Neutral tones geometric nail art with a bit of sparkle

Neutral tones geometric nail art

Neutral nails and mellow shades are really in this season as I have talked about this week. I love my nail art though and had to give my nails a bit of sparkle. This effect is  far easier than it looks, I used 3 neutral shade polishes, masking tape, nail tape and nail gems!

Below shows how I completed each nail, it is all a case of layering and then gently peeling off the tape. To finish I added small drops of polish and added the gems with tweezers. Adding touches of silver tape makes the nails look far more impressive and the tape is so cheap! – my nail tape was 82p from Amazon for 10 rolls :)

Are you a fan of neutral nails this season?

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Equipment Used –

Maybelline Forever Strong Nail Polish 10ml in Rosy Sand shade

Barry M Nail Paint Gelly Nail Polish – Lychee

Max Factor Max Colour Effects Mini Nail Polish – Juicy Plum

Nail Art Striping Tape

Silver Nail Diamante

Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • Lauren J

    I love these nails. I used to be obsessed with using striping tape but I never have the patience anymore x

    • I know what you mean, I like to use it on a few nails alternatively so I don’t have to spend time on every nail xx :)

  • Paula @ Beauty Lover

    Wow, what fab nails! They look amazing

    Paula xx

  • Everygoodthingblog by Melissa

    Wow these are awesome nails! I’m so impressed, they look great!

  • This turned out great! I have to ask how long do you wait before applying the tape? I’ve tried doing it before and I thought I waited long enough and the tape ruined the bottom polish… Thanks!

    • I wait until it’s fully dry and depending on the polish I sometimes add a strong top coat so it doesn’t pull off. Then apply the tape. If it does pull off the bottom layer a bit I use a thin nail brush to top it up. :) xx

  • Melissa Meussen

    Wow, this looks gorgeous!

  • Jamie Ellis

    I love these nails! And the colours are lovely!

  • I love these so much! The nail tape is so cool. I wish I had the patience for it!

    • I love nail tape, it doesn’t take as long as you’d think :) x

  • Julia Vedeshina

    such a cool tutorial, looks incredible, thanks for sharing x

  • Nina Alexandridis

    They look professional, I can imagine them on the WAH instagram page!
    I love neutral nails too x

  • Lovely design and gorgeous base colours!


  • Daniela

    Love this! Great design and it looks really easy to do, I may have to try this out tomorrow. The colours are so classy too, they look lovely.

  • Mel Zia

    love the design ! and the colours go perfectly ;)

  • Mel

    I love the design and colour plus it seems really easy to do. I wonder if I can do it without making a giant mess!

    • Annette

      I think you’d def. be able to do it. It looks a lot harder than it actually is.

  • Babeeeeeeta

    thats such a great idea! love the effect that the strips create


  • Annette

    I love these fun nail trends, they were the hottest thing during Sep. Fashion Week in NY!!

  • Annette

    By the way just discovered you’re blog and really liked it

  • Today´s Favorites

    Looks good but I thing I don´t have the patience it needs :)
    With best,
    Today´s Favorites

  • sarazbeautytonic

    i love the ring finger nail!!!


  • Joanne

    wow your nails look incredible! wish I could do these on mine lol

    • thanking you :D I’m sure you could! Its more time needed than skill xxx

  • Natacia Coleman

    I love these but I’m not brave enough to try them!! haha

  • Olivia

    Nails… something I can really not get enough of. Good tutorial. I’m not sure if I will try this one out, but I will let you know if I do :)

  • sherene

    That looks really good. How long did it take? I always to to go and get my nails done but the maintenance is too expensive.

    • Urmm maybe half an hour, it takes more time waiting for polishes to dry than it does doing the detail and nail art :p

  • Rebecca

    Love this!

  • Kristine

    This is really awesome!