Add some bling to a cranberry and silver manicure

Holiday parties and festive celebrations call for showstopping glamour and head turning bling. Don't ditch that signature cranberry manicure though. Deep colors are the perfect foil for an accent nail decked out in a bevy of beautiful gems.
This tutorial will show you how to complete the detailed aspects of this design, but feel free to add additional gems on the individual nails to suit your taste. If you’ve never used builder nail gel before, it’s thicker than regular gel polish and provides a strong adhesive base for nail gems. Just put a dab on each individual nail and set a sparkly gem on top for a handful of drama.
Advertisement
Materials
- Cranberry gel nail paint
- Silver metallic gel paint
- Flat nail art brush
- Fine detail nail brush
- Builder nail gel
- Wax rhinestone picker tool
- Assorted nail gems
- Clear gel top coat
Fierce League
Instructions
1. Apply two coats of cranberry gel polish to the nails with the flat nail brush, and paint the ring finger nail silver, then cure the polish with the UV or LED lamp.
2. Paint multiple curving lines from the cuticle to the nail tip on the index fingernail with silver paint and the fine detail nail brush.
3. Prepare the silver nail for the gems by applying a layer of builder nail gel with the flat nail art brush. This gel is thick and will hold the nail gems in place.
4. Pick up the nail gems with the wax rhinestone picker tool, and place them into the gel on the nail. Cure the nails with the lamp.
5. Protect your artistry by applying clear gel top coat in between the gems with the fine detailing brush, then cure with the lamp one more time.
Advertisement
Stay pretty!
Resources

Passionate about gold? Here are five effective ways to get the most out of that little bottle of polish.
July 15   ·  
Advertisement
Stickers make nail art a breeze, and these tutorials will fire up your imagination as well.
July 14   ·  
Feel more grounded with our crystal-inspired angel aura quartz manicure.
July 14   ·  
These cute braided styles prove that you can still rock a new hairstyle even if you aren't rocking Rapunzel-length locks.
July 12   ·  
Hair too short to fit into a bun? Check out this this tutorial to see how you can still rock a top knot with short hair.
June 23   ·  
5 minute makeup sounds impossible. What are your tried and true tricks for getting gorgeous on the fly?
June 30   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement