Love Aesthetics

August 24, 2014


love aesthetics hardware nail piercing 000

love aesthetics hardware nail piercing 0

love aesthetics hardware nail piercing 00

/ nail polish
/ mini screws
/ small wire cutter
/ superglue/nail glue
/ pin

Nail piercings take me right back to 1998, when I would save up my allowance to buy those tiny rings to put through my nails. Though this nineties-inspired nail tutorial involves some more unexpected tools, it’s still simple to complete. You’ll also need to take a trip to your local optician (or find a glasses repair kit) to find miniature screws which will serve as industrial looking, real hardware nail piercings. Though putting holes through your nail does weaken them, it’s a cool thing to have for a few days if you were planning to cut your long nails anyway. (I made this manicure last month for Urban Outfitters, but thought it was cool enough to share here as well)

1.) Paint your nails.

2.) How to get a hole through your nail: Lay your hand on a flat surface with your palm facing up. From the back of your nail carefully “screw” the pin through with a bit of pressure. If you keep turning the pin between your index finger and thumb you’ll get a little hole after a minute or two. Be careful to not just poke it through as it can cause little cracks in your nail.

3.) Shorten the screws by clipping off a millimeter with the wire cutter.

4.) Add a drop of glue and put a screw through the hole in your nail.


21 responses to “SUBTLE NAIL PIERCING”

  1. Joy. says:

    Oh damn ivania! This is so good! Helaas heb ik geen lange nagels anders leek me dit zo cool!

  2. Laura says:

    I loooove your nails with this little piercing


  3. Joana says:

    This is the most ingenious nail piercing I’ve seen so far. My favourite.

    Joana x

  4. Wow, this is perfect. So beautiful.


  5. The Provoker says:

    Can’t believe you’ve been pioneering the ringed nail looks since 1998!! Ivania you’re too cool! <3

  6. Noor says:

    I just love everything you do and come up with, amazing. Love the nails!

  7. Casey says:

    Love this idea,,

  8. Stephanie says:

    This is crazy awesome. When I first saw the photos I thought it was just a tiny jewel. I didn’t realize it was an actual piercing. Really cool.


  9. She says:

    So simple, so lovely.

  10. S. says:

    Such a great and beautiful idea!

    \ Indigo Lights

  11. The Jelis says:

    A bit scary process but it looks fun. I looove white and rose gold together, always looks amazing and summer-y! 🙂

  12. Joy says:

    this is such a wonderful diy!

  13. Love this detail and especially in rose gold! Great DIY…just nervous it might hurt a bit? love this tiny edgy touch and the white nails.

  14. Nienke says:

    Where did you find the tiny screws?

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