Black nails! A ultra-modern and versatile color!
Aug. 11, 2020
The holiday season is upon us and you are probably toying between which neutral tone of nude or brightly coloured polish for this week's manicure, right?; well, have you considering black? Usually only dusted off for Halloween or to welcome in those chilly winter months, black nails are an ultra-modern and versatile colour choice that screams sophistication.
Nothing makes as big a statement as an all-black, freshly polished manicure, chic enough for after-work cocktails but also professional enough for that 3 o’clock meeting, a black manicure or accents of black nail art (if you aren’t yet brave enough go whole-hog) is the height of chic with a tasteful edge. Not quite a neutral colour but certainly not a dramatic bright, black sits somewhere in the middle of the two, holding its own ground, demanding attention and oozing style.
Hues of vampy moody colours on nails certainly aren’t groundbreaking but can still be an intimidating choice when browsing the colour wheel. Breaking with your normal traditions and trying a new colour doesn’t have to be a major commitment; combining black with negative space, experimenting with nail art or even opting for shorter styles can be a subtler alternative. On the other hand, you might already be all too familiar with an all-black manicure, in that case, you will already who just how fierce the colour is and how cool of a signature look it can be.
From timeless classics and fresh takes on old favourites below are just some of the fun and inventive ways you can try this classic colour for yourself.
High gloss gives high impact from this pure black sleek manicure, set on the eye-catching coffin shape. No gimmicks, no extras if you are after the perfect black manicure this one could be the one for you.
Not feeling brave enough for a solid black colour just yet? Opt for a simple gloss manicure with a minimalist trace line, ultra-current but as simple as it comes.
You can’t go wrong with a classic and these perfectly stripped, graphic black and white design on an effortless almond shape prove that less really is more.
Alternating a solid tone on one nail with a marble design on the next, as well as aesthetically pleasing this technique can elevate any finished manicure.
Negative spaces are having a moment. Incorporate an angular black tip onto yours for one of the most lust-worthy nails trends at the moment.
Can't decide if you want matte, gloss, shimmer or nail art? Why not do it all?
Reminiscence of a swirling oil spill this diffused black trickle of colour on these otherwise naked nails is not too overwhelming but remains striking.
Can't get through the week without your colour fix? Start off with a solid black base and layer on bursts of colour. The longer the nail, the bigger the space to play, so why not try an eccentric ombre flame design like these?
Ultra-current cow print on alternative nails with a high gloss finish is a major yes! The short round cut means the nails aren’t too overpowering but are as playful as they are impressive.
If you are not ready to dive headfirst into the black nail trend, try this minimalist take; this monochrome offering softens the dark look by experimenting with floral line drawings and alternating the nail colour.
Coffin shaped, matte and long, to add an extra touch of excellence, experiment with transparent patterned nails.
Chic and modern, these round opaques with a thin black tip prove you don’t have to rely on a solid colour or long length to make a statement.
If your a big fan of accent nails, why not finish off your spectacular manicure with a coat of shimmer for that added bit of sparkle.
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
Do It All Toner 🍃🍃
I have been loving the brand Truly lately ✨ I recently purchased this: 🍃TRULY - CBD Jelly Toning Solution 🍃 And it’s by far one of my favorite toners. Ingredients: 💚100MG CBD 💚Glycolic Acid 💚Tea Tree Oil 💚Organic Aloe 💚Rose Petal Extract This brand is also: 💚Vegan 💚Cruelty Free 💚Clean I use this every other night and it as tremendously helped my skin barrier and acne. I was really concerned about the glycolic acid irritating or drying my skin but it didn’t at all 🤩 I highly recommend this to combo and oily , acne prone skin. This will be a toner I keep in my night routine. I got it from Ulta (of course) for $24 (I paid $15 after coupons) Do you use CBD products? 🍃
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
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