Born Noir - Featured Artist Series

The neon pink signature of the nail tech and artist behind Kolor Kured, Karina Hernandez

Our Featured Artist Series features faux nails designed by talented nail artists in our community.

We are committed to support and invest in Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Queer, and Trans artists by providing a platform for education, collaboration, exposure, and financial wellness.

"Sacred Hearts" Faux Nail Design

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"Sacred Hearts" Faux Nail Design


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This dark romantic set was inspired by religious themes, as well as the gothic/emo culture of the early 2000’s. The swords represent protection and the hearts signify love. Roses are for beauty and are a common offering to La Virgen de Guadalupe in Mexican culture. These designs also remind me of intricately framed church motifs, but also based off song lyrics from my favorite band since I was a teenager. This Artist Series set is sized short and is medium Almond-shaped so they’re comfortable enough that you can wear them to a Halloween party or to work.

Hand Painted


Easy to Apply

Our faux nails and polishes should be stored in a well-ventilated place, away from all sources of light. Keep at temperatures between 5 - 25 °C or 40 - 80 °F. Keep faux nails away from open flames. During pregnancy, it is recommended that polish and nail care products are applied in a well-ventilated area.
Our hand-designed and made-to-order nails are typically designed and shipped within 10 business days of purchase. However, our nails are completed on a first come, first serve basis and may take longer. If there are unexpected delays, we will communicate with you via email. Please allow up to 21 business days for processing and shipping. Orders can be cancelled and refunded within 24 hours of purchase. After 24 hours, no refunds will be provided. Custom orders CANNOT be returned under any circumstances. If you are not pleased with your order, please notify us of your concerns at for possible store credit.


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Born Noir - Featured Artist
Karina Hernandez
A portrait photo of nail artist Karina Hernandez showing off her new faux nails set, Mea Culpa, which are black and white with a gothic aesthetic
Light-skinned hands showing off the Mea Culpa faux nails, each nail is black, with white designs that are embellished by rainbow holographic details. The nails incorporate Mexican, Catholic, and witchy imagery, such as blades, hearts, and flowers, to create a uniquely gothic aesthetic

Born Noir's first artist for the Artist Series Launch, Karina is a talented, passionate and experienced nail tech based in Los Angeles.

When she was introduced to Born Noir she believed in the mission and vision for the company and without hesitation poured her heart and soul into collaborating to create something beautiful and impactful, culminating in the Mea Culpa limited series faux nails.

Meet the Artist
How to apply your faux nails!

Applying your Born Noir faux nails is easy, fun, and takes under five minutes! Each set of faux nails comes with instructions on the back of the box. Follow the link below for a detailed step-by-step.

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