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These DIY Evil Eye Nails Take Half Moon Manis to the Next Level

We’ve been seeing a lot of eye designs around lately, and we can’t get enough! From jewelry to sweatshirts, eyes are everywhere, and we’re not mad about it. If you’re looking to experiment with this fun trend, look no further than your own fingernails. Not only is the design super cute, it’s an easy way to take a half moon mani to the next level.


Many cultures believe that wearing eyes protects you against the evil eye that causes misfortune. Once you try this nail tutorial, you’ll have ten hater-blockers on you at all times!

Materials:
base coat
– bright coral polish (I used Bikini Coral by Floss Gloss)

– white polish (We love Alpine Snow by OPI)

– bright blue polish (I used No Room For The Blues by OPI)

– black polish (We love Black Oynx by OPI)

topcoat

Tools:

– thin striper brush

– dotting tool

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Start by applying a base coat on your nails. Then, apply two layers of bright coral polish on all of your nails. You can use any base color you like, but we love using bright coral for spring and summer. Once the base color is dry, use your striper brush to paint a white semi-circle at the base of each nail. To make it easier to apply evenly, draw a line near your cuticle to create the base, then add the semi-circle to the top (or if you can’t freehand, use hole binding stickers to create your half moon mani! Just reverse the order of the color you paint your nails.) Once the white polish is dry, use your striper brush and blue polish to paint a circle in the middle of the white semi-circle.

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Once the blue polish is dry, use the dotting tool and the black polish to add dots in the center of the blue circles. Pro tip: Use light pressure when you’re painting the dots — you don’t want to dent the base layers of polish! Once everything is completely dry, top it all off with your favorite topcoat.

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Now you can keep an eye on absolutely everything ;)

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What’s your favorite nail art to DIY? Tell us in the comments below.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*