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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Wait 5 minutes. Paint top coat
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…
Clear Base + top coat
Black nail polish
Gold tinsel, gold ribbon or something similar
- Paint base coat and paint 2 coats of black on all nails. Let dry.
- Trim gold tinsel so it’s the width of your nail.
- Dap a little clear polish on the bottom of the tinsel and carefully position it a few millimeters from the nail tip.
- CAREFULLY paint top coat.
Halloween is right around the corner so you only have a short time to show your Halloween spirit! Get some inspiration from these manicures for a fun-filled, spooky end of October.
Oxblood is the color of the season, so why not sport the trend on your nails? Check out this great Fall mani spotted on Jason Wu’s runway models.
photo from hotbeautyhealth.com
Base + top coat
Solid nail polish in oxblood, burgundy or similar color
Gold accent nail polish
French manicure tape or tape trimmed to fit nails
- Paint base coat.
- Paint 2 coats of solid color on all nails.
- Let dry.
- Position french manicure tape so it lines up to the curve of your nail. This is different than a traditional French manicure because it’s not just on the tips. It’s more fluid.
- Paint gold accent color on tips.
- Let dry.
- Paint top coat.
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.
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