manic[ure] monday: falling stars

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Ever since I saw Emily’s pretty sparkly mani on Cupcakes and Cashmere, I’ve been drawn to glittery nails like a magpie to a shiny sequined handbag (that one’s for you, Lisa). I’ve seen lots of bloggers’ takes on how to do them yourself, and the easiest I found was using glitter polish and a small sponge — like an eyeshadow sponge or makeup triangle — to apply the glitter in an ombre pattern; sparsely on the nail and more concentrated toward the tip. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Beige Blast as a base with an inexpensive glitter polish from the drugstore. I’d recommend a good top coat when everything dries, otherwise the glitter will snag on everything {speaks from experience}.

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  1. I’ll have to try the sponge method. I tried another method I saw on line and it ended up globbing near the tips. It was not a pretty site.

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    1. Oops that should be sight.

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  2. So cute and feminine! Love that they look very subtle, remind me of a ballerina!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  3. I’m digging the weekly “manicure Monday” posts! I’m going to have to try this soon!

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  4. Love the manicure! I might have to try this for TurkeyDay or Christmas!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  5. How pretty! I’m going to have to try this! …Though I’m sure my right hand will end up looking ridiculously bad.

    xx Melina

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  6. Did this tonight with a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher and the glitter is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Rockstar Pink! Awesome! :D

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  7. I love this color and the sparkle gives it just the right touch…

    xoxo aley

    http://a-hearts.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love sparkly anything! ;) We’d love to see more posts if you want to share w us on Taaz.com – just log in and post under the Trends section!

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  9. amy

    super cute nails

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