Got You Covered: DIY Denver Broncos Nail Art

Denver Broncos nails

Learn how to do this Denver Broncos nail art yourself!
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Remember how earlier this month we told you COVERGIRL was teaming up with the NFL for fan-inspired nail polish bundles? And how they also came up with 32 OFFICIAL "fanicures", one for each team? AND how we promised if you guys voted, we'd show you step by step how to do the winning favorite team's nail art? WELP, you guys chose the Denver Broncos, and just in time for the weekend (and their game against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday), we're showing you how to DIY this look! #nailgating

Denver Broncos nails

Cop some team-appropriate nail polish.
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First, you'll need Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Go-Go Mango 245 and Sapphire Flare 307, a pair of scissors, a roll of transparent tape, and a pair of tweezers.

STEP 1: FIRST COLOR

Denver Broncos nails

Step 1, easy enough.
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Paint your nails with a solid coat (or two if necessary) of Go-Go Mango 245 for that orange base. (Truth be told, you can actually sub in any color combo with this tutorial, just make sure you're starting with the lightest color first.)

STEP 2: CUTTING

Denver Broncos nails

Pro tip: you can also make ask someone else do this step while your nails are still wet.
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Let that first layer of orange color dry and prepare for the ~fancy~ patterns by cutting up the transparent tape into small triangles. You can also do this cutting beforehand if you're scared of messing up your nails. We're risk-takers, NBD.

STEP 3: TAPING

Denver Broncos nails

OMG, WHERE DID MY THUMB GO??!?
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Once the orange has dried, stick the tape triangles onto your nails. A few things to keep in mind: make sure to start with the point of the triangle matching up with the left side of your nail beds, keep all of the triangles pointing in the same direction, and apply the tape as evenly and close to the nail as possible to avoid any weird bubbling issues.

STEP 4: SECOND COLOR

Denver Broncos nails

Oh, PHEW! There it is.
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Paint over your entire nail with the second color, Sapphire Flare 307.

STEP 5: PEELING

Denver Broncos nails

If you like the game Operation, you'll love this step.
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Wait just a beat until the first layer of paint is just a liiiiiittle bit dry (no sooner and no later—it's a delicate science so this may take a few times to get the timing right), then use your tweezers to slowly and precisely peel away the tape triangles.

ALL DONE!

Denver Broncos nails

Go impress everyone with your skillz!
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And there you have it! Your finished Denver Broncos ~fanicure~ ready for you to Instagram while holding some barbecue wings or your box seat tickets or the remote!

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