Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's all about the Glitter

Back in August this post by Anna started my obsession with nails and then she added to it with this post.  I have had glitter and patterned manicures on the brain ever since.  Apparently I am not the only one because I have seen them all over Blogland, Pinterest, and Twitter.

At the moment my nails look like this.

It took me a few about 6 attempts (and lots of nail polish remover) to get them close to my Pinterest inspiration (thanks for pinning Tesca). 

There are tutorials all over the web (even on YouTube) for this type of gradiated or ombré glitter manicure.  I used five (yes 5) different polishes: base coat, solid teal, teal glitter, clear with larger teal glitter and finally a top coat.  Apply base coat, then the solid color just a the edge (like with a french manicure), the glitter polish from the middle of the nail plate up to the edge,  the clear polish with large glitter a few millimeters from the cuticle all the way to the nail edge, and finally the top coat. A little time consuming I admit, but I love it.

We don't have Sally Hansen Nail Strips that Anna used available here in Germany, but yesterday I bought a set of Incoco Nail Strips  (A very big thank you to Frau Haselmeyer for finding them.)  You can guess what is going on my nails next. :) For right now though, it is all about the glitter.


  1. I love that you did this! It looks awesome! Probably a little labor intensive for me, but I confess glitter has been on the brain lately. I'll have to use some soon and see if I can get it out of my system... =)

  2. Love your nails and all kind of glitter as you know ;-) Thanks for the sweet link. It's always so much fun to meet you at Pinterest as well. And after your inspiring post I will work on my nail design skills. So far any polish just stays nice on my nails only for a day. After that it looks horrible...

  3. They look just fabulous....this something I never find time to do!

  4. Wow, that's beautiful!


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