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Zooey Deschanel's Golden Globe Mani: DIY Tuxedo Nail Art Tutorial

Posted by Alexandra C. | Tuesday January 24, 201225 comments

When our fave 'It' gal and resident stylish lady, Zooey Deschanel rolled up to the Golden Globes wearing a lime green and black embellished gown, we weren't overly enthused, but her cute 'do, makeup and killer mani won us over. 

Zooey had the perfect tuxedo nail art to match the retro and quirky feel of the rest of her outfit. We thought this mani was way too cute so of course we absolutely had to try it out ourselves!

What you'll need: 

White and black nail polish (or colours of your choice) 
Dotting tool (or orange stick, bobby pin or thin paint brush) 

Step 1:

Paint your base coat. We're using Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in White Tip. 
Step 2:

In the top middle of your nail, paint one dot. If you don't have a dotting tool on hand, try DIYing one. Check out this video for ideas and instructions. We're using Forever 21 Love & Beauty Nail Polish in Black. 

Step 3: 

Using your dotting tool, paint two dots beside the middle one, on either side. Still using your dotting tool, flare the dots out slightly. Painting with the smaller pointed end, join them together by either painting or dotting to create the bow tie. You can also use a nail polish made for nail art or a small paint brush for this step. 

Step 4 + 5: 

First, paint a horizontal stripe across the bottom part of your nail. We're doing this freehand, similar to how we created the candy corn nail art design. We found it easiest this way, by painting the stripe in one go quickly and smoothly. However, if you don't have the steadiest hand, try taping off your nail to easily guide you. Next, paint dots going down the middle of your nail as cute little buttons. 

The Final Product:

Loving my tuxedo mani! I think my nails and I are ready to attend our first black tie event!
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on January 27, 2012  amyknows  2,352 said:

Super cute! Where would you find a dotting tool?

on January 26, 2012  careforyou  1,607 said:

sooo cute! I have to try this out!!

on January 26, 2012  Aliza  13,970 said:

So cute!!

on January 26, 2012  LisaDrew  2,048 said:

I love this idea! They are so cute.

on January 25, 2012  koreandoll  3,360 said:

I gave this a try before and even a strawberry design :D

on January 24, 2012  petitechouxx  2,754 said:

nice look! i will try!

on January 24, 2012  AlexJC  50 said:

@Becky if you're in the GTA area, I got mine at Pacific Mall for about a dollar, however you can order them online at amazon

on January 24, 2012  LyrissaSmillie  9,449 said:

so cute!!!

on January 24, 2012  Becky  13,068 said:

love this look! And love the dotting tool..where did you get it?

on January 24, 2012  bdeyell86  2,033 said:

That is amazing! Love it!

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