Sunday, October 7

Nail Tutorial via Instagram

So, ladies. You know that kind of day where you forgot your camera charger at the wedding you went to the night before? That, my friends, is the definition of a fail, and that is also why you are getting this wonderful nail tutorial in small instagram pictures. I apologize for the lack of large, detailed, edited photos.

This was going to be a special one too because it isn't often that my nails come out good. I'd say 1 out of 7 of my manicures comes out the way I want it to. What can I say? You can't have it all.

Well, please try to appreciate this anyway, OK? I almost shed a tear when I realized my camera charger was not with me. Please cross your fingers that the venue has it for me, k?

This is {exactly} how I got these nails:

What You'll Need:
-base/top coat
-best color ever

1. Get a Julep Maven box here and use code COLOR2012 to get it for one cent! (This step is obviously essential because their nail polish is awesome). I know every nail polish claims not to chip, but this one is for reals.

2. Do a base coat with clear polish. I used Winning Nails Tough Coat Bonder & Sealer

3. Paint your nails in your awesome Julep color (fine...I guess you can use a non-Julep one too). I used Morgan.

4. Do a second coat.

5. Get yourself some loose glitter. I like Martha Stewart glitter. The one I used is called "smoky quartz." Pretty fab sounding, right? That's because it is. (I also glittered my iphone with it. I found a tutorial here by googling "glitter iphone case blogspot" bloggers never let you down, am I right??)

6. While your nails are still wet, sprinkle the glitter at the base of your nail, and if you're anything like me, you won't be perfect at it and you'll automatically get that little splatter going toward the middle/tips of your nails.

7. Apply a thick, glossy top coat.

You're done! Congrats, your nails are officially gorg (and a tad bling-y). Go celebrate with a glass of wine.

And also, don't forget about that finger crossing for my camera charger. I know these small pictures are pretty much ghastly.

Thanks. Bye.


Unknown said...

I'll have to try this!

Holly said...

That is awesome! I want to try this too now! Purple and silver look awesome. :)

Vicki said...

Love glitter accents on nails! I found you via wifessionals's blog!I'm your newest follower.

Check out my blog if you get a chance :)

jackffy said...

Nice post and blog! (;
Maybe u wanna follow each other?
If u wanna let me know.
Follow me, and I'll follow back. ♥

Love, Jackffy

Glossy Lala said...

I am your newest follower, if you like my blog feel free to follow me as well :).

I also have new section on my blog,check it out.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!! would be able to show them off while holding that glass of wine!!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

themosbysinchina said...

Your right, those are awesome nails. Well done!! I am terrible at painting my nails!

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

I have got so lazy with my nails.. yet my little girls are always done. Totally unfair if I do say so myself. Yours are gorgeous and I love Julep color. So pretty. Thanks for linking up for the hop.

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