Oct 26, 2016 Diana Crisan Nails

The Mod Metallic Mani You Can Do at Home

With the holidays right around the corner, we turned to essie for some festive nail art inspo, and they created this feminine, floral mani with a hint of metal.


Continue reading for a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to create this look at home with the the essie winter 2016 collection!  


Easy Metallic Manicure

 

Step 1: Hydrate Nails

Hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.

 

Step 2: Base Coat

Clean, then prep nails with your favorite essie base coat.

 

Step 3: Apply Metallic Gold Nail Polish

Start with two coats of getting groovy.

 

Step 4: Create Flower Petals with Red Nail Polish

Using a large dotting tool dipped in party on a platform, apply five dots to create the flower petals with one in the center to fill it in. Allow to dry.

 

Pro Tip: Try to include three-to-four flowers on each nail. place them around the nail so that some go off on the corner and sides to help create balance.

 

Step 5: Layer Flower Petals with Mahogany Nail Polish

Using a smaller dotting tool dipped in ready to boa, repeat around the center of each flower. allow to dry.

 

Step 6: Dot Center of Flower with Metallic Gold Nail Polish

Finish using small dotting tool dipped in getting groovy, to add one dot of in the center of each flower.

 

Step 7: Topcoat

Top with a coat of essie gel setter.

 

 

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Are you planning to try this floral metallic mani at home? For more DIY nail inspo, check out the essie nail art page!

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