Today I wanted to play around with the concept of negative space nail art. Negative space nail art has been a trend for a little while but I’ve yet to try it so I have decided that today is the day.

The concept of negative space comes from the larger world of art where the composition of a piece of art is defined by its positive and negative space. Negative space is the space surrounding the image that helps form the overall composition.

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Negative Space in Art
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Negative Space in Art
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When it comes to negative space nail art, essentially the term “negative space”, is just like that in the broader art world – the space on your nail surrounding the design, helping form the overall composition.

To create my negative space nail art, I decided to use my first polishes from Julep that I received just a few days ago.  This would be the perfect opportunity to play with my new greens: Payton, Valerie and Courtney.

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Julep polish, Payton, Valerie and Courtney

 

To create this look, I decided I wanted to try something different on every nail to see what I liked best. I started with a base coat and a very neutral Revlon color “Sheer Innocence” to give the nail a bit of shine. I then played with my greens on each finger. When I completed the design, I decided to add a few gold micro beads to pull together all five nails.

 

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Negative Space Nail Art

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Negative Space Nail Art

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Negative Space Nail Art

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I hope you enjoyed this look.

Until next time!

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