Nail Art Tutorial: Hot Pink Nail Tips with Essie


More times than not, I fail at nail art. Thank goodness for Pinterest and finding plenty of DIY nail art tutorials. Without much time (or patience) to intricate details, I discovered a super easy way to give myself a French manicure of sorts. I love the colored nail tip trend and since I’m loving the new Essie hot pink color, Off the Shoulder, that I received in a Klout Perk, I decided to go with that. 

I used painter’s tape to help me achieve this look because I find it to be easy to apply because it’s not super sticky, and easy to remove for the same reason. I simply cut 10 little strips and applied them across my nail under the tip. I didn’t use a basecoat, but I probably should have (again, it was because I lacked time and patience mostly!)  I applied two coats of my Essie polish and then removed the tape. I then applied a thin coat of Zoya Armour topcoat and Zoya Hurry Up! for quick drying. And voila! A super cute mani. It only lasted 4 days until the pink began to chip, but I still loved the look while it lasted!

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Posted on by Shannon Smyth in beauty, Beauty Trends, Nail Polish 2 Comments

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Shannon Smyth

Shannon began A Girl's Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. She has been featured in Glamour, VOGUE Australia, Woman's World, Nail Pro, SHAPE and on WBRE's PA Live. She is a go-to source for social media consulting when it comes to beauty brands.

2 Responses to Nail Art Tutorial: Hot Pink Nail Tips with Essie

  1. Sue Lin
    Such a cute and doable mani. It’s strange but I actually dreamt of this after reading your post. Maybe it’s a sign that I should try it lol.

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