I am very excited to share this nail design with you! This is such a simple design for anyone to accomplish, yet adds so much interest to these rich maroon nails. Note: I will be providing instructions on how to achieve this look with plain polish, along with Shellac.
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Maroon Nails
Paint all your nails with two coats of maroon/red polish. I used the CND Shellac color Masquerade.
Step 3: Apply Gold Accent
Apply scotch tape to index and ring fingers. The index fingers have a horizontal line positioned slightly closer to the tip, than to the center of the nail. The ring fingers have a vertical line positioned slightly off centered and closer to the outside of the nail. Paint two very thin coats of gold polish, CND Vinylux color of Locket Love. Once almost dry gently remove scotch tape.
Step 4: Apply Top Coat
Now apply your top coat. Make sure the gold accent color is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing the gold polish.
Shellac: Apply top coat, only after gold polish is completely dry, and cure in CND light for 2 minutes.
Step 5: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.
Remove gel polish after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.