Realistic Egg Shell Nails

They’re subtle, fascinating and surprisingly simple.

You will need:

Nail polish in several pastel shades and a black or dark brown
A matte top coat
A very small round paint brush
A nail file

Method:

File nails into egg shape.

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Look up pictures of eggs, and choose types you like.

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I picked a wren’s egg for this one.

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Dapple on your base shade, cream in this case, then cover with a matte coat.

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With your little paintbrush, dapple speckles in your dark colour. An over loaded brush gives big round spots, a dry brush gives tiny spiky speckles. For most eggs you’ll want somewhere in between. For wren eggs, I used a well loaded brush for the concentrated area and a dryer brush for the rest.

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Pick another egg and keep experimenting!

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