[from the J Files]
One of my favorite beauty trends is the glitter tipped manicure. I learned recently that it is quite simple to do yourself. This is coming from a girl who can't sit still during a manicure, goes through at least three magazines getting a pedicure, and considers leaving the salon without smudging the paint a victory. I do manage to have the patience to do my own nails, every now and again. So, I put in a movie and tried doing the glitter tips and loved the results. Here is how to get a sparkly manicure:
1. Start with your base coat in any color of your fancy.
2. Apply a second coat.
3. Apply glitter to the tips of your nails. I sprinkled fine loose glitter to the tips of my nails and it adhered.
4. Allow to air dry for a couple of minutes and apply a clear coat to seal the manicure.
|Nails by Erin Rachel|
|Nails by Jenny C|
This manicure looks like the glitter was applied with a small flat brush to keep the glitter on a clean, straight line.
Confetti nails! You can add larger pieces of confetti glitter to your nails by dipping a wooden cuticle stick into clear nail polish, using the wet end to pick up the glitter and then adhering it to the top.
What's fun about this is that you can play with different polish and glitter combinations. The entire manicure took about 30 minutes and lasted for over a week. I did find that any polish that says "fast drying" on it doesn't work as well. Have fun!