The Royal Wedding is almost here and Beautylish is counting down to the main event with Prince William and Kate Middleton-inspired beauty coverage all week long. To celebrate the upcoming nuptials, Beautylish created an easy, elegant, and royally-inspired manicure. See how you can take nude nails to the next level with some finger bling inspired by the royal ring!
What You'll Need:
Apply a thin coat of your favorite base coat on nails and wait for them to dry for 3-5 minutes. To give pale nails more dimension, apply two coats of the same shade but with different textures. We used Essie Happily Ever After (a pearly sheer pink) to nails first, then Essie Mademoiselle (a sheer cream pink), allowing 3 minutes drying time between each coat.
To give your ring finger the royal treatment, embellish your nails to resemble Kate Middleton's gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Orange sticks are a great tool to apply the small rhinestones, and they're available at your local beauty supply store. Brush a tiny amount of topcoat on the orange stick and grab each rhinestone individually. Since your nails are still tacky from the polish, the extra top coat will act as adhesive. If you're really concerned about staying power, use Krazy Glue instead of top coat on the orange stick.
To create a heart-shaped version of Kate Middleton's ring, start with three blue rhinestones in the middle. Use the orange stick to maneuver the gems exactly where you want them—start building your design in the center for a symmetrical look. While the polish is still wet, gently press down on the rhinestone once you're happy with the placement. Border the blue with a silver or white outline, just like Kate's ring!
Once everything is dry to the touch, apply your top coat. Make sure to properly seal the the rhinestones for lacquer longevity! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial—celebrate the Royal Wedding this Friday with these fun-yet-sophisticated nails.
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