The days of nail art are over, but I couldn’t help but fall for this subtle design when I saw it backstage at the Adam Selman show. It’s about as close as nail art gets to minimalist… 

Madeline Poole, who came up with the design, was inspired by the concept of negative space. It’s just as much about the natural parts of the nail, and the contrast that the dark spots create, as it is about the kind of spontaneous pattern. A cool idea, right?

I love that it’s also about highlighting the natural, and using some good clear polish can be great for strengthening and supporting nails! What I love even more is that there’s a really pretty way to approach nail art without having to go anywhere near neons (eugh) or diamantés (double eugh).

What do you think? 

Madeline Poole for Sally Hansen at Adam Selman.