Every once in a while, it’s fun to switch up your regular mani for something different. But let’s be honest, most of the gorgeous nail art ideas you see online are nearly impossible to diy unless you happen to be ambidextrous and have a crazy steady hand (aka not me!). That’s why I love this easy summer statement nail look! It’s elegant, edgy and oh so easy to diy.
While you could get this look with with any nail polish of your choosing, I used two of my all-time favourite nail polish colours. A dusty lilac polish from Essie and a soft neutral blush from OPI. But the real secret to this pretty look is these inexpensive metal studs that will last you for hundreds of mani’s and only set you back $3.50 (including shipping!). Seriously, you need to start incorporating these statement makers into your weekly mani asap!
Now, are you ready for my super easy statement nails tutorial? Let’s get started!
1. Paint all nails, except ring fingers with three coats of OPI “Hopelessly in Love” blush polish.
2. Paint both ring fingers with 2 coats of Essie “Merino Cool” lilac hued polish
3. Layer one coat of Essie “Matte About You” top coat over both ring fingers.
This top coat will give your nails an amazing matte look so the metal studs will really stand out!
4. Line the centre of your nail with three square metal studs.
Add one more layer of matte topcoat then place studs on your nail while the polish is still wet. The easiest way to get the tiny metal studs from the container to your nails is to grab an orange wood cuticle stick (or a pen or pencil!) then place a tiny ball of sticky tack on the tip. It makes it so easy to pick up and place each individual stud.
5. Thats it! I told you this nail art tutorial was easy!
I hope you loved today’s nail tutorial! Do you have any secrets for DIY-ing your own mani? Leave me a comment sharing your best tips!
I love this tutorial! I have never been able to be this bold with my nails. Such a cute syle
– xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com
What a fun idea to spruce up your nails!
I’m seriously loving this look! I already own Merino Cool so I’ll have to get the others and give this a try!
That blush colour is so pretty! The stud accent nails are adorable!
This is such a fun nail tutorial! I love the matte look of that nail polish! It’s edgy vibes match well with the girly lighter blush color! So dang pretty.
LOVE this style! I never think to put little accents on my nails, but now I totally want to.
Such a good tutorial!!! i need to try this.
This is so gorgeous and simple! I love that bold accent nail and keeping everything simple and elegant. Def doing this later tonight xx
I love both nails colors you used and really am digging the metal studs. It’s very unique and cute-edgy!
Super cute tutorial! I always have trouble getting studs to stay on my nails for longer than a couple days, but this is a great DIY option that is more affordable!
I love your nails! That statement nail is so pretty!
I don’t usually love nail art, but I LOVE this! I love the subdued colors, and the studs are so fun.
XO, SS || Seersucker Sass
So cute!! I use to be really into nail art, but I just do’t have much time now. These look so easy though!
Amy | Pastel N Pink
This is so cute! I love the studs you used!
This is so cute! I always find I screw up my nails within minutes of painting — maybe this will inspire me to be more careful!
Tori || Victori Media
Thanks for the tutorial. I’m actually painting my nails tonight, so I just might try it out!
Love that OPI color! I’m awful at doing my nails at home but need to try this!
Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com