Love Aesthetics

September 23, 2011

Subtle Noir French Manicure & Chain Ring

A subtle version of a french manicure in black. Instead of the usual nude and white, I used black nailpolish from Rimmel and a matte topcoat from Essie. A delicate silver chain necklace is wrapped around my finger and is worn as a ring.

65 responses to “Subtle Noir French Manicure & Chain Ring”

  1. Sugarfree says:

    I’ve never tried it yet, but it looks nice..

  2. punchiit says:

    mat nails looks so great!

  3. meagan says:

    absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Elli says:

    That’s a great idea! I never could have thought of that. Very different and very pretty 🙂

  5. J. says:

    You have such beautiful hands, I’ll try this out!

  6. This is really pretty :). Love how “delicate” it looks.


  7. I’ve been seeing that nail art around bloggersphere, and you perfected it! Will have to try it out sometime.

    ♥, Jamie

  8. Tori says:

    I love this! So clever! X

  9. It looks great! So simple but with an edge! Got to try it myself.

    Closet Full Of Style

  10. TeuntjeVDW says:

    This is perfect! xx.

  11. Marie My says:

    Nice, nice, nice! I’m loving it. I’m usually not a fan og the french manicure, but it’s so much more sophisticated and gorgeous in matte and shiny black!

    love, Marie from

  12. Michele says:

    Dit had ik laatst ook!! Tis best makkelijk he! X

  13. Anonymous says:

    oh yeah, i saw that on other blogs before. cool idea!

  14. Erin Z says:

    Those nails are amazing! I HAVE to try it out one day!

  15. I love this nail look – it’s everywhere at the mo! XX

  16. Nádia says:

    Wow, that’s just an awesome idea! Sooo fresh!

  17. ediot says:

    nice trick to use the necklace as a ring.
    i like it

  18. heel erg mooi én stoer – én draagbaar, want niet te artistiek voor mij ofzo

  19. ELIN says:

    oh, nice to receive a comment from you, you’re one of my favouritebloggers, adore your style! Xx

  20. UNIQ says:

    i´ve tryed that one also, but dont have so long nails thats why it didnt look so good as urs.
    Like ur HAir. i supppose u read and hear that very often.

  21. You are so innovated!! I love how you used the chain as a ring! I love it.


  22. balkis says:

    Your DIYs are always so great. Very creative with the nails and the ring!!!!


  23. ROCKnFASHION says:

    Your blog is great I’m am following 🙂
    I hope you can look and follow mine too 🙂

  24. Helene says:

    Those nails look amazing!!


  25. Love the idea of a chain ring, awesome mani too!

  26. LeNerd † says:

    oh god, we all should try this!
    adoring the effect!
    you’re a magician!

    😉 thanks 4 the feedback sexy!

  27. Eline says:

    geweldig gedaan!
    Ik heb dezelfde lakjes, dus ga het morgen gelijk doen.

  28. Manon says:

    Super leuk. Ik heb het pas ook geprobeerd, maar mij lukt het niet 😛

  29. FASHION ICE says:

    sweet nails! very creative!

  30. ARTina says:

    This is soooo SHARP! I’ve recently fallen in love with doing my own nails again…I’ll have to try this some time!

  31. Berrie says:

    wauw i love the nail art <3
    it’s very beautiful!
    you’re blog is very nice!
    shell we follow each other?
    i follow you!

  32. A La Mode says:

    YESSS! This looks so good, I will have to try it out for sure. xx

  33. Bani says:

    I don’t normally like matte nailpolish that much but this is gorgeous!

    Especially with your ring, it looks like it is something from Vogue and you could wear it to a formal soiree~

    I am in love with this nail design

  34. ...alkai... says:

    Looks awsome and so subtle I love it!



  35. so good! must have the topcoat from essie to try it on my own 🙂

  36. mc says:

    the nails are stunning but in a subtle way, also probably the classiest version of black nails ive ever seen!

  37. Teresa says:

    Wow this is amazing, I really want to try it out! Also love your necklace/ring

  38. Teresa says:

    Wow this is amazing, I really want to try it out! Also love your necklace/ring

  39. Teresa says:

    Wow this is amazing, I really want to try it out! Also love your necklace/ring

  40. lucille says:

    Cool ideas! It looks amazing, I have to try this.

  41. Sophia says:

    Wonderful! You always give such wonderful, unique twists to simple ideas. <3

  42. Linda says:

    Supermooi! De ring vind ik heel tof en die doffe zwarte nagellak.. Wannahave!

  43. Lorena says:

    Ivania this is a great look !
    Loved it, I will be linking to you post…. as I will do a “inspired by look” –

  44. Nomadic D. says:

    Love it! I have a Rimmel matte topcoat that I’m addicted to also, the possibilities of play are endless! This looks great, and I love the little chain as a ring. Doesn’t it fall off though? Seriously?

  45. Hippie Fruit says:

    THe nails… the RING a ling ding !! Super cool

  46. Gooodness, those rings are stunning. Where are they from? And that matte manicure is absolutely fab. You have no idea how much your blog inspires me– much loveX

  47. Nanna J. says:

    Very nice! i love how its opposite of a french manicure 😉 Do you do them yourself? 🙂


  48. Kirsten says:

    Love this manicure, so subtle but perfect.

  49. You are so innovative.I love the way you have used this chain as a ring.

  50. Laura says:

    Can you do a DIY how-to for this manicure? Amazzzzeeee

  51. Flawless. Grace would wear that ring 🙂


  52. Zweiteiler says:

    I´ve tried it and love it! thanks for the idea!


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