Nailed It: Easy Try-Angles DIY Mani

❤️ By Jenn Shin

If you’ve been hemorrhaging your cash flow to a profesh nail tech every month, give your bank account a break and try this nail art DIY at home. The best part about this tutorial? You can customize it with any color or texture combo.

What You’ll Need:

  • Base coat
  • Two nail polish colors of your choice (We used Essie’s “Beyond Cozy” and China Glaze’s “For Audrey”)
  • Washi or painter’s tape
  • Scissors
  • Top coat

What You’ll Do:

1. Sweep on a thin base coat and apply two coats of a dense, finely-milled glitter polish starting at the cuticle. Let it dry completely.

Step1

2. Cut tiny triangles out of washi or painter’s tape. Place the tape over your cuticle and smooth out air bubbles for tight, clean edges.

Step2

3. Paint on two coats of your favorite opaque nail polish. Peel off the tape before the polish completely dries to avoid tacky strings and uneven edges.

Step3

4. Swipe on a top coat for a flawless finish.

Step4

And there you have it – the perfect pastel mani for Easter! (Chocolate bunny not included.)

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How to: Festive Glitter Nails

We live by the philosophy that there’s no such thing as too much glitter. So just to continue on with our sparkle obsession, we’ve decided to create a glitter mani to go with your new glittery shoes. You can do this fun mani with any colors, but we’ve decided to reach for our trusty red for a perfect holiday look.

Here’s the finished look.

What you’ll need: Red (or other colored) nail polish, glitter nail polish, tape, nail polish remover, cotton swabs

Paint your nails with red polish (or another solid hue).

Add a second coat so that polish doesn’t look too thin. Make sure to wait for your nails to fully dry before moving on to the next step.

Put two pieces of tape on each nail forming a V at the base of your nail bed. There should be a triangle of red polish showing. For a totally trendy look, leave your ring finger untaped, and paint the whole thing with glitter.

Paint the untaped triangle on your nail with your glitter polish. You may need to do two coats.

Let the glitter polish dry for a couple minutes, then carefully peel off the tape. Next, paint your entire nail on your ring finger with glitter polish (if you’ve chosen to leave it untaped).

Remove any glitter or polish from you finger with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.

Pair your fancy, sparkly mani with your favorite holiday outfits! And some eggnog, of course.

How do you incorporate glitter into your manicures?

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