Say it with your nails


Say it with your nails with this step-by-step guide to the perfect DIY manicure.

If your nails aren’t done, then your outfit is incomplete. Bold, classic, nude or bright, chic nails are an essential accessory for any look! Here is a simple, step-by-step guide to beautiful nails:

Natural nude

Step 1. Prepare your nails by applying a base coat. It creates an even surface for the nail polish.

Step 2. Apply two coats of the nude nail polish, and allow them to dry.

Step 3. Pick your favourite design on a nail art stencil. Peel it off and place on your nail. Press down for a few seconds to make it hold, and apply the top coat.


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A pop of pink

Step 1. Start by applying two coats of the pink nail polish. Allow to dry.

Step 2. Dip a nail art pen in coral polish, and create dots. Start by creating bigger dots at the tip of the nail, and finish off with small ones at the middle.

Step 3. Repeat step 2, but with the metallic nail polish. Seal it off with a top coat.

Tip: If you don’t have a nail art pen, use earbuds.

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  1. O.V LOVinity Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Precious Pink, R114.95
  2. Essie Nail Lacquer in Getting Groovy, R139.95
  3. Essence Nail Art Stickers, R27.95
  4. Sorbet Pro Gel Effect Nail Polish Rosebud, R110
  5. Essence Nail Art Duo Stylist, R30