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March 26th, 2012
Manicure of the Week: Clear with Sparkling Tips

Hi Beauty Pies!

I’ve been more into my nails as of late, so I figured why not share it on the blog?

Anyhoo, I used to be irrationally obsessed with glittery nail polish as a pre-teen (and, frankly, a teen!) so this look is sort of a a modern throwback. . .a rebirth of glitter, if you will.


Keep reading to find out more about this look. . .

So, this look too almost no time at all. I HATE doing my nails myself, but this was actually fairly easy. Here are the steps I followed + products used:

1. Base Coat – I recently purchased Essie’s Protein Base Coat ($4) and I’m liking it. It’s clear but adds a nice bit of strength to my less-than-super-strong nails.

2. Sparkle Polish – It has literally been over 10 (more like 15 years) since I last purchased a polish with any sparkle, glitter or shimmer. I’d essentially outgrown it, but leave it to BirchBox to get me back on the bandwagon! This month’s box came with a full-size of Essie’s Set In Stones ($8) polish. On a whim, I decided to just paint my tips for a fun, semi-gradient effect. I have to say I love the outcome!

3. Quick Dry Top Coat – The good folks at Bloomie Nails in midtown put me onto Duri Cosmetics Miracote Super Fast Dry Top Coat ($7) and I have not looked back. It dries in seconds and never gets gloppy and sticky like Seche Vite can towards the end of a bottle. Waiting for my nails to dry used to be the bane of my existence — not anymore!

And, there you have it!

Here’s an up-close pic of one nail for the road. . .

So, what do you guys think? Would you try this look? Ever try any of these products?




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This entry was posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:36 pm and is filed under Nail Care, Nail Strengthener. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Manicure of the Week: Clear with Sparkling Tips”

  1. Marina says:

    LOVE it! So pretty!!!

  2. Ugochi @ Beauty 365 says:

    @Marina – thanks! what nail colors have been tickling your fancy lately?

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