Hey ladies,

This week we’re hitting a couple of major fashion trends that we’ve been seeing this fall– the military trend and the abundance of crosses! We were inspired by these cute Lulus finds below that combined the two:

The Praise the Roof Studded Army Green Military Jacket and the Mighty Mighty Cross-tones Studded Black Dress

So today we’re going to show you how to do your own army green cross nails!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

What you’ll need:
– army green colour nail polish
– fast dry top coat
– gold microbeads
– a toothpick

Start with a few coats of your base colour. Apply a fresh coat just before starting with the next steps– the fresh coat of polish will act as an adhesive for your beads!

Now take your toothpick and dip the tip into your clear nail polish. Then touch the tip of the toothpick to a single microbead to pick it up.

Then simply touch the toothpick to the spot you want to stick it to on your nail. Your tacky nail polish will grab it off of the toothpick!

Continue picking up and touching each bead to your nail to form a cross pattern. If crosses aren’t for you, check out this tutorial for microbead studded nails

Add a top coat to seal in the beads and wait for your nails to dry completely so that the beads don’t move around, and you’re all done!