2. SEEING STRIPES
If you’re looking for a cool, colorful design that isn’t too loud, this striped negative space mani has your name on it. “I took from the commonly used V shape at the base of the nail and switched it up to make it something new and fresh. I just flipped the design and made it a little more complicated while keeping it simple by incorporating negative space and leaving the rest of the nail bare,” says Torello.
How to: Since the blue and deep red color are darker than the gray and pink, start with the pink (Formula X for Sephora in Intensity, $11; sephora.com), and create the triangle shape, then do the same with the gray (OPI Nail Lacquer in Kyoto Pearl, $10; loxabeauty.com). That way you can go back and add the darker colors, (they have more coverage) so you can go over the top of the lighter ones like OPI Nail Lacquer in Malaga Wine ($10; macys.com) and CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Mutant ($6; walgreens.com) to make more perfect lines. Torello uses a striping brush but you can always use tape.