Monday, 30 January 2012

Tuxedo NOTD (Zooey Deschanel)

Zooey Deschanel (who starred in 500 Days of Summer and now plays Jess in New Girl) supported cute little tuxedos on her nails at the 2012 Golden Globes!

I recreated this look with a step-by-step tutorial for you to follow if you want to get Zooey's cute tux nails too!

Step 1: Paint your nails white

I used two coats of Revlon Nail Enamel in 050 White On White (over a base coat) to get a nice opaque snow white base.

Step 2: Black tips

Using a swipe method, I applied one coat of Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish in 080 Black Cab on the tips of my nails to create the French manicure look. 

Step 3: Buttons!

Zooey's nails actually had 3 buttons but I thought two fitted nicely on my nails. Hers also increase in size (from top to bottom) so it's up to you how you want them. I used a dotting tool to get perfect dots.

Step 4: Add the bow ties

These little bow ties are quite easy to draw. I used the nib end of my Inglot Nail Art Enamel in 36 Black two draw two rounded triangles that touch each other. You can just draw an 'x' and join up the edges, but this will be less rounded. 

You can stop here, and have a nice cream finish to the nails, just add a top coat to prevent chipping etc but being me, I had to add a little sparkle...

Step 6: Glitter top coat

I applied one layer of Nails Inc Electric Lane Holographic Top Coat to give me some extra glam to my little tuxedos! Then I used one layer of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (which is a new love!) to seal in my design. 

Hope you liked and enjoy the little tuxes your nails can wear!

Love love and tuxedolove!!
Toffee xXxXx


  1. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing xx

  2. So cute! I might have to try this out myself :)x

  3. ur nails are so pretty :)