Unfortunately, most of the nail art we love is the work of a professional manicurist. But today, we spotted a mani that could be easily done at home by yourself.
Emma Roberts instagrammed a photo of her nails painted a candy apple red accented with gold tips. And while her talons look picture perfect, it's actually not that hard for yours to look just as great. Here's how:
Step 1: First, clean your nails and then apply a base coat -- Essie sells a great one.
Step 2: Paint on two layers of a bright red polish. We personally love OPI's Big Apple Red, but everyone has their go-to!
Step 3: Using a thin brush (carefully) apply a thin line of glitzy gold lacquer to the tips of your nails. Make sure to choose one that is smooth paint, not a chunky glitter. We recommend checking out Wet n Wild Fast Dry in the Gold & the Beautiful.
Step 4: Apply one layer of top coat. We swear by Essie's Good to Go quick dry.
Step 5: Bask in the all of the, "I love your nails!" compliments you'll get.
Do you like Emma's manicure? Tell us in the comments!
Photo courtesy of Instagram, inset courtesy WireImage.