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Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Nail Art: Jin Soon Choi Recreations

Nail Art Designs

A couple weeks ago, I posted some interesting nail art designs by Jin Soon Choi that I stumbled across in the Teen Vogue's March issue.

Most of these designs were super easy and didn't require any special nail art tools except a dotting tool for the polka dots (which aren't shown).

Check out some pics below.

Nail Art Designs by Stephs Closet

Receating Jin Soon Choi Nail art designs

This was one of my least favoirte designs at first, but ended up loving it.  There's something about a neon base that makes both orange and black pop against my skin.

What you'll need (any brand): Neon yellow, Opaque french white, Halloween Orange creme and Black creme.

How to: Start with any yellow neon base color. Most neons I've seen are matte and pretty sheer. Tip: use a white opaque color (such as a french white) before applying the neon base. You'll have better color pay-off and you'll avoid numerous applications.

When the base is completely dry, take your orange creme polish and make some creative brush stroke swipes on the neon. It's pretty easy - just dab and swirl you brush creatively. Once dry, repeat the same steps but with the black polish. Finish with a fast dry topcoat and go.

Black with White Stripes nail art

White Stripes on Black background

This design was super easy using Sally Hanen's nail art pen in white. You could also try a navy blue background that would look fab.

What you'll need: Black Opaque creme polish (my fave is Wet n Wild) and SH nail art pen in white.

How to: Start with a black basecoat. Once dry, seal with a fast dry topcoat. Make sure your base and topcoat is completely dry before you start with SH's nail art pens. Then draw vertically and horizontal lines on your nails. Seal with a topcoat and go.

Split nail polish color nail art

Another super easy design. On this one, you can use basically any nail polish colors. Just make sure both colors are pretty opaque.

What you'll need: Any two colors really.

How to: Apply the first color about 2/3 on the nail (one or two coats). You want to make sure you make steady straight lines. Once dry, apply the other color to 1/3 of nail. Finish wiht a topcoat and go.

I'll be posting a few more designs in the next few days. What do you guys think? Easy enough?

Tags: nail art, jin soon choi, swatches

Posted by Steph at 06:43:am
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(7) Comments

candi girl said on Mar 21st, 2009 8:31 am
I love that bright yellow design, but I can't keep my eyes off that black and white stripes...
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vivaciousv said on Mar 22nd, 2009 11:39 am
the black and white stripes are my favorite too. i'll have to try that out with others colors too i think.
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blessedbeauty88 said on Mar 24th, 2009 12:08 pm
what tools were used to do the animal print looking one and the polka dots? their reaaly cute my faves! :)
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kia said on Mar 25th, 2009 11:10 am
you are so awesome!! I love the neon cheetah spots and the black and white stripes.. ooh my little sister's mani should be the confetti white one!!!
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Steph said on Mar 28th, 2009 4:36 am
Hi Candi Girl and vivaciousv, I agree, the white stripes are very catching :) Hi Blessedbeauty88, I just used the end of my nail polish brush. No special tools required :) Kia, Your too sweet! :)
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Charlotte said on Apr 8th, 2009 8:30 am
Thank you soo much for putting this up! Probably saved a lot of people a lot of money. lol I love that animal print one. Everyone complimented it.
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Sabrina said on Dec 6th, 2010 7:40 pm
I Love the neon cheetah print soooo much!! thank you for posting these! I have been looking for other things to do to my nails without spending a whole lot of money! :)
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