Eye Manicure DIY

Too cute! Eye mani DIY (click through for tutorial “Eye”ve had my “eye” on this manicure for a few weeks now, and I was so ridiculously excited to try it out that I just couldn’t wait any longer. In case you haven’t “seen” what I’m talking about, eyes have been super trendy over the last year, and I’m totally hooked on them—winking eyes, sleeping eyes, regular ol’ eyes…I love them all. I’ve noticed a couple of really cute nail ideas with them recently, but this one where the eye is at the cuticle of the nail is my favorite. And, if you aren’t a home nail professional, don’t worry, I replicated this look the most foolproof way I could because I find tiny nail art to usually be difficult for me too. 

Too cute! Eye mani DIY (click through for tutorial Supplies:
-nude, white, and blue (or whatever color of eyes you want) nail polish. I used Essie “Topless and Barefoot”, Maybelline “Porcelain Party”and Sally Hansen “Blue-Away.”
French manicure half moon tip guides
black nail pen 
-small hole punch
-fast dry top coat

Untitled-1First, you’ll want to use the nude color as the base coat for your manicure. Allow the polish to completely dry, and then use the tip guides to block off an oval shape that mirrors your rounded cuticle line. Paint the exposed cuticle oval with the white polish, let it completely dry, and slowly peel off the tip guide (you can even use a coat of the fast dry topcoat here to ensure that it’s cured). Once the white has dried, cut your tip guides in half and use your hole punch to punch small holes into the guides. Peel the guides and position the hole in the middle of your white ovals. Use your colored polish on top of the hole. Let the polish fully dry, and peel off the tip guides. Use your polish pen to dab a small dot of black on each eye center. Once the black is dry, finish your look with your quick-dry topcoat.

Too cute! Eye mani DIY (click through for tutorial)Too cute! Eye mani DIY (click through for tutorial If you don’t have a small enough hole punch, you could use a small paintbrush to dab a dot of eye color on instead, but I like how precise the circles are with the punched-out guide method. I think this mani choice is totally pure fun and I can’t help but think of eye-related puns and songs every time I look at my hands. For some reason though, I always feel like somebody’s watching me…xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Janae Hardy, Laura Gummerman, and Emma Chapman.

  • pretty nail art 🙂 love essie nail polishes

  • Love essie nail polishes and lovely nail art 🙂
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  • I love this! It’s so different and quirky, but doesn’t look trashy or too weird. LOVE.


  • I agree! Jamberry’s are so much easier! http://kristinwoodwick.jamberrynails.net

  • These are so quirky! I love nail designs that are a bit different 🙂 Would love to see more manicure ideas from you guys!

  • Hahahahahah
    I loooooove this one!!

    I imagine my husband’s reaction waking him up with a big ten-eye hug!!
    ha ha ha

  • Love how this turned out! Although I’d be pretty unsure on how to draw those eyes haha. Beautiful idea! Xoxo


  • Not a huge fan of elaborate manicures but this one I love!


  • This is a fun nail look! Essie has the best neutral & pastel polishes.

    Happy Wednesday 🙂

  • looove this idea! I have a teeny tiny heart hole puncher. I think I may try it with this. Fun!!!!

  • This is such a fun gorgeous manicure – would be suitable for a music festival!

    Warm Regards,

  • This is so creative! Love it. I wish we had Essie where I live, that shade is gorgeous<3


  • These are hilarious and fun albeit a little creepy (in a good way ;))! Kind of looks like your fingers are nodding off. Looking down at these nails would be a good reminder not to take things too seriously!


  • Yes! Too cute! Love these cute nail ideas!


  • Love it! Need to try this mani on my nails!


  • This looks like such a fun manicure and it’s so simple to do to xoxo

    ♥ Cateaclysmic ♥

  • For those of us who are terrible at nail art there are always jamberrry nail wraps. They are so easy and you can even design your own wraps. You could very easily replicate this look with a wrap and it would be flawless. Check it out www.hradcliffe.jamberrynails.net

  • That’s so cute! I have an eye necklace and I’m pretty sure these would go together quite nicely on a day where I feel like being matchy matchy.


  • I love this so much! The only thing that stops me from getting these is that finger nails grow out so quickly! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • ah, these are awesome! those half moon tip guides are a genius idea!

    Mocha and Moccasins

  • I bet you could punch several tiny circles in those nail tip guides, use 2 of them diagonally across the nail & paint with different coloured polishes for a confetti effect.

    I’m more than useless at nails, I can’t even just paint a nice, neat bottom coat never mind do nail art, so I’ll let somebody else test my theory!!!

  • Eye just happen to eye-dore all your eye-mazing puns.

    I SEE what you did there.

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