These Tuxedo Nails are Snazzy and Sassy

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Feb 15, 2012 • References: swatchandlearn & beautylish
Awards season is in full swing, and while not every girl can afford to sport the latest couture gown to an Oscar viewing party, this 'Tuxedo Nails' manicure is a sure way to add glam to any ensemble.

Created by Mary of Swatch and Learn, this DIY design uses lacquers and tools you probably already own, and is a cost-friendly alternative to a salon manicure. While the design might seem tricky at first, the key to perfecting this posh look is patience -- and a great top coat won't hurt either! Using a nail dotting tool (or even just a toothpick) for detailing, you can transform solid-colored nails into this sophisticated design -- and for an even quirkier look, Mary suggests trying out a variety of colors.

Inspired by Zooey Deschanel's tux-adorned nails at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, these Tuxedo Nails are the perfect way to add a playfully posh touch to your next formal event. Stats for Mini Formal Wear Manicures Trending: Older & Warm
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