What's the best part about Easter? The chocolate, the roast dinner, the family time? Whichever is your best bit, its always nice to dress for the occasion, and today we're showing you how to get this super-cute, super-easy DIY speckled egg mani - its got adorable seasonal pastels, a hint of sparkle and is inspired by classic Easter treats!
After filing and shaping your nails to make them even its time to move on to painting them.
Start by painting your nails with a base coat - we recommend using the Seche base coat for its strong grip. Using a base coat will also prevent your nails from becoming stained. We leave this to dry for 5-10 minutes.
Next, choose a variety of paste polishes - we love the Barry M Candy Culture polishes or the O.P.I Pastels. We apply 2 coats to each nail to make the colour fully opaque, leaving the ring finger bare for now.
Once those are all dry we are going to work on that speckled egg effect. For this you will need 4 simple things; a black polish, a white polish, some tin foil and an old toothbrush!
Simply pour a little of the black polish onto your tin foil and press the toothbrush into it to cover the tips of the bristles (press it onto the tin foil a few times to remove excess polish and keep your nails from flooding) then, simply stipple the toothbrush over each nail, bulding up the effect until you are happy!
Once you are happy with the effect just clean off your toothbrush and repeat with a small amount of the white polish - you can use a q-tip dipped in polish remover to tidy up any extra on the skin around the nails
Then, we choose a metallic polish for our feature finger- we're using the OPI 'My favourite Ornament' and, again, apply 2 coats.
Now, use your favourite top coat to paint over your new mani - we love the Seche Vite fast dry top coat. Give your nails plenty of time to dry before you begin your activities again!
We hope you enjoyed our DIY Easter mani - perfect for finishing your Spring time outfits, or just adding a splash of seasonal colour to your ensemble! Share your snaps with us over on Insta for a chance to be featured on our grid!