Love Aesthetics

September 2, 2013

50/50 Nails

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Thought I’d give the two toned, half arsed half and half, or how I like to call them; 50/50 nails a try. I love how it still gives a bit of an idea that the tips of your nails are painted (which I usually find too girly), but in a more simplified, radical and less ‘pretty’ way. I used my favorite (non-)colors; light grey and white and instead of a glossy topcoat, I chose for matte.

// Start off with the lightest color as a base, in this case white, and paint your entire nail with it.
// Let it dry completely, to be sure give it an extra 10 minutes, else the tape will rip off your fresh polish.
// Cover one nail at the time with scotch tape, paint it and peel off the tape right away to get a straight line.
// Finally add a layer of topcoat.

51 responses to “50/50 Nails”

  1. Miss Kutsu says:

    I like it, it’s simple and pretty! I will try it but with colors!

  2. Mothi says:

    I love it.

    xo’ M

  3. Sarah Potts says:

    So cute! The colours together remind me of these vintage hush puppies:
    mmm yummy! X

  4. Going to try it, one of these days, thank you darling <3.


  5. Anna77MICH says:

    It is cool!
    Kisses from Germany- Anna

  6. So cool, love it

    XX Luba

    Featuring maxi dress look, today on

  7. Bukola says:

    Definitely going to give this a try!

  8. Lola says:

    I likes!! I did it without the tape and it turned out looking very wonky xx

  9. Elodie Luis says:

    I really need to buy a grey nail polish !<3

  10. Loving this. And the colours match your hair and your style!

  11. Mia says:

    You always come up with the best ideas! Definitely going to try this out

  12. Rhea says:

    Beautiful post! I am in love with your blog!

  13. Zoe P says:

    Gorgeous nails. I wish I could do it, but my hands shake every time I try to do anything intricate!


  14. Shulamit E says:

    the grey and white is very fresh. great post

  15. Vanny says:

    Great, great, great!
    You inspire me everytime I look at your wonderful blog!
    Thanks ♥

    Greetings from germany ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love, Vanny ♥
    Leere Zeilen

  16. I want them, they are great!

  17. Melissa V says:

    amazing, going to try this! x

  18. Cinja says:

    whoa, i love this! if only my nails were long enough…

    Cinja’s Blog

  19. Vincent says:

    This is beautiful! Haha, it’s amazing how it looks from the distance. A little bit strange but in a good way. You’re right, the normal french manicure is too girly!

  20. Love it. I actually like the soft, muted colours. I’m not sure I could pull off (read: too old) to have big bold bright colours!

  21. choineczka says:

    perfect nails and hair color!

  22. Wat een goed idee weer!
    Jou nail tutorials zijn heerlijk, omdat ze super origineel maar toch lekker haalbaar zijn. Lijkt me ook heel leuk met zwart en wit…


  23. Jou = jouw, natuurlijk ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. TeuntjeVDW says:

    Simple yet stunning! xx.

  25. Mani says:

    I love how simple but cute this idea is! That shade of grey matches your hair so well.

  26. Zsรบ says:

    this looks great, I’ll have to try it myself. ๐Ÿ™‚


  27. Fanny says:

    Don’t know if I like most the fact that they are 50/50 or if this is the grey tips are mixing up with your grey hair. A bit Pantone inspired right ?


  28. STYLONYM says:

    Love this – the combo of white and grey is amazing!

    X Stylonym

  29. wow nice one. looking great accidentally i found your blog Love to stop here. nice saying and nice pics and nice work keep it up happy blogging. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚love is everything

  30. Love these nails and your hair colour.

  31. Sef Quemado says:

    You probably have no idea how truly inspirational you are!

  32. Marifer says:

    I love your hair color so much!!! I will definitely try the colors grey and white for my nails!

  33. Tia Bangura says:

    very nice! i tried 50/50 nails, but i did it vertically with black and gray, also with matte top coat.

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  35. Ruth Swanson says:

    Hey I saw you recommended a bag of silver mini nail studs. I want to see what you do with them. I just bought a bag of gold ones and some gold strips and am obsessing over what to do with them. So far I figured out that if you buy one of those at home gel manicure kits (you know with the uv nail polish that lasts for weeks) you can stick stuff like gold flecks and things in the top coat and its like resinned in and will last for evs. I found if properly removed that stuff will actually really strengthen and protect your nails and thicken em up even after removed. I have long natural nails now because of it. That paired with some nail jewelry for a night out is crazy good and glam paired with a simple black or white to the floor turtleneck. I wish you lived in LA I would totally make you my friend, we have a really similar design aesthetic. LOVE what you’re doing, you’re going to be really famous.

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