We already told you grid nails are the "it" manicure look for fall. But if you're like us, it's not enough to just see the look on Instagram—you want to try it out yourself! To help you master this look, we teamed up with Formula X to create a chic grid nail design using two playful shades from The Colors collection, a range of high-performance nail colors infused with their signature ShineXcel™—a luminescent ingredient that enhances your mani's color and shine!
And thanks to our friends at PRIV—an on-demand beauty app that brings nail artists, hairstylists, and even masseuses to your door—nail pro Cynthia Casado came to our office to help us create an Instagram-worthy DIY grid nail design. Get the full steps, plus Cynthia's expert tips, to create the look yourself!
1. Prep your tips by filing and buffing your nails to the desired shape and length. Pro tip: To make your manicure last longer, wipe nails with alcohol before applying a base coat.
2. Apply two coats of your favorite base coat and let dry.
3. Swipe on two coats of Sensational, a soft peachy nude shade with a touch of shimmer. This will create the base color for your popping mani.
4. Dip your striping brush into TGIF—a creamy pink peach hue—making sure not to get too much polish on the brush tip. Draw two vertical lines down your nail. Follow with two horizontal lines. (Be sure to act quickly, as polish can dry and clump!) Pro tip: If you have trouble free handing the grid lines, Cynthia suggests placing three dots in the direction of the desired line and connecting the dots from there. Repeat for each line of the grid.
Finish with a top coat and voilà, you've got a manicure ready to show off!
Have you ever tried nail art? What is your favorite design? Let us know in the comments!
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