Easy Formal Nails

This is for the ones who doesn’t want to pay a fortune on getting their nails done or over the top nails yet, want their nails to match a formal occasion like proms, weddings etc. This is what I’ve come up with:

What you’ll need:
A light colour nail polish
A darker colour nail polish
Base and top coat nail polish
Nail pearls

So let’s start! Here is my nail without any polish on:

1. Add a layer of base coat to prevent the polish on staining your nails.

2. Add a layer or 2 of the light nail polish as a base.

3. Using the darker nail polish, draw a curve and fill it in. Doesn’t have to be very neat.

4. Add a layer of top coat nail poish then carefully add the pearls on the curve line.

5. Add  layer of top coat on.

This is what it looks like. Not sure why I’ve done the middle finger first.

Do the rest of your fingers than voila! Experiment with the the curves, the location, nail coverage etc.

You could always add a floral design in white or a lighter colour over the base or use nail stickers.

Products I used:
Maybelline Salon Manicure Ultra Strong 3 in 1
Dior Addict Vernis in Mauve Glow 290
Miss Sporty Lasting Colour in 19
Pearl wheel set

Another example of it is:

Used a light peach, nude, sheer base and the mauve colour.


  1. rock-or-not
    30th August 2011 / 12:03 pm

    Great mani!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. MsRinz
    30th August 2011 / 5:11 pm

    Love, love, love it!! I'll try this soon!!!:)

  3. D.Sadie
    30th August 2011 / 5:31 pm

    CUTE! Where did you buy the pearls? I want to try but afraid my baby might pick out the pearls and eat them.. lol.

  4. nicolyl
    30th August 2011 / 5:46 pm

    D.Sadie: lol awwww bless! ebay 🙂 search for "nail pearls wheel" then theres loads 🙂

  5. Dreamy Princess
    31st August 2011 / 3:49 am

    LOVE!!! this is so feminine mani((:

    Dreamy Princess

  6. Arrow
    1st September 2011 / 2:16 am

    cute!!! now i just have to find mini pearls lol.

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