We’re on haitus, but also EXPANDING
Those loyal to City Nails will have noticed a definite slowing in the number of posts.
This is because I cannot have long nails at the moment for work reasons.
I will try to continue posting street style, etc and responding to nail inquiries, however I will not be posting pictures of my own nails until I am able to grow them again.
HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE SOON!
In the meantime please enjoy the first teaser of a new video project between me and some friends, BEST CITY FASHION!
Best City Nails.
Week #17 – My square-tip hell…
Oh hi there, welcome to Best City Nails, your one-stop shop for making the best of your bargain basement nail art products.
My last post featured Liv Fontaine‘s pink square-tips with gold and black, so we have attempted a tribute with Best City Nails stapes; glitter, contrast nail, and – more recently – masking tape.
Awarded a healthy
…the main things I have learnt from these nails is the powder gradient WITHIN a masking tape stripe, executed poorly on the right thumb (my actual right hand, but to the left of your vision) but really quite ok on the left contrast nail.
The glitter is not done justice in this well-lit close-up, but in normal life and particularly in the evening these clumps of glitter are a bit more dazzling, which accounts for a fair portion of the score.
Also very taken with lurid pink and greeny-yellow BUT are these nails a bit 2nd wave Nu Rave? And if so is that OK?
But by far the BIGGEST lesson I have learnt is
Square Tips are a Nightmare…
…for natural nails. Square-tip acrylics are one thing, and one day we might just have to go there.
But square-filed natural nails crack SO easily in comparison to their pointed/almond-shaped rivals. As in, the CORNERS (which you otherwise don’t have) snap off all the time, without you noticing, to leave a diagonal, literally like cutting the corner of a piece of paper. Which is very dispiriting if you wanted a row of ferocious fake-looking angles and have to gradually watch them chip into meaningless neither-here-nor-there shapes.
Also I am told, a lot sharper. Whatever.
We’ll soon be making the transition back.
Nail Street Style #4 – California Dreaming
So it isn’t street style in the strictest sense, but we thought we had to put up our dear friend, artist Liv Fontaine‘s first foray into the world of pro nails.
Liv, who is 22 and from Southhampton, sent this picture in all the way from San Francisco, and we can see why.- these nails are glorious, like fireworks across a pink sky, and certainly fit for a scandalous gutterslut Queen! YOU GOT SOME MONEY FO ME?!
Even though we’re trying to steer clear of the acrylics slippery slope, we’re pretty jealous of these.
Stay tuned for further thoughts on the very current – and I might add pretty controversial – topic of square tips.