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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.

 

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: Fall Manicure

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

You Need:
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

Instructions:

  1. Paint base coat.
  2. Paint 2 coats of solid color on all nails.
  3. Let dry.
  4. 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.
  5. Paint gold accent color on tips.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Paint top coat.