Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ombre Glitter Nails

So, I am obsessed with the trend of "ombre nails." (Painting your nails five similar colors, graduating from lighter to darker.)

I am also obsessed with glitter.  So, what do I do when both girls are sleeping and the hubby's out playing softball?  Ombre glitter nails, of course.

You will need:
clear base coat
clear top coat
five glitters in the same color family
nail polish remover

First, give your pinkie nail a generous coat of the clear base coat.  My nails were already painted and I was too lazy to take it off, which is why I did blue glitters.

On your pinkie sprinkle a bunch of your lightest color.  Continue going from lightest to darkest.   Make sure you apply your base coat right before you apply your glitter - it will stick the best this way.

Tap off all of the excess glitter and you'll end up with something like this.  {I put all of the extra glitter into a half a bottle of clear nail polish I had laying around. DIY glitter polish on the cheap.}

Dip a q-tip in nail polish remover and clean up the sides.  Wait about five minutes for all of the glitter to settle on your nails, and then paint on your clear top coat.

Let your nails dry and least fifteen minutes and you'll end up with something like this.  Enjoy your fun, glitter ombre nails and go on with your bad self.

{cheat sheet}


Delaney said...

How fun & sparkly!

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

Super cute!!! I totally love your blog!! What is the original blue you you have on?

Kristina said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!! I must try it!!!!

joen said...

Love it!

Jenni said...

although i wouldn't do the technique to myself, well, maybe on my toes...i LOVE it! i am just not brave enough! i love the classic french manicure look on my nails and that is how they are always done! But i may have to try it on the toes next time i get a pedi!

ragamuffinbeauties said...

Oh I miss your face friend! Love your hair in the last pic...hot mama! XO {PS Pinned your awesomeness!}

jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

So fun & sparkly! I never would have thought of using regular glitter on my nails...I bet my little sister would just love this! :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Love all that glitter! Fabulous idea :)

Denissa said...

SOOO cute!! Love them :) what color do you have on your nails under the glitter?

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Love love LOVE this! :)


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amycornwell said...

What a great idea! I have some MS glitter and am going to have to try this!! Thanks so much!

Chameleon Girls said...

Girl- this rocks! We just did this this week, but your tutorial is much better. Do you mind if I link yours up when we do post it?

grey rose (they/them) said...

you are ADORABLE.
love this idea and the shades you chose are just rockin' my socks!


Tara said...

holy crap, i am ALL OVER THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

Lani said...

I've done ombre nails but never thought to do it with glitter!! Lani


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