Studded Negative Space Manicure

I wanted to do something a little different, something outside my comfort zone. Since, negative space manicure are very popular right now, I decided to give it a try. On many of my fingers the design is based on the arrangement of the studs so the steps were done in a slightly unusual manner.

Base and top coat
French base (optional)
1-2 shades of polish
stripping brush

I started of with Butter London's 'Nail Foundation'.  I don't typically use a french manicure base, but since I finally have some I decided to go ahead and use it.

I placed studs on my thumb, mid, and pinky.  These studs are item #7277 from  As you can see I used a variety of gold studs and arranged them differently on each nail.

Using China Glaze 'Community' and a thin stripping brush I outlined the studs leaving a gap to create my negative space.

I then used Butter London 'All Hail the Queen,' one of my new favorites polishes, to fill in the positive space.

I also added some studs to my pointer and ring finger, these studs are item #12411 also from

I touched up my border lines between my negative and positive space (the dark brown line).  I then performed some clean up, and added a top coat to seal in the design and help contain the studs.

I really like the gold studs I used in this manicure. If you purchase from bornprettystore.comuse coupon code: CREATEX31 for 10% off your next purchase.  I enjoyed this nail art design much more than I though I would.  I hope you enjoyed this manicure too.  Thanks for stopping by, see you next time. 

Your Fellow Plebe,