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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: 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

Tuesday Nailtique: Glitter Ombre Nails by Diana

Today’s guest blogger is my friend, Diana, who is a creative Maryland girl like myself.  I’ve been obsessed with manicures lately and Diana sent me some awesome pictures of her glitter ombre nails that she DIY-ed.  I loved them so much I asked her to come up with a tutorial for Tuesday Nailtique.  Check out Diana’s great tips on how to do this yourself.  Diana has some other cool things in the works so you might see more from her sometimes soon….Follow her on Twitter, or at dpulupa on Instagram.

 

all photos from Diana


You Need:

Clear Base + top coat
Solid nail polish in a metallic purple color (I used ULTA Purple Haze)
Accent nail polish in metallic teal color (I used Sephora by O.P.I. Mermaid to Order)
Accent nail polish in teal glitter (I used ULTA Love Fern) (Optional)
Make-up sponge (I cut mine into smaller pieces – see photo)

Instructions:


1.  Paint base coat and paint 2 coats of metallic purple color on all nails.  Let dry.


2.  Paint two lines of color on the make up sponge, one of the metallic purple color and one of the metallic teal color.

 
3.  Sponge the color on making sure the accent color is at the tips of nails, repeat until desired color is attained (I use two coats of sponging)


4.  Paint a thin layer of glitter at the tips of nails to desired glitter effect. Let dry.

5.  Use a q-tip or small brush dipped in nail polish remover to get any excess polish that the sponge may have left on your skin around your nails.  Paint top coat.

Tuesday Nailtique: Glitter Nails, perfect when traveling

I just got back from a 10-day trip to the West Coast.  We had a blast visiting Portland & Crater Lake in Oregon, driving through the redwood forest and down the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco and finally ending up in Sonoma.

At the end of a trip we were attending a wedding so I had a small conundrum on my hands…how do I keep a manicure looking good for 10 days?!?  The solution….glitter nails.  Paint them before you leave, bring a bottle with you and touch up on your travels.  Easy!!!

Here are some great glitter nail inspirations.


Gold is neutral enough for every day, yet classy for special occasions.  Inspiration from TheTrunkBlog.com


Silver or multi-colored is like gold, neutral but fancy for special occasions.  DimeonaDime.com gives great tips on how to remove glitter polish when you’re safely at home.


You can also try a glitter ombre.  Just don’t forget to bring a sponge with you!  Here’s a tutorial from HelloSunshine.com


Or try a reverse ombre with a clear basecoat and more glitter towards the tips.  Inspiration from ShoesShirtsAndOtherSht.com.

 

Tuesday Nailtique: Mermaid Manicure

Summer, the beach, swimming, mermaids…

Try a mermaid accent nail, inspired by Pshiiit.com.  Happy summer!!

You Need:
Base + top coat
Sparkly blue, green or silver nail polish
Black nail pen or permanent marker

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat.
  2. Paint 2 coats of the sparkly polish on all nails.
  3. On 2 nails, I recommend your ring fingers, carefully draw scales with the black nail pen.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Paint clear top coat.