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}.

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  1. 11.8.12
    amy said:

    super cute nails

  2. 6.24.12
    Courtney said:

    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!

  3. 11.16.11
    Aley said:

    I love this color and the sparkle gives it just the right touch…

    xoxo aley

  4. 11.16.11

    pretty hands :)

  5. 11.15.11

    Did this tonight with a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher and the glitter is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Rockstar Pink! Awesome! :D

  6. 11.15.11
    Melina said:

    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

  7. 11.15.11
    Christine said:

    Love the manicure! I might have to try this for TurkeyDay or Christmas!

  8. 11.15.11

    I’m digging the weekly “manicure Monday” posts! I’m going to have to try this soon!

  9. 11.14.11

    So cute and feminine! Love that they look very subtle, remind me of a ballerina!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  10. 11.14.11
    Valerie said:

    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.