Weekly updates from BLDG 25

Tuxedo Girl Inspired Nail Art

I’ve always been drawn to triangles. The geometry of them is pleasing and equalizing. I think when it comes to nail art, adding in a triangle is one of the simplest, yet most visually pleasing tricks you can do. A while back when I was out getting a manicure, I opted to leave my nail base natural, but asked to have a little black triangle drawn at the base of each nail by the cuticle. This has been one of my favorite nail designs, so I was inspired to try it on my own, all while tying in some elements from our recent lookbook — Tuxedo Girl.

tuxedo nails in sky

Adding in some shine with chrome on top of black, read on to learn how I made my nails Tuxedo Girl ready.

nail supplies

What you need:

Chrome nail polish

Black nail polish




painting thumb black

Step one:

Apply two coats of black polish to all of your nails and let dry completely.

tape cutout

Step two:

Remove a piece of tape, and using your scissors, cut a tiny triangle shape in from the edge.

tape on nail

Step three: 

Stick the tape down at the base of your nail, forming a triangle with the edge of your cuticle.

silver paint

Step four:

Taking the chrome nail polish, paint over the marked-out triangular area. The tape will protect the chrome from getting on the rest of the nail. Carefully remove the tape once the area is covered.  Repeat steps three and four on all of your nails.

tiny dot

Step five:

On the middle nail, I added two little dots of chrome nail polish to mimic a tuxedo. You can do this by dipping a toothpick into the polish, then carefully making two small dots on the nail.

tuxedo nails

Step six: 

Allow nails to dry, and you’re all finished!

tuxedo girl nails and clutch

More beauty tips from the BLDG 25 Blog.

Follow FP Jana on Twitter.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Gita -November 21, 2013, 7:35AM

Loving these! Although I would probably mess everything up if I’d do them myself :D!


Annejelina -November 21, 2013, 10:08AM

This would be super cute for New Years! Love your rings too <3
xoxo Annejelina

Visit my shop:

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -November 21, 2013, 12:38PM

This is adorable…but those rings are to die for!!

Cheyenne -November 21, 2013, 12:42PM

I love it, it’s a nail art that I probably actually can do! :)

Shelley -November 22, 2013, 9:08PM
tipsoncosmetics -December 4, 2013, 1:50AM

nail art is looking very beautiful

Maria Estevez -April 18, 2014, 12:19PM

Post a comment

Back To Top     
Stay Inspired & Don't Miss A Thing.
Weekly Updates from BLDG 25.

Enter your email address for Free People BLDG 25 news, offers, and other promotional communications. You may unsubscribe at any time.