Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tips On Tuesday: Razzle Dazzle 'Em!

I can't stress enough that nail art doesn't have to be this elaborate water marble or fancy tape mani or look like some famous painting. I love seeing beautiful, detailed nail art as much as the rest of you, but sometimes I want to do something besides paint my nails for 4 hours trying to recreate the Mona Lisa. 

All I used for this mani, was one favorite color polish and a good glitter.
And this bad boy could even be work appropriate if you choose a neutral shade. 
Think a nice soft pink with a gold or silver glitter accent nail!

I used Orly La Vida Loca, a lovely bright, but cool fuchsia, this is definitely a new favorite color of mine. The blue undertones just make this shade so perfect for my skin tone. She is opaque in 2 coats and has a nice subtle shimmer about her. With a top coat, she really shined!

I decided to mix it up a bit and use my pointer as my accent nail this time.
I really envy The Nailasaurus and her manis, and I owe the inspiration for the glittered accent nail to her! I just LOVE when she incorporates this look into her manis.

I used 2 coats of SH Gem Crush Razzle Dazzler for my accent nail.

I used to hate glitter, but since I have discovered PVA Glue, which is just Elmer's Non-toxic glue, I don't worry so much about removal. Elmer's glue creates an easy peel off base coat, that makes glitter removal a cinch.
One coat of Elmer's, 2 coats of glitter and 1 NYC top coat and I was good to go!

What do you think of when you hear 'nail art'? Would you call this 'nail art'? 
How do you rock glitter polishes? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. I love the Elmer's glue tip! I used to HATE wearing glitter polish because it was such a pain to remove, but now with the Elmer's underneath, it just peels right off.
    I'm definitely not skilled with nail art beyond painting a glittery accent nail :)

    1. I know! It is seriously the best thing ever! I have to keep myself from peeling them off all the time though haha :)

  2. I never knew that about Elmer's glue. Thanks for the tip!

  3. This happened during World War I, when ships were often drawn in bright zigzag patterns to confuse German U-boats. It was said that he was "on the rails".


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