Hey, Hola, Hoi!
In this blog post I will show you that you can easily sparkle up your nail look and achieve a glam effect without it looking tacky or cheap.
When it comes to glitter and pearls for your nails, I always say less is more. If you decide to go for glitter in your design, I suggest you stick to one or two colors. Your nails will look very chic if you put red glitter over red nail polish, for example.
In this tutorial I used pearls in a way that they are not often used. Usually you would splatter the tiny pearls and let them cover your whole nail. The design that I like requires more precision and time, however I think that the result is absolutely worth it!
For this design you need:
1) Black and nude colored nail polishes. I used Only You nail polish in Black Passion, which you can get at any ICI Paris, and a HEMA nail polish in Nude (little secret – HEMA polishes are one of my most favorite!)
2) White pearls that I found at Claire’s.
3) A dotting tool and tweezers.
Step 1: Apply as many coats as it takes to make the color of your nails look opaque. I usually apply 2-3 coats.
Step 2: Once the nail polish has completely dried, take the dotting tool and dip it the black polish. Once the polish is on the dotting tool, gently press the tip against your nail. For each dot you will have to dip the dotting tool in the nail polish again.
Step 3: After completing all the dots, we can move on to the pearls. Spread the pearls on a piece of paper and pick them up one by one with tweezers. Dip each little pearl into the black nail polish – don’t overdue it, just enough for it to stick to the nail – and then apply the pearls to each dot.
Step 4: Wait for it to dry out and you are ready to go! Quick tip: you can spray some hair spray on your nails, after they are dry. The spray will lock the pearls in place. It’s very important to wash your hand afterwards!
I would recommend this look for a party or a night out, because this particular design wouldn’t last for a few days. So if you want to add something extra to your little black dress, this nail art design would add a perfect special detail to your look 🙂
How do you implement glitter and pearls in your look? Please comment down below and show me your take on this technique 🙂