Spring colors on nails are one thing, but adding some sparkle to the mix brings something different to the game.
I wanted to share a little manicure I did this week when I was feeling quite girly.
I used a pale pink as the base and then just layered a very chunky glitter polish, concentrating at the tips. I went for a glitter that had different sizes so it looked like the glitter was going down the nail. Something like this looks very clean and classic. But i think it it still looks unique, because many people ask to see them and compliment them! It’s an easy extra step to a normal pink nail polish. I think it’s worth it!
I did a simple and professional glittery nail because, let’s be honest, I can’t shake the holiday sparkles. I used this nude color polish from Forever 21 called “Natural” and then I brushed the tips of the nails with a Cynthia Rowley polish in the color “Gold Star”. They aren’t super glitzy, but I really think this would be a great workplace nail combination because they are subtle and very pretty.
I also used the nude color on my toes last night and it was really quite simple and chic.
I did a quick manicure the other night because I was feeling wintery. I love white nail polish but it’s so unnatural that I always forget to use it! I simply used that as a base and then put a glittery gold as a french tip, and my ring finger completely gold.
I did a glitter manicure over the weekend that I think is perfect for fall. In my opinion, glitter is always appropriate, but during the fall and winter it seems so much more magical.
I’ve had this glitter polish from Claire’s for so long, and I always love using it. I slightly ombred every nail but my ring finger, which I kept all glitter. The reason I liked this was it is almost a twist on a French manicure.
I have gotten soo many compliments on these, and the crazy thing is they were so easy to do! I simply layered one line of glitter first concentrated on the very tip of the nail. Once that dried, I kept layering the glitter down further and further until it started to resemble an ombre. It doesn’t need to be perfect, so there’s room for not-enough-sparkle or too-much-sparkle. Also, it’s easier to do this with a more chunky or fat glitter. This had an assortment of different glitter sizes, but there are some glitter polishes that are just way too thin, and it’s harder to ombre that kind. Since this is a cheap polish, it is extremely difficult to remove. I wanted a disclaimer in there because this polish stays on forever which is good, until you’re scraping it off and wishing you did a base coat. So try to layer a clear polish first, since it may come off easier. This worked well on my still kind-of short nails, and it also looks great on long nails! Try it out and tell me how it works. Since there’s so many colors in this glitter, it goes with everything! And it looks great while holding a smoothie or a pumpkin spice latte. I did a topcoat at the end to give a bit of shine. Hopefully this quick mani goes well for you!
I am back to blogging now that my summer classes are over. I’m currently on vacation in Georgia! I had a really cool and colorful chevron design on my nails when I first came here, but they were too chipped to show you. These are my new nails.
So originally I wanted my ring finger to be gold. When I went to buy the polish the black color (Maybelline Color Show in “Twilight Rays”) looked sort of gold because there is gold glitter in it. But when I put it on it was very very black. So be aware of that! The white color is also Maybelline Color Show in “Porcelain Party”.
The whole ring-finger-different-color thing is big right now, and so is black and white. So it’s a win-win!
I also bought a new topcoat that I highly recommend. It is the clear coat by Covergirl, and it was nice and smooth. It really protected my nails.
Tell me what you think of this design!
This is like a half inspiration post and a pieces-to-buy post.
I have no idea where the first or last pieces are from…but I know they are adorable. The first one is definitely from a one of the runway shows from the fall 2013 collections. I thought it was a great indication that there will be a lot of red for fall, as well as ornamented necklines. (Which is exciting)
THe second item is a beautiful shirt that can be worn with soo many things. It is a soft knit, so it can be worn during the summer, as well as transitioned into the fall. The hem is asymmetrical, and the oversized shirt is cut in a way that it is 1 size fits all (for the most part). I found this at a great new website that I want to see more of, called emmastine.com
The third item is something you might want to buy for an occasion, seeing as it is more expensive. The dress itself is made out of textured cotton and the top is a mesh material. The bust of the dress and the skirt is lined with a luxe material that reminds you why you spend so much for these cutout dress. It is gorgeous for summer events, and even works for the fall. I found this at shopbop.com
The last item is one I found online and can’t quite locate. But you can find these almost anywhere. I love the graphic tees for summer because they can be worn with skirts, shorts, and over bathing suits. I found so many like this at Forever 21.
Today I got some nail stickers and did a fun manicure that is perfect for spring. Glitter and mint are huge this season, so it’s perfect.
I got Sally Hanson nail stickers in “Holi-Daze” (clearly left over from Christmas, but it worked! ) and put them on every finger but my ring finger.
I then used Nicole by OPI in My Lifesaver (pretty sure it was from the Justin Bieber collection) on my Ring finger.
And there! It’s easy, and more fun than a normal manicure.
What do you think?
I am still trying to find a good design for my next nail idea. I loved the way this looked! This is not mine, but it might be what I do next! The peach color is adorable, and you can even reuse it for the nail with the sparkle.
To do this, you only need to paint your thumb, pointer, and pinky finger a peach color. The middle finger is a chevron nail sticker, and they can be found in a majority of places. They have these awesome stickers on Etsy.com with many other types of patterns as well. Sally Hanson and Sephora also carry chevron-patterned nails. The ring finger is a sparkly nail, but you could out the peach used from before, and then use two coats of sparkles on top to give it the illusion that it is a sparkly peach color.
I did a new manicure today where the sparkles are thick at the end of your nail and less sparkles near your cuticle.
I started with Nicole by OPI in “Party in the Penthouse” and did 2 coats. I then layered a sparkly glitter polish by Cynthia Rowley and put it down 3/4 of my nail.
Once that dries, do sparkles 1/2 down your nails. Finally, after drying again, put the glitter at mostly your tips. Then finish with a top coat!
This is super easy, and sort of reminds me of mermaids 🙂
As always, give feedback!