Monday, September 10, 2012

Mani Monday + Tutorial

I am super excited about today's mani! I saw a look similar to this on Pinterest and decided to recreate it and I love the way it turned out! I have also included a short tutorial on how to recreate this look so you can try it too! 

Today I am wearing Wet n' Wild- Black Creme with gradient tips in L.A. Girl Glitter Addict- Provocative. I'm absolutely in love with this color combination. Even my husband commented "That is REALLY Cool!" when he saw my nails. Don't you just love it when they notice! 

Wanna try this look yourself?
Doing glitter gradient tips is actually very simply an requires almost no skill. First you paint your entire nail in the base color. In this case I used 2 coats of Black Creme by Wet n' Wild.
Then start at the middle of your nail and paint a thin layer of glitter polish. 

Once that layer of polish is dry start at the middle of the glitter polish and paint another layer.
 After that layer is dry paint the final layer just on the tips of each nail. This will give the glitter a beautiful gradient effect and the tips will be dense with glitter.

Top it off with a nice quick dry top coat I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri and you are good to go!

I hope you enjoyed today's mani Monday! Don't forget to follow my blog and leave me a comment if you loved this post!


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  2. Very Cute! Found you from Mani Monday :)

  3. neat-o from an old school paint my own all the time. Like some of the new - not the magnet one- just looked messy to me ,on me. Thanks~ will try this one!!!

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  5. Great post! It’s something I have never thought about, really, but it makes a whole lot of sense.
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