This is a nail art design inspired by Dior’s iconic Diorama bag. Its simplistic linear geo pattern is mesmerizing and after seeing it on Janice Joostemaa’s nails, I knew I had to recreate it myself! Feminine yet with a bit of edge thanks to those metallic lines, I think this will be a mani I’ll be rocking a lot this spring in different colour combos. Can you imagine this with a rosegold base and white lines? Mmmm gorgeous!
Read on if you’d like to know how I created this iconic pattern on my nails!
Polishes used are Essie’s Gel Coutour Top Coat and Fairy Tailor, and Butter London’s Bobby Dazzler.
As a side note, these Essie Gel Couture Polishes are a new obsession. They last for days without chipping if paired with the top coat and applied properly. The brush is the perfect size with a rounded tip to hug the cuticle without flooding and it dries fairly quickly. I love how shiny the polishes are by themselves. I own a few other shades and sometimes its even possible to forego the top coat because they are just that shiny! These polishes usually last about a week with no chipping on me (I’m super rough with my nails and I pick at them too so for those of you who are more careful with your hands you should be able to make that 10 day no chip wear!). I highly highly highly recommend them. The sheer shade shown here, Fairy Taylor, applied super smooth with minimal streaking in just two coats. this is the polish I go for if I don’t want a color but a look of “my nails but better”.
DIORAMA NAIL ART
- Paint two layers of your base polish
- Let dry
- Take a nail art stripping brush and use your accent nail polish to first draw two lines close to the sides of your nails
- Draw another two lines horizontally near the top and bottom of the nail leaving an open square center in the middle of your nail
- Paint diagonal lines that cross in the middle of the previous lines you drew forming a diamong over top of the square
- Apply a top coat to seal the design in!
Be sure to tag #DECONSTRUT if you recreate this look so I can see it!