May 1, 2015 Kait Mosh Spotlight

The Martini Mani

Here at MDC, we're always on the lookout for top-of-the-line beauty gurus to share advice on hair, makeup and nails. Today, we are thrilled to have nail expert Kait Mosh show us how to get a martini-inspired mani! Take it away Kait!

Spring and summer seasons are all about letting your hair down a bit, right? The days are longer, the weather’s warmer, the clothes are brighter (and shorter). It seems like all signs point to relaxing and having a good time. And, nothing unwinds us like a good cocktail. To show my appreciation for good ol’ happy hour, I created a mani inspired by the classic martini. Bottoms up!

Martini Mani Tutorial

RELATED: Happy Hour: 3 Cocktail-Inspired Beauty Looks

Supplies

Instructions


Step 1:
Start with clean, manicured hands wiped clean with alcohol or acetone.

Step 2:  Apply one layer of base coat.

Step 3: Paint on a thin coat of silver polish.

Step 4: Paint on two coats of your lime green polish over the top of the silver layer, leaving a thin, silver crescent shape near the cuticle (as pictured). Allow seven to ten minutes to dry.

Martini Mani Tutorial

Step 5:
Using your small nail art brush, paint little squares on the center tips of the nails. This step takes patience and a steady hand. I don't recommend sipping on a latte before this step! Allow five minutes for the red polish to dry.

Martini Mani Tutorial

Step 6:
Finish with your favorite quick-dry top coat and a little cuticle oil around the nails! 

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Photo: Lauren Rote

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