Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Missing Summer? Sparkle Nail Tutorial

you may be wondering - what's up with all the fashion posts this week so let me give you a heads up. my official title is Glambassador, but it is a fancy word for a blogger who collaborates with Glamour magazine. last month we worked together on a creating a series of posts - three different outfits featuring the new ESQ Movado watch. those posts will continue to be posted this week. in the meantime and in-between, let's enjoy some beauty!

here in Denver, summer is just a tease. with the occasional day over 70 degrees, i begin to get my hopes up and put my winter wardrobe away only to have it drop back to 30. if you'd like to dream of summer or are already in the midst of it, here is a tutorial to keep you sparkly.

*throws glitter*

i love all that glitters. i mean it. i am one of those people who believes that if you add glitter to anything, it looks better. makeup, artwork, toothpaste, frosting, car paint, jewelry...you see what i mean? i remember when i first received my engagement ring, i was driving down the road when i realized the sunshine on my ring was causing a disco ball effect on the ceiling of my car (this is making my ring sound much larger than it really is, it's modest, i promise). makes me smile just thinking about it.

during the summer months i particularly love to glitter up my toe nails and watch them shine. with the winter months here i haven't been using as much of the glitter. i thought it would be fun to do a quick and easy tutorial for a subtle glitter polish that is fun to use, even mid November.

for this look i used:

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Glitter Polish
Revlon Speed Dry Polish in Nude
Seche Vite Top Coat

first, apply a single layer of your nude polish for an even canvas to glitter up:

second, add two coats of your glitter. believe me, one is just not enough:

finish your polish with the Seche Vite top coat. (btdubs, adding so many layers makes the polish fairly thick so it will not chip as easily, but it will peel faster.)

enjoy your sparkly fingertips and think sunshine.



  1. Hi, Kristie!! I'm here to follow you back! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tutorial!! Glitter really is SO much fun. (As long as you can get it to stay where you put it!!) I'm curious if you know of any glitter polishes that would work over a very dark base color? (Think gunmetal grey!)

    Looking forward to reading more!!

  2. Melissa, i think glitter polish is pretty versatile in that it looks good on light or dark colors. i would go for a silvery glitter to go over your gunmetal grey (i love that color).

    thanks for dropping by.

    thank you! xo

  3. Gorgeous!! I looove glitter polishes but they're such a pain to remove... xx

  4. Amazing post dear!
    Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

  5. Very girly nails so cute.
    New follower!!!

  6. I love glitter too! Your nails look winter festive.

  7. I love glitter polish, only really gotten into it recently and it's great, yours look very nice :) x

  8. So pretty! Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  9. love the glitters! thanks for stopping by my blog..i'm your newest follower!


  10. Awesome nail polish, love it. Thanks for sharing.


  11. I love glitter too.. the more the better! New follower from Hop Along Friday :) Have a great weekend!


  12. luv the nail polish

    xx Romi


  13. This is perfect for Spring and Summer! Love it!