Saturday, September 15, 2012


diligently watching the spring 2013 new york fashion week shows i noticed a nail trend. a lot of nude nails, french manicures, metallics, glitter and plum tone nails. I decided to combine the trends i had seen and this is what i came up with. 

tools: nude, gold, plum and gold glitter polish. page preforators, scissor and a dotting tool.

step 1: paint two coats of nude nail polish (except ring finger). i used essie- sand tropez. the perfect nude nail!

step 2: on the ring finger paint two coats of gold nail polish. i used essie- good as gold. 

step 3: paint one coat of seche vite fast dry coat on all nails and allow 10 minutes to dry. 

step 4: cut the page preforators in half and place a half on to each nail. firmly press down the edges of the tape so there are no bubbles or gaps to avoid polish from seeping underneath the tape as you paint. then paint the tips of the nails in plum. i used esse- sole mate. 

step 5: using gold glitter polish, paint 5 dots closest to the tip of the nail and then using your finger tip blend the glitter downward toward the cuticle. this creates a gradient effect from the most glitter at the tip and least going down toward the cuticle. feel free to apply the glitter as it bests suits you. you may be able to get the same affect with a sponge. i prefer this look best when i use my finger tip because it allows me to control the amount of glitter on the nail.

step 6: finish the look with your favorite top coat. i used seche vite fast dry top coat. 


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