By now, you must know that I am a metallic addict. Sparkle, shimmer, shine…all things I overuse in my wardrobe and beauty product choices.
And here’s Essie, coming to my rescue (yet again). Essie’s Mirror Metallics line is a dream come true for a girl like me. Have you seen those epic manicures on Pinterest or Tumblr that are so metallic they look like melted gold? Odds are, it’s Essie.
Best of all, she’s offering 5 shades (from classic trendy to eccentric trendy) so that girls, no matter what their style, can buy in on the metallic trend. At $8 a pop, it’s a worthwhile investment because you won’t find quality polish with good metallic options elsewhere. (Side note: Penny Talk is my personal fave.) So hit up your nail lady, Ulta, favored drugstore, etc. and get your shine on!
2011 has been a year of experimentation when it comes to manicures. And I love em all. Crackle, magnetic, marble….you name it, I like it.
Sheer boredom and obsession with glitter made me play around with two colors I already had the other day, and voila!
I used Sephora Brand’s Double Platinum for the first layer and Urban Outfitters’ Dust for the sparkle. Here’s how:
- Paint one (or two) coats of a sheer silver color. (You can really do this with any color your choose.)
- Paint a thing layer of Dust on each nail, (carefully!) only letting the little baby glitter specks get on your nail and the big glitter pieces at the tip. [Disclaimer: NOT an easy task. But like I said, bored? Try it.]
- Scoop Dust with your brush (and attempt to scoop as many big glitter pieces as possible) and then line the edges. Do as many layers as you so choose, but let each coat dry thoroughly before you do (because otherwise you’ll move the glitter).
Feel free to go wild and be messy with it. The messier, the better. It’ll look like falling, glittery snowflakes. And that’s appropriate and a win.