Celeb nail how-to: Copy Demi Lovato's gold leaf studded manicure

Published Friday, Dec 20 2013, 17:50 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
We love a bit of celeb nail inspiration and Demi Lovato is onto a winner with her fierce gold leaf manicure!

The US X Factor judge, who announced her departure from the show this week, gave herself a DIY mani before revealing the fruits of her labour on Instagram earlier this week.

Demi Lovato shows off gold leaf and studded manicure on Instagram - 15 December 2013

© Instagram / @ddlovato

Pointed tips? Check. An awesome gold leaf design? Check. Pyramid studs? Check!

Yep, Demi's nail art has got it all going on, so it's no surprise we've made it our mission to recreate her stunning talons at home.

Demi used her own kit, The New Black Demi Lovato Three-piece Set, £15.50 from feelunique.com, for her dramatic mani.

The New Black Demi Lovato Shattered 3-Piece Set, £15.50 from feelunique.com

Demi Lovato Shattered Three-piece Set, £15.50

Ciate Underwear Base Coat Treatment, £11

Ciaté Underwear Base Coat Treatment, £11

And it's actually pretty simple to copy (phew!) - here's how:

1. Start by applying a base coat to avoid staining your nails (we like Ciaté Underwear Base Coat Treatment, £11). Next, take black polish and apply all over your talons. Leave to dry, then apply another coat for an opaque finish.

2. Using Demi's Textured Gold Leaf Foil polish, apply one coat over the whole nail and allow to dry.

3. Slick on your favourite top coat and while this is still wet, take Demi's gold studs and apply three to the base of each nail in a triangle shape. You may want to use a pair of tweezers or a toothpick to help get your studs in the right place.

Alternatively, if time is of the essence why not try out a super-quick shatter effect? Simply apply your black shade as usual and leave to dry, then add just one coat of OPI Gold Shatter, £11 from beautybay.com, or Barry M Instant Nail Effects Crackle in Gold, £3.99.

OPI Gold Shatter, £11 from beautybay.com

OPI Gold Shatter, £11 from beautybay.com

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Crackle in Gold, £3.99

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Crackle in Gold, £3.99

Who knew nail art could be so easy?

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