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The Cute Cinco de Mayo-Inspired Manicure That Anyone Can Do

Cinco de Mayo is almost here—and for me, that means it's almost time for the holiday that involves three of my favorite things: a brightly colored, fiesta-ready outfit, guacamole and (best of all!) margaritas.

Since Cinco de Mayo happens to be my most beloved non-federal holiday, I decided to get into the sombrero-wearing spirit a few days early in the form of some festive nail art. My inspiration was a salt-rimmed margarita (obviously!), and as someone who is admittedly nail-art-challenged, I can attest that the process was surprisingly simple.

Follow these steps to get the look:

  1. Choose a bright lime-y green for the base, like Essie's Mojito Madness. Paint on two coats of the green, plus one coat of topcoat.
  2. Once the green polish is completely dry, paint a thin line of topcoat onto the tip of each nail.
  3. Carefully dip the tip of each nail into a small pot of white glitter.
  4. Use a thin brush to sweep away any excess glitter.
  5. Once dry, brush a topcoat over the the tips to seal in the glitter.
  6. Grab a margarita!

Click through below to shop what you'll need.

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You can't get more margarita-like than this.
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Activated by light, this topcoat will give your manicure gel-like shine and longevity.
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Choose a glitter with a texture reminiscent of salt.

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Cheers!

CN Digital Studio

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