VIDEO: DIY Hollywood-inspired Manicure

DIY manicure inspired by red carpet jewels.

It takes a lot more than a fancy gown to work the red carpet- you also need some fabulously fashionable nails. CoverGirl's manicurist to the stars (and fellow Latina!), Mar y Soul, stopped by the Shine studio to show us how to get a trendy look just in time for this year's Academy Awards or any other big event you might be celebrating this season.

To accomplish the fun look, you'll only need four items, and if you want to match the colors in this tutorials, check out the new CG Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Collection.

Get these tools:

-Fine-tipped tweezers

-A luxurious, jewel-tone polish; we used CoverGirl's polish in Outlast Stay Brilliant-Nail Gloss Wine Stain #275

-A clear nail polish, such as CoverGirl's Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Crystal Clear #105

-Swarovski crystals; we used baguette-shaped stones

Check out the step-by-step tutorial for this Oscars-inspired mani:

DIY: Hollywood-inspired manicureLearn how to get this manicure, perfect for outshining even the biggest stars on the red carpet.

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Follow these easy steps:

-Apply two coats of your colored polish; wait three minutes between coats to dry.

-Using the fine-tipped tweezer, add the crystal to the tip of the nail to elongate the look.

-Lastly, apply your clear polish to finish the look and give it extra shine.


And that's it! You'll have a manicure stylish enough to make any celeb jealous.