Love Aesthetics

August 2, 2012

Outlined Nails




Ring: part of this set

After seeing countless versions of outlined nails all over pinterest and trying to replicate them by outlining my nails with markers and nail art sets to no avail, I found out that I made it unnecessarily hard. By doing it the other way around and applying the color of the outline first as a base and on top of that the color of the ‘inside’ of the nail, the result turned out much better, I finished it off with a layer of matte topcoat. And though I really like how it turned out, plain white nails are still my favorite mani.

81 responses to “Outlined Nails”

  1. Awesome color. My new must-have.

    Bisous, bisous
    Little Anaelle

  2. Irena Mulec says:

    I’ve never commented but I read your blog from the beginning and you’re a genius!

    love love love your style, bravo!

  3. Marina says:

    Look awesome! I will try this!


  4. Melmo says:

    very cool and such a great idea to make it the other way around.

  5. It looks quite tricky but the finished result is gorgeous! x

    Kate {Modette}

  6. Fashiable says:

    Wat een idee heb je toch weer! Zag trouwens ‘t artikel over Nelly en jouw item..natuurlijk een grote eer, maar ze hadden opzich wel jouw toestemming nodig. X

  7. Wiórek says:

    It looks so different. I love it. 🙂

  8. d.h.e.r. says:

    it looks stunning.

  9. Isabel says:

    Looks soooo great!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Ivania yet again u cease to amaze!I too choose white over any other mani but I’m wondering what brand you use as mine chip after a day or so.please share your process.

  11. Hi anonymous: I use a very cheap nail polish (Hema) but cover it with a great matt finish topcoat from Rimmel, hope this helped!

  12. Jasmin says:

    I love all your different ideas for nails

  13. Ha, this instantly made me put on some matte top coat!

  14. Such a good combination! It makes me think about the white lines of basic grey sweatshirts.


    Julia from

  15. Alice Barton says:

    plain white and the border ones are both great¡¡ xx

  16. Laura says:

    Oh wow I love this and how it looks! Amazing, and so easy! xxx

  17. kitiketia says:

    very interesting thanks for idea:)

  18. dnalbnire says:

    Looks amazing! Definitely will be giving this a go 🙂 xx

  19. You never fail to inspire me Ivania:)

  20. Lisa says:

    Super gaaf! Ga ik zeker een keer proberen 🙂

  21. Lúcia says:

    wow love it so original!

  22. Sofia says:

    just beautiful and clear and clean!

  23. kat says:

    It looks easier your way, must try it! Thanx for ideas!

  24. Looks kind of weird but love the colors you chose, they’re so elegant!!

  25. couturing says:

    I think this is a cool idea. I think I might try this with a transparent polish or a pastel and silver nail foils. Your blog is the best for inspiration!

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  26. Style Porn says:

    Damn! I was convinced there was something wrong with me because I could never master the outline look. I’ll have to try it this way!

  27. Looove this outline version, and what’s great, the outline won’t chip off quickly. 😀
    nice 🙂

  28. Svetlana says:

    Очень красиво и аккуратно!


  29. Alexandra says:

    So easy and Chic idea….
    Just tried it and it looks FANTASTIC…!

  30. Mira says:

    Cool idea. It looks awesome!


  31. Lara Maria says:

    Wow great nail design as always!

  32. Camilla says:

    this is really cute

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  33. Duck says:

    God you’re ridiculously chic.

  34. Nathan Niche says:

    Damn this is so cool, you’re a genius! I always like reading your blog Ivania and about your life, would you like to follow me back? I switched my blog to a different domain name so if you did follow me I’d sadly have lost you on bloglovin’-

    xx nathan.niche

  35. Cecilia says:

    That’s an awesome idea! Very cool


  36. Sharlxo says:

    i think i prefer the plain white nails too! xxx

  37. kick-ass colour combination with creative awesomeness!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  38. alicebea says:

    omg i havn’t seen this before! looks amazing!!!

  39. Sharon says:

    Looks very cool!


  40. celeste says:

    what white nail polish do yo use?
    I have been a long time looking for one and I havent found it yet

  41. Katie Frank says:

    wow those nails look stunning! i have to try it.

  42. WOLFCUB says:

    I think you might just be my favourite x

  43. Cool nail idea. Looks great.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

  44. Abril says:

    Niiiice nails [:

  45. Anna says:

    such a good idea!

    Im a new follower!


  46. Tiffany says:

    this looks amazing!! I must try it sometime. I love all-white nails the most too..
    I just found your blog – I really love it so far! you have such a cool and unique style

  47. Mat says:

    i was asking my gf if she’d ever tried this the other day and now i see it, will have to show her

  48. looooove your nails!! :))
    And your one of my favorites blogs, ’cause your style is not like everybody else, you one of a kind.

    //Love Hâu

    Hope you will check out my blog, it would mean so much too me.

  49. looooove your nails!! :))
    And your one of my favorites blogs, ’cause your style is not like everybody else, you one of a kind.

    //Love Hâu

    Hope you will check out my blog, it would mean so much too me.

  50. great idea, i love the mutted grey tone in combination with white.

    minimalism meets grunge

  51. Raji says:

    I love these nails, the colours work so well
    Following your pinterest now!

  52. Marina says:

    Chic! Like it!


  53. Arevya says:

    Wow, beautiful!

  54. Olivia says:

    Cette manucure graphique est superbe!!
    J’adore !

    Olivia ( )

  55. Superleuk de combinatie van twee kleuren!
    Ik had onlang witte nagellak gezien op Atlantic Pacific blog en ik had nooit verwacht dat het er zo leuk zou uitzien. Ik ben nu zelf opzoek naar witte nagellak maar ze vallen vaak te doorschijnend uit.
    Heel toffe blog!x


  56. steph says:

    Love this! And now I’ve pinned it.. 😉

  57. Henni says:

    Great idea. Have to try it.

  58. T R A C Y says:

    You always have the Best Nails, Ivana. Tray’s DADA salutes you!!

  59. Sabine Voest says:

    Nicely done! But my full attention still went to your ring. Love it!

  60. Sin12012 says:

    OMG ! This DIY is amazing !

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana

  61. SimonaAlterego says:

    amazing idea!!!<3

  62. Absolutely incredible, darling. Made our day! 🙂
    All the best,

    Jana & Vanessa from charming Berlin ♥

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