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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nail Polish Noob: Glittery Idiot-proof Nails

Here's a great way to cheat if you suck at applying nail polish -- slap on the glitter!
It's a trick that I've been using for years to mask my untidy application but too much glitter can seem tacky and juvenile.

Instead, I attempted this Lilac & Gold glitter gradient.
Blabber on how I did it after the jump!

  1. For the base color, I used two coats of this sheer lilac shade (from Color Combos) with fine gold glitter
  2. Then, I concentrated the Anna Sui Nail Color in 802 on the tips of the nail, dragging the glitter halfway down towards the the cuticle
  3. After that, I applied another coat of the base color over the glitter to blend
  4. Finally, I applied top coat from The Face Shop
You simply can't go wrong with this method even though you're known to paint on streaks.


plue said...

oooh it looks nice! simple too!

xin said...

very pretty! you are definitely getting there :D

yvonne said...

wow! This is something hassle-free for someone like me :p I'm a sucker for applying nail polish and it's always a messy job.

Love your tips here ^^

beetrice said...

like! :D

Tine said...

I've seen this glitter-tipped nails around but haven't tried it out yet. After seeing this, well, project! :P

lyn said...

Very nice indeed! Thanks for the idea :-) Must try this out someday.

Connie De Alwis said...

Plue: Thanks! Really very simple! Requires a lot less neatness compared to applying a single color

Xin: He he he got "guru" to teach me ma :p

Yvonne: Glad you found the tips helpful :) I'm the same. I like the look of nail polish but I'm so horrible at applying them

Connie De Alwis said...

Beetrice: Like your comment! :D

Tine: Great for Christmas! I suddenly have many glitter nail polishes to play with. They're a b!tch to remove though

Lyn: Welcome! We shall all have glitter nails for Christmas!

yummy411 said...

so purrdddyy!

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