Welcome to another edition of Nail Tips where we fawn over (and copy) the hottest nail art looks found on Pinterest. This week we’re all about this fierce Egyptian-inspired look that features awesome hand-painted designs. It only looks tough to execute, but when you break it down, just about any nail newbie can rock it out.
Black nail polish (we love Ginger + Liz Menswear)
Matte top coat (try butter London Matte Top Coat)
Gold nail art pen (try Topshop Nail Art Pen in Fool’s Gold)
Gold nail polish (try Essie Shifting Power)
Small metallic studs (you can snag these at your local craft store)
Paint your nails with the black laquer and add one coat of the matte top coat (leaving your ring fingers for the gold polish). Let the nails dry completely. Then take your nail art pen and carefully draw the imitation hieroglyphics (it looks hard, but they’re really just perpendicular lines draw in secession. Ditto the “Pharaoh” face—it doesn’t need to be exact. Then add the studs with nail glue (use a pair of tweezers so you don’t get your hands all messy) and you’re done!