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Tuesday Nailtique: Gold Glitter Manicure

I have a small pot of lose gold glitter that’s been sitting in my makeup box for years now.  I think it was one of those free samples from Sephora.  I bring it out on on Halloween and the random costume party when I need some glitter on my face or body.  Okay, who am I kidding?  I rarely have a use for gold glitter.  Well…I finally found a use for it.  Gold glitter manicure!!!  Here’s how you can DIY.

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You Need:
Clear Base + top coat
Solid nail polish #1, try a neutral or gray
Sold nail polish #2, try a light color (Essie Ballet Slippers)
Lose gold glitter

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat and paint 1 coat of solid color #1 on all nails except for your ring finger, where you should use solid color #2.
  2. Paint the second coat on each nail.  Before the nail dries, take the glitter and sprinkle it on all nails, except for the ring finger, where you will dip the tip of the nail in the glitter pot.
  3. Wait 5 minutes.  Paint top coat

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Tuesday Nailtique: Black with Gold Stripes

Loving the simplicity and chic-ness of these black and gold nails.  The black is pretty tough while the gold stripe adds a delicate touch to the manicure.  I love it!!  I’m going to take a stab a a DIY tutorial for you…

 

You Need:
Clear Base + top coat
Black nail polish
Gold tinsel, gold ribbon or something similar

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat and paint 2 coats of black on all nails.  Let dry.
  2. Trim gold tinsel so it’s the width of your nail.
  3. Dap a little clear polish on the bottom of the tinsel and carefully position it a few millimeters from the nail tip.
  4. CAREFULLY paint top coat.

 

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Tuesday Nailtique: Ciate Mini Mani Set

Fun, crazy manicures have been the trend of the year.  I’m not sure what happened but 2 years ago I was purging my nail polish collection and now I’m yearning to buy a new polish every week.

To help satisfy my manicure cravings, I’m going to pickup this awesome set from Ciate.  It’s available on Sephora.com for $58 and while that’s a little pricey when you break it down it’s really only $2 per polish.  Not a bad way to try some fun polishes & caviar nails.  This is the perfect gift for your fellow mani-lovers too!

CAVIAR Mini Mani Month from Sephora

What it is:
An entire month of truly lovable Ciaté mini Paint Pots.

What it does:
Give yourself a daily dose of color and let Ciaté brighten up your month. Every girl’s calendar can now be filled with a daily dose of delectable mini nail treats, as behind each door of this beautifully boxed set lies a vibrant surprise. This collection, featuring 20 bestselling mini Paint Pots and four mini Caviar blends, is perfectly designed and sure to be loved by nail enthusiasts everywhere.

This set contains:
– 20 x Paint Pot Nail Polish
– 4 x Caviar Pearls
– Funnel

Tuesday Nailtique: The Accent Nail

I hope everyone is safe in the aftermath of Sandy.  If you’re one of the East Coaster’s stuck inside today here’s a quick and easy nail tutorial to keep you occupied.

You Need:
Clear Base + top coat
Solid nail polish, try maroon or oxblood
Accent nail polish in metallic or with glitter

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat and paint 2 coats of solid color on all nails.  Let dry.
  2. Paint one accent nail on each hand.  I find the ring finger is best.  1 coat should be fine, this way the base color shows a little too.
  3. Paint top coat

Stay safe.  XX, Sheree