse manicure that costs about 74p! I put a matte topcoat on this but you can leave it shiny if you prefer.
If you have a go at it, send me a picture so I can admire your handiwork! Also, if anyone has any requests for tutorials, just drop me an email.