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…

embellished manicure

Supplies

  • Base nail polish color
  • Nail stickers/gems
  • Tweezers
  • Top coat

Directions

  1. After you’ve prepped your nails, apply one coat of the base color and let dry.
  2. Apply a second coat of nail polish. Before lacquer dries use tweezers to carefully place the small decals in a row on your nails.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!