Our Favorite Nail Polishes for a Tamatoa Mani

Would you rather your nails be shinyyyyy? Same! As soon as we saw Moana for the first time, we knew Tamatoa’s scene would remain one of our favorite Disney Style inspirations until the end of time. His song is super catchy, and who doesn’t love the idea of covering everything in gold? That’s why we’re here with our top nail polish picks to help you get the perfect Tamatoa mani.

1. China Glaze 2. Julep 3. Essie 4. butter LONDON 5. Deborah Lippmann 6. Amazon 7. Orly 8. Morgan Taylor


Tamatoa’s base color is a vibrant purple, which happens to be one of the perfect polishes to take your manicure from summer to fall. A purple that’s a bit more neon will look great while it’s still warm outside, and a darker shade will look flawless when autumn hits. Remember to use a base coat of white under neon nail polishes to help them pop!


To recreate the ombre effect on Tamatoa’s claws, we picked out a couple different coral and peach polishes. You’ll want two different shades in this family to help create a gradient look, or grab your trusty white nail polish and mix up a lighter color. Use a makeup sponge, and dab the polishes on your nail to get that perfect ombre.


Last, but most definitely not least, is gold. This is where your Tamatoa mani really comes to life! Don’t be afraid to pile on the brightest, chunkiest gold glitter polishes you can find. Have you recently stumbled across gold rhinestones and nail studs? Throw those in there too! Really get into character with this one, and remember to have fun.

Show us your shiny Tamatoa mani on Instagram by tagging @DisneyStyle!


Posted 3 years Ago
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