Instyle gives step-by-step instructions to recreate three nail designs, from a classic look to a modern metallic.
Over the Moon
"Moon manicures" first became popular with the celebs of the '20s, says the mag. For this black-and-white design, nail tech Jennifer Mather used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Whirlwind White, Essie nail polish in Licorice, and ORLY French Manicure Tip Guides.
Fade to Lilac
Try a gradual color fade, using just two colors. For this look, Mather mixed OPI nail lacquer in Give Me Moor and Alpine Snow.
These gold-and-silver rock-star nails are easier than they look. Mather used CND enamel in Hyde in the Dark, Kami nail foil adhesive, and Kami Metallic gold and silver foil.
The magazine also recommends Minx nails for more complicated designs. "These whisper-thin flexible films are heated and applied to nails like stickers," Instyle explains.