Photo: Via 10 Blank Canvases
We were lucky enough to take a quick trip to Los Angeles last week (hayyy, West Coast!) and, like any true nail art aficionado would do, we hit up THE Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills. By the time we left the salon, we were feeling more inspired and badass than ever with a decked-out black, gold and pink studded mani. In fact, it was then and there that we decided to ditch the summery floral and neon nail trends and officially transition into darker, gothier looks for fall. (And, um, our current fondness for all-black tips miiiiight also symbolize the impending doom that’s about to come next week. *cough*New York Fashion Week*cough*) So check out some of our favorite studded manis that you can ACTUALLY recreate from home. First up, Jenny from 10 Blank Canvases totally wowed us by making her OWN studs out of polymer clay (wut), which she placed down the center of her nail. We love how she used a matte black polish as the base to add some serious depth. Killer!
Photo: Via Demelza’s World
For a more glam approach, go Demelza’s route with a super slick and shiny black polish accented with gold studs around the edges. This is a totally simple way to punk up your nails in seconds flat!
Photo: Via Very Emily
Want more of a challenge? Try THIS on for size. Emily used nude and black polish to create a mesh pattern and dotted the centers with a gold stud. We LOVE this look, and if you’re talented enough, we think you should totally go for it.
Photo: Via The Nailsaurus
The Nailsaurus killed it once again with a delicate studded mani! She was inspired by a Michael Kors dress and decided to recreate the design on her tips. We definitely are into her “rock chick rebel vibe.”
Photo: Via Get Nailed
If you don’t have access to actual studs, fake it! We love how Kelsey over at Get Nailed painted a simple black triangle design over a teal polish and accented the edges with dots of gold. It still creates that eye-catching effect without the worry of the studs falling off.