Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Glitter Nail Idea!

Hello everyone! It's been a busy weekend! I spent a lot of time on my Halloween look, and I'm so glad to hear so many of you enjoyed it. It was probably the most fun I've had doing a tutorial! I was also glad that since I was posting it at the last minute- it wasn't a look that requires you to go out and buy a bunch of stuff. So thanks so much for watching! :)


Today on the blog... I'm talking about a new nail idea that I got from Pinterest! I saw a picture of a deep colored manicure, topped with silvery glitter- but only on the bottom part of the nail! I don't think mine turned out quite as nice as the pic I saw, but you sort of get what I was going for. I'm not one who's really done a lot of nail art, but this seemed doable, and also a classy way to jazz up the nails for this season. The glitter makes me think of falling snow :)

Here are the polishes I used... Wet 'n Wild Fast Dry in Buy Me a Drink (might be limited edition- not sure), Nicole by OPI in Tip of the Iceberg, and Out The Door topcoat (4.99 at Sally's- as you can see :)

  • I applied 2 coats of the burgundy-wine colored polish.
  • I then coated the lower half of my nail with the silver glitter
  • Once that dries, I added more glitter- concentrating it more around the cuticle. Basically the glitter should look more dispersed toward the tip of the nail.
  • I topped it with a clear top coat.
flower rings: Forever 21

I was really happy with the end result, and I think this could be pretty with so many other shades as the base color- light or dark. Here's the sad part- one of my nails chipped a little on the very first day! :( I repaired the chip and they made it probably 4 more days. Are there any special nail techniques you've been enjoying lately?


Daily Nuggets...
  • Tomorrow is Halloween! We don't get that many trick-or-treaters, so Tyler and I made sure to pick up candy we knew we'd enjoy :)
  • It was amazing watching the Cardinals win the World Series Friday night! :D
  • While I like watching beauty stuff on QVC, I'm also fascinated with all the kitchen stuff they're showing on there today. I ordered these :)

29 comments:

  1. love wines with any glitter. glitter distacts me lol Great idea

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  2. This manicure looks really nice. I love the dark burgundy with the glitter and will try it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing.

    xx
    Chrissy

    P.S. I also loved your Halloween tutorial. Unfortunately Halloween is not that big of a holiday here in Germany.

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  3. Love it! Those are my college colors, might have to do that for the satellite party I'm going too soon.

    P.S. I heart In the Kitchen with David, too! It's a Sunday staple, especially after football season.

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  4. I ABSOLUTELY love this! Going to try it out this week since i have all 3 colors. Thanks.

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  5. Great color choices! Your nails on your video actually inspired me to try it on my on with a new polish I picked up at Rite Aids. A dark brown with gold flecks in it, topped with a gold/orange glitter at the base near cuticles. I got SO many compliments on it.

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  6. These look great! I love that WNW shade! I've really gotten into nail art stamping lately. It's nail art I can actually do - no artistic ability required!

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  7. I love that. It's good for the holidays or for a winter wedding.

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  8. Looks very pretty and easy to do :)

    I watch In the Kitchen with David just about every Sunday. I really want some of the temp-tations dishes. They are so pretty!

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  9. What a coincidence! I did something similar last night. But instead of placing the glitter all overe I just did strips. My base was burgundy, and then thin strips of silver that's topped with the glitter, finished with clear top coat.

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  10. it looks realy good (: Loved your halloween tutorial. It was great!
    Best wishes from germany ♥ (:

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  11. so pretty! i actually done my nails with a burgundy base with golden glitter at the tips, looks so holiday-ish :)

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  12. Very pretty! Perfect for the holidays. What color soup bowls did you get?

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  13. I love stuff from Temptations. I have two sets of her bake-ware it's great stuff. Enjoy!!

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  14. Oooooh I love this! I im in looove with glitter and another idea would be to try Sally Girl loose glitter (only $.99 at Sally Beauty Supply). I've only tried it on the tips of my nails - or on the whole nail (I have a blog post about it!)but I can't WAIT to try it the way you did it!!
    I just found Pinterest also! It is so inspiring to see everyones creativity and likes! I will have to find you! :*

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  15. WOW I Love that burgundy color. SO PRETTY

    xoJenn
    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  16. Wow! This technique looks fairly easy and so nice! Thanks for sharing. =)

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  17. I love this design! It inspired me to do my version of it :)
    http://happyyheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/nail-of-week-falling-stars.html

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  18. I like this, Emily! I'm not a glitter nail fan by any means but this seems like something I might try during the holidays. Love the nail color you chose!

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  19. Love Love Love Glitter nails! :) Check out my new blog please http://allthingsgirlyblog.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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  20. my mom got those temptations for her friends for christmas! They loved them!

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  21. Those soup bowls/sandwich plates are precious!

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  22. any dupe for this color since it is limited edition????

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  23. I freaking love this look!!!!! I think the colors you chose are purfect for it. I may have to try this.. I just hope i don't make a mess. Im so rubbish at painting my nails.. trying to get the glitter on the bottom is going to be a disaster!!

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  24. Where did you buy the Wet N wild buy me a drink nail polish?

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  25. I love this! I'm going to try it out for a wedding next weekend!

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  26. I don't know if you've tried this or have been told about it but N.Y.C. has a great fast drying top coat called Grand Central Station, I like it better than Seche Vite or Out The Door and it's less than $2.00

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