Wednesday, 11 April 2012

How to make matzah nails

I had a couple of people ask how I made the matzah nails. So I put together a little step-by-step to show how I did it.

I used acrylic paints because its easier to mix the exact colour you want. But it would be just as easy to do with polish if you had the right colours available.

The pictures show pretty well the layers I put together to create the effect, but heres a little extra explanation just to be even clearer:

1. Start with a white base.
2. Sponge on a layer of an off white colour.
3. Outline roughly with some dark brown.
4. Add black dots in a grid.
5. Add orangey/brown blobs all over.
6. On some of the blobs, add some darker brown.
7. add black to a few of the dark brown parts (you can also add some black round the edges).
8. Add blobs of the colour used in (2) on some of the black/brown blobs (but not on all of them).
9. Add a layer of top coat to give it a smoothed shiny look.

Here are my original nails with the matzah to compare to:

I hope this is helpful!


  1. Wow! I'm really impressed! I don't like matzah but your manicure is a perfect reproduction. BRAVO!

  2. Totally awesome that you pulled inspiration from a matzah! These came out great and your tutorial is fab!

  3. I love this. Matzah with butter is the bomb! Never would have thought to do this. I should pay more attention to what I am eating for inspiration.

  4. That's amazing! The result looks sooo delicious~ =)

  5. these nails are maybe the dopest thing I've ever seen. I can't believe how much they look like actual matzah! I gave you an award here :)

    seriously this may be my favorite mani ever.

    1. Thank you for the comments and the award :-)

  6. This is incredible! Extremely detailed nail art; awesome!

  7. this is so good! omg, perfect! totally love, probably gonna make it as well :))