6-Second Nail Designs: Your Mani Just Got a Lot Easier

Is your two-day-old mani just not cutting it? From glitter to ombre nails, we've recorded 6-second manicure how-tos to give your digits a quick makeover





Robin’s Egg Glitter Nails


To update a plain manicure quickly, think about combining unconventional colors; If you're already wearing light blue polish, try topping it with bronze glitter.

Polka Dot Tango Nails


Drop two blobs of polish for dipping onto a scrap of paper. Dip a Q-tip or small paint brush into the nail polish and apply tiny or large dots on your nails. For a twist, use more than one color, like mint green and bright red on a light pink base.

Multi-Color Manicure


The French manicure is tried and true -- but also tired. Modernize it by swapping neutral hues for brights. Curve a piece of tape along the tip of your nail. Paint a complimentary color on the exposed tips. After 30 seconds carefully remove the tape. That's it!

Triangle Tape Technique


Start with a day-old manicure and choose a contrasting light or dark color. Here we started with yesterday's beige base and added a dark brown complement. Affix two pieces of tape to form a triangle design. Paint the open space on your nail and let sit for 30 seconds before gently removing.

Ombre Nails in 5 Shades of Gray


If your two-day-old mani is already messed up beyond repair, get out the remover and make a fresh start with super quick ombre nails. If you’re anything like us, you already have 50 shades of grays, blues and reds that are almost identical, but not quite. It takes no extra time or skill to pick out 5 shades and paint your nails light to dark.

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