Coming up with a groundbreaking nail look is no easy feat, especially when we live in a world where extreme nail looks are practically a daily occurrence. Subtle, innovative looks seem to be less common, though we’re constantly on the hunt for unique ones that stand out on our social feeds. One that we’re currently loving (even though it isn’t technically a nail look) is a whole new trend: wearing polish on your skin to complement your chic mani — different, yet wearable.
Ahead, find out what polishes and tools you’ll need to get the look at home in six easy steps:
Step 3: Seal with Matte About You Top Coat to create a contrasting monochromatic-meets matte look.
Step 4: Paint on Good To Go Fast Drying Top Coat to speed up the drying process and give your nail a protective, glossy finish.
Step 5: Dip your striping brush in Essie Summit of Style and then paint a stripe of gold down the middle of your nail. Note that the stripe doesn’t have to be perfect to still look chic.
Step 6: Put some gel polish in a tray and using your nail art dotting tool, create a dot on the skin below your nail. Consider adding extra dots to personalize your look, or if you’re feeling extra bold, design a different shape underneath your nail bed.
Finally, take to the ‘gram and show off your look.