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DIY collar nails tutorial

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

How to paint Collar nails

Collars are all the rage right now, whether they are a Peter Pan collar on your shirt, a stand-alone collar that you can layer or a necklace in the shape of a collar.
How to paint Collar nails

There are so many ways to get in on this trend that you've undoubtedly spotted on everyone from your friends to your favorite Hollywood starlet. One way to translate the collar trend onto nails is by spicing up an old favorite — painting the moon of your nails. But this way, instead of a painting a half-circle moon, you're going to make it a collar for the top of your nail.

How to paint Collar nails

You will need:

Two contrasting color nail polishes (I used Essie Wicked and Sally Hansen Celeb City) and reinforcement labels.


Step 1: Paint base coat

How to paint Collar nails

Start with a base coat the color of your collar (mine was silver). Let it dry completely.


Step 2: Cut label

How to paint Collar nails

Cut one reinforcement label in half (unless you want to use two whole labels for each finger).


Step 3: Position sticker

How to paint Collar nails

Position the sticker on your nails as shown to create the collar shape.


Step 4: Paint top half of nail

How to paint Collar nails

Paint a coat of your second color over the top half of your nail. Make sure you get the paint into the tip and corners by the sticker!


Step 5: Let dry

How to paint Collar nails

Let it fully dry, and then gently peel off the stickers. You can now paint a clear topcoat over it and enjoy!

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