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22 DIY Minimalist Monochrome Manicures

To complement your fall wardrobe of black, black, and more black.

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2. Random Chevrons

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Paint the white background first and let dry. Then, cut small triangles from tape, framing them with straight tape pieces and filling in the center to make your chevron. Or, use a nail art brush and try not to jiggle!

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9. The Dotted Ombre

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Achieve this great look by painting your base color, letting it dry, and using a toothpick to stipple on the contrasting color. Go heavier on the dots at the nail tip, fading to smaller, lighter dots as you move toward the cuticle.

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15. Color Blocking

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Paint the lighter base first, and let dry. Then do two rounds of taping-off to fill in the black squares (bottom squares, then top. This requires 3 rounds of polish drying, so be sure you have some time on your hands. No pun intended)

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22. Yin Yang Redux

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This one takes a few drying cycles. Paint the white base, let dry. Use tape to mark off the black diagonal side, paint and let dry. Use a toothpick to dot the contrasting colors, let dry and top off with a shiny clear top coat.

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