I have a ridiculous weakness for anything that sparkles. Sequins, love to wear them, statement jewelry, can’t pass it up, sparkly Christmas ornaments, glitter shoes…it doesn’t matter, if it even slightly sparkles I can’t look away. I attribute my affinity for all things garish and shiny to either growing up in Miami, Florida or sharing a birthday with Elizabeth Taylor. Maybe it’s the combination of these two things that feeds my love of glitter:) Given this, I decided to spruce up my regular dove gray manicure. The color is a great neutral but let’s be honest, everything is better when it sparkles.
This polish is Julep’s Dendrie and I actually picked up both it and the loose silver glitter for only a dollar each at the recent Juelp warehouse sale.
DIY manicures can but tough so here are a few of my tricks. Start with enough polish on the brush to get a good coat, then drop a dot in the center of the nail and push the polish toward your cuticles and then pull up along the nail. Sweep that dot of polish out and up either side for 3 total brush strokes.
Shake glitter over just the ring finger, then tap the excess off on a hard surface. Clean up extra glitter with a q-tip.
You can find these glitter pots at Julep or use craft glitter, just make sure the textture is very fine.
Since the look is monochromatic, glitter on just the ring finger adds a subtle sparkle as you pick up a glass when out for dinner:)
My style tends to be pretty classic, so experimenting with nail color is one my favorite ways to partake in new trends. This year anything goes in the nail polish department, from dark shades to light ones, glitter to crackle finishes, plenty of intricate designs and one of my favorite trends… the multicolor or ombre mani.
I love ombre, in fact this cream to coral ombre is pretty close to the colors I used for my wedding last year. We used a white peach bellinis is as inspiration and incorparted shades of champagne to coral to create a graduation of color. (That’s how you know it’s ombre).
I was looking through some of my favorite polishes and realized I could do a similar look for my nails which I really ended up loving. It was playful and modern without being overtly trendy, and the best part, I didn’t have to choose between my favorite Julianne Juelp polish and Mango-get-em from Loreal:)
To recreate the look find 5 polish colors in the same color family that get gradually lighter, start with the darkest on your thumb and move to the lightest shade on your pinkie. This ombre trend a fun way to sport some of this summer’s bright nail polish colors! Enjoy!
If you don’t have 5 polishes that fit the bill you can layer polshes from the same family over each other to get a gradation of color. (The color on my middle finger is a combination middle two polish colors).