We teamed up with Ivania for a three-part blog collaboration that touches on different areas of her expertise: an exclusive interview that explores more about her thoughts on style, living with less, and finding inspiration in the everyday; a copper and leather home DIY; and below, a minimalist nail art project.
Nail piercings take me right back to 1998, when I would save up my allowance to buy those tiny rings to put through my nails. Though this nineties-inspired nail tutorial involves some more unexpected tools, it's still simple to complete. You'll also need to take a trip to your local optician (or find a glasses repair kit) to find miniature screws which will serve as industrial looking, real hardware nail piercings. Though putting holes through your nail does weaken them, it's a cool thing to have for a few days if you were planning to cut your long nails anyway. —Ivania
-small wire cutter
1.) Paint your nails. Any color you want!
2.) How to get a hole through your nail: Lay your hand on a flat surface with your palm facing up. From the back of your nail carefully "screw" the pin through with a bit of pressure. If you keep turning the pin between your index finger and thumb you'll get a little hole after a minute or two. Be careful to not just poke it through as it can cause little cracks in your nail.
3.) Shorten the screws by clipping off a millimeter with the wire cutter.
4.) Add a drop of glue and put it through the hole in your nail.