Are your nails suffering from a serious case of the winter blues? Instead of reaching for your glitteriest polish yet again, give this more understated (but just as glamorous) embellished mani a try. You can swap in gemstones or different nail stickers, though we think the silver squares look quite fabulous against essie Mind Your Mittens. Glitter is so 2013…
Base nail polish color
After you’ve prepped your nails, apply one coat of the base color and let dry.
Apply a second coat of nail polish. Before lacquer dries use tweezers to carefully place the small decals in a row on your nails.
On the next finger, apply a second coat of nail polish and repeat step number 2, but with one large decal placed on the upper third of your nail bed. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with every other nail, making sure to place decals on your nail before the second coat of polish dries.
Finish off with a top coat to seal the squares and prevent them from falling off.
And there you have it! A simple, gorgeous mani that can easily take you from work to cocktail hour.
Will you give this embellished tips manicure a try? Tell us what you think in the comments!