Sparkling Red

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The weekend is almost here! In anticipation of the upcoming exciting activities I decided to do my nails. As you probably know, I love all things shiny and this time thought of incorporating glitter into my manicure. The aim was a fun yet sophisticated look rather than a disco ball type of thing. The greatest thing about this manicure that there are endless color combinations to try! I chose red glitter instead of the usual gold or silver and a soft pink nail polish to go as a base. After a little bit of experimenting I came up with an interesting result and thought I would share how to do it.

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You will need: clear polish (or base), light pink nail polish, brush and loose glitter

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1. Apply two coats of light pink nail polish

Apply clear polish to tips of your nails

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4. Shake off excess by tapping the tip of your finger on a hard surface

You can also rinse off excess of glitter under running cold water. It will help your nail polish to dry faster.



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  1. Amalia October 28, 2011

    Ohh I love it!!I wanna try it!Thanks so so much for sharing :):):)

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  2. October 28, 2011

    oh gosh, so cute!

  3. Johanna October 28, 2011

    Thank you so, so much for sharing this! When I first saw the done nails above, I thought I must find out how to master that. And you were so wonderful and told! Thank you! You made my day ;) xoxo

  4. Rin October 28, 2011

    Lovely! Looks like a simple way to do a glitter tip French mani :) The results is a lot more fun, though.

  5. Katerina October 28, 2011

    Thats nice! You remind me to do it, as i have a lot of colored glitters nd forgot about it:) Also, this kind of coloring stay longer on nails nd they look fresh

  6. KizzyDoll October 29, 2011

    Love those nails..they look marvelous!! I hope you have a great time on the weekend!! I copyright all my photos, it’s just lighter and not as visible for these ones ;) I know how people can swipe things!! I hope you’ve been doing well, on a break while my husband is off..shall be back Monday! I’ve been trying to do more outfit shots while he’s off, lol! Have fun doll xxx

  7. Maiken October 29, 2011

    hehe, I just got my nails done yesterday.. and my manicurist also used some glitter ;) obviously I love glitter on nails :P

  8. Mademoiselle Poirot October 29, 2011

    That looks great and I will have to try it. I love a little bit of of glitter!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend xo

  9. Beauty Snippets October 29, 2011

    Wow, love this! So simple but effective.

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  11. Samm October 30, 2011

    Brilliant post!! going to try this out :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog :)


  12. maryam maquillage October 30, 2011

    Super pretty!!! I would’ve never thought to do it that way, but it seems so much easier to get the ombre effect :)) thanks for sharing!!

  13. Sharon October 30, 2011

    lovee this!! soo cute!! maybee i’ll try this sometime!! :)

  14. Esther October 30, 2011

    amaaaazing nails! ^^

  15. Samantha November 1, 2011

    LOVE this!! Thanks! I will be trying it soon! :o)

  16. Karen U. November 8, 2011

    Oh wow, loved the idea. I’m gonna try next time I do my nails! I have so glitter, that I don’t think I will ever use it on my eyes, so this is a good idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

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