Beauty Bite: DIY Nail Art Inspired by 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2014

Create your very own black-and-white splatter mani in a few easy steps—plus, we pick three more hues taken from the Resort runways

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2014
3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim for Resort 2014 was a streamlined, largely black-and-white collection meant less for vacation than for a playful working gal. The outfit above would work just as well in the office as at a sunset dinner date. Take the monochromatic look one step further with nail art to match. We designed an exclusive manicure that recreates the paint-spattered look of the blouse above:

Step-by-Step:

1. Apply a base coat.

2. Brush on two coats of white polish. Allow to dry.

3. With a black lacquer, paint thick, curving lines along the left and right sides of the nail.

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4. Paint a splotch of black on the white centre. Don’t try too hard to make it perfect. The splatter should look messy.

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5. Add white splotches on the upper left and lower right corners of each nail. Use a nail art brush if your nails are small.

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6. Seal with a topcoat.

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If you prefer to contrast a two-tone outfit with a burst of colour (or you’re just looking to brighten up your tips or toes), try one of these other shades inspired by Resort 2014 collections:

Christian Dior Resort 2014; Photo Courtesy of Style.com
Christian Dior Resort 2014; Photo Courtesy of Style.com

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Bleu Marjorelle, $27, sephora.com

Gucci Resort 2014
Gucci Resort 2014

Sephora + Pantone Universe Spectral Lacquer in Antique Gold, $12, sephora.com

Giambattista Valli Resort 2014
Giambattista Valli Resort 2014

Joe Fresh Nail Polish in Tomato, $4, joefresh.com

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