Who says you have to actually travel to the mysterious land of Egypt to be inspired by its beauty? Capture the intrigue of Egypt on your nails with this simple Egyptian nail art tutorial that features the Eye of Horus, the right eye of the sun god Ra.
Here are the tools you'll need: a clear base coat, a green nail polish (I used Jealous, Much? by Orly), and a black nail polish (I used Liquid Leather by China Glaze), a large dotting tool, black and white nail polish stripers, and a matte-finish clear top coat.
2. Using your black striper, paint the outline of the Egyptian Eye of Horus on the green nails. This includes an eyebrow, a slit for the eye big enough to put a large dot inside it, and two swirls on the bottom. (Check out this drawing if you need a guide.)
3. Dip your large dotting tool in black polish, and dot the pupil in the middle of each eye you drew. Clean off your dotting tool, and dip it in the white polish to add seven dots to each of the nails on your middle fingers, in the pattern shown.
4. Use your white striper to add curved lines around the top and bottom of each white dot to make them into eyes. Also use the striper to paint three delicate lashes on top of each eye, being careful not to touch the eyelid. Let your design dry for 10 to 15 minutes, and finish with a matte top coat.
And there you have it! An Egyptian-inspired nail design your friends will be eyeing with jealousy (I couldn't resist!).
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