7 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 4 - foolproof glitter tips


When I first started painting my nails I used to be obsessed with trying to do an at home french manicure, but I could never get the straight white tips right- even using those little nail guide stickers it just didn't look perfect enough.  These days if I fancy painting the tips of my nails I have a little trick which takes all of the stress out of trying to get those straight lines - glitter...



Here I've painted my nails with Essie's after school boy blazer which is a gorgeous, rich, deep navy which goes on opaque in one coat.  Once that was dry, I took China Glaze doll house which is a rose gold glitter suspended in clear polish.  The glitter particles are all the same size, roundish and not too tiny, which makes this a perfect polish for dotting on in a line.  I start of by applying glitter cirles in a row closely together across the edge of each nail, straight from the bottle.   Because they're all the same size and you can concentrate on lining them up next to each other, you simply can't end up with a wonky line.  After that's done I just go over with a bit more glitter to build up the line more for extra sparkle.  Easy!

Are you feeling inspired to give some easy nail art a try?

8 comments:

  1. I wish my nails were long enough to sport this style! Yours look so pretty. xx

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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    1. Thanks hun - they're not very long really - I have quite small nails. I'm always trying to grow them longer but they break too much!

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  2. This is so pretty! I wish my nails were longer to do this x

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    1. I think this would work on any length nails to be honest - I can never really grow my nails much longer than this :(

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  3. This is my favorite look by far. I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thank you! Tweet me a pic if you try it xx

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