manic[ure] monday: falling stars


Ever since I saw Emily’s pretty sparkly mani on Cupcakes and Cashmere, I’ve been drawn to glittery nails like a magpie to a shiny sequined handbag (that one’s for you, Lisa). I’ve seen lots of bloggers’ takes on how to do them yourself, and the easiest I found was using glitter polish and a small sponge — like an eyeshadow sponge or makeup triangle — to apply the glitter in an ombre pattern; sparsely on the nail and more concentrated toward the tip. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Beige Blast as a base with an inexpensive glitter polish from the drugstore. I’d recommend a good top coat when everything dries, otherwise the glitter will snag on everything {speaks from experience}.

About Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

11 thoughts on “manic[ure] monday: falling stars

  1. I love sparkly anything! ;) We’d love to see more posts if you want to share w us on – just log in and post under the Trends section!

  2. How pretty! I’m going to have to try this! …Though I’m sure my right hand will end up looking ridiculously bad.

    xx Melina

  3. I’ll have to try the sponge method. I tried another method I saw on line and it ended up globbing near the tips. It was not a pretty site.

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