Oxblood is a standout fall shade when it comes to fashion and beauty. The color resembling a deep, rich, red wine tone is a go to color for shoes, handbags, lipsticks, nail colors and more this season. Oxblood is a versatile and elegant color choice for a manicure. It gives a classic but overall fashionable look that compliments lighter and darker complexions alike.
While oxblood is a good color for everyday and it is business appropriate, it is also glamorous enough to wear for a special event or occasion. Many top nail polish brands have Oxblood colored polishes to choose from. Oxblood polish examples include Colbie by Zora, Starting the Issue by Essie, Vixen by Revlon and It Girl by Sephora. To complete a DIY no-stain oxblood manicure you will need a clear base coat, an oxblood colored nail polish and a clear topcoat.
Many ladies are intimidated by the thought of stained fingernails when attempting deep hued manicures. This is due to discoloration that can follow polish removal, especially when dealing with red shades. To properly remove the polish with little to no staining, you will need nail polish remover, cotton balls and a lemon wedge. With the proper application technique, stained nails won’t be an issue. Instead of venturing out to a local nail salon, learn how to complete a DIY oxblood manicure, and remove it with no staining, in the comfort of your own home.
Using a base coat is very important when using a deep hued manicure color. It helps with preventing the color from staining your nails. Apply one coat of your clear base coat. Make sure to carefully get the entire surface of the nail. Allow your base coat to dry completely.
Oxblood polish: Colbie by Zoya
Polish your nails with the oxblood nail polish of your choice. Apply the first coat smoothly and evenly. Allow the first coat to dry completely and apply the second coat using the same technique. Allow your nails to dry fully before moving on to the next step.
Apply one thin coat of a clear top coat of your choice. The top coat will seal in your oxblood manicure and give it a shiny, long lasting and professional looking finish.
Nail polish remover
When you’re ready to remove your oxblood manicure, apply a small amount of nail polish remover to a cotton ball and remove nail polish from the base of the nail towards the tip. Use steady, upwards, swiping motions. Repeat this until each nail is completely free of nail polish.
This removal technique ensures that the oxblood colored polish doesn’t bleed into the cuticle area of the nail or surrounding skin of the nails, which can result in unnecessary staining in those areas.
Even though this polish removing method results in the least amount of nail staining possible, your nails may end up to be slightly stained. If so, use a lemon wedge to rub on the surface of each fingernail. Simply rub the lemon wedge against each nail until the staining is gone.