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Pastel Nails with Studs to Put a Spring in Your Step

A little pastel goes a long way toward making spring feel right around the corner, even if there is still snow outside your window. So, liven up your end-of-winter look with these playful ruffian nails with studs. Warm weather is closer than you think!

Two-Toned Ruffian Nails with Studs

Inject a bit of spring into your nails this week with these two-toned ruffian nails with studs. The matte look is a season favorite, and I think a combination of nude colors and pastels always works well. So while you're waiting for the snow and cold to end, give these pretty nails a try. They'll keep spring and warm weather fresh on your mind! Plus, this look is so simple to create that you can do it easily.

All you'll need to get started are a nude and two pastel polishes, a nail art brush, pastel studs, glue (optional), and shiny and matte topcoats.

Two-Toned Ruffian Nails with Studs: Steps 1-2

1. Paint your nails with a nude base color. Then, using a nail art brush and a pastel color, paint halfway across the base of your nail ā€” without touching the cuticle. Start in the middle, and work your way outward.

2. Repeat this with your second color. Be careful ā€” you don't want to rush and get paint all over your cuticles.

Two-Toned Ruffian Nails with Studs: Steps 3-4

3. Then, using topcoat or glue, stick a studs at each center of the colored parts of your nails.

4. Add a regular topcoat. Once the first topcoat is dry, add a matte topcoat to really make the accents pop!

Check out more of Alice's nail tutorials at One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now Iā€™m not so sure!

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