You don't have to be a nail art fanatic to pull off this easy-to-do nude look: all you need is a flesh-toned polish and a neutral metallic.
After your base coat, apply two thin layers of nude polish.
Wait for a minimum of an hour before proceeding to the next step, which involves tape.
Once the nude layer is completely dry, use regular tape to section off the outer part of your nail.
Place it diagonally, leaving the part you want metallic bare.
Paint over with one coat of metallic, and peel the tape off while the polish is still wet.
Now repeat on the rest of your fingers, and seal the look with a high-shine topcoat.
The metallic mixed with a creamy nude offers a nice play of textures, and the muted look is suitable for even the most conservative workplaces.
Watch this clip for an even chickier nude DIY tutorial.