How To: Textured Holographic Glitter Nail Art

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How To: Textured Holographic Glitter Nail Art


How To: Textured Holographic Glitter Nail Art


Welcome to
the part two post of textures week! If you have no idea what I’m talking about,
let me bring you up to speed:

This week’s
theme in the ManiCure Pinterest sweepstake program by
Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions and Q-tips®
Precision Tips cotton swabs
is textured nails! There is a whole sweepstakes
going, and all you have to do is enter your nail art on
the Suave
Beauty Facebook
page for the chance
to win Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions and Q-tips® Precision Tips cotton swabs or $500 for the ultimate day of
beauty and style. And of course, keep pinning my nail art looks (or any of the
looks created by my fellow influencers) from the ManiCure Inspiration board on
the
Suave
Beauty Pinterest
page.

They don’t just call me The Sparkle
Queen for fun! I love anything and everything that shimmers and shines. Let’s
just say, “sparkly” was the inspiration for the textural manicure.

Here is the easy to reference image
for you to pin and share:


But I bet you’d like some explanation
as to how I made this look, so keep reading!

Step One: It should go without saying, but as
a refresher, you MUST prep your nails! Clean filed nails, moisturized skin and
cuticles, and a strong base coat shouldn’t be overlooked. This simple routine
helps keep your skin soft, and your nails strong!  The
Suave® Skin Solutions
Smoothing Body Lotion with Aloe
was the first lotion that came to my mind to use with this
manicure. Your skin can always use some extra moisture and hydration,
especially as you continue to try and rotate all of these amazing nail art
looks yourself!
 


Start off with a basic black polish of
your choice.


Step Two: Use a matte finish polish over the
black. I suggest investing in a clear matte polish to be used over any other
regular polish, just because it is more versatile. Two coats may be necessary
depending on the formula and coverage on the first coat.
Step
Three
:  See stripes! Grab a pair of scissors and take
your striping tape out and start laying out the design on your nails that you
want. For this look I went for two rows of glitter per nail, but you can adjust
and customize to your heart’s content!
Step Four
Glitter time! Work over a paper plate or something that is easy to tidy
up when you are done.  You’ve been
warned.

Take a clear
polish of your choice and CAREFULLY paint in the line (just one at a time!)
that you want the glitter to go in. Immediately start scooping glitter onto the
wet polish with a wide brush. You can use a little spoon or anything else you
are clever to come up with, I just find the brush works best for me.
Pat the
glitter down to create more contact with the polish, and swipe away any excess
with a brush LIGHTLY! You may have to touch up some spots, but it should be
pretty well covered in the first go. Rinse and repeat.  When done, remove the striping tape from your
nails.



When done, remove the striping tape from your
nails.
Step Five
Between all of the layers, you are going to have a nice little mess to
clean up. But don’t fret! It is going to go SO much better (and quicker!) if
you use your Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs with a touch of polish
remover.

Step Six: Help your skin! Using a clean
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab dipped in water, lightly rinse off your
skin from any lingering chemicals. Then, using the OTHER side, put a small drop
of Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotion on it. The Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton
swab is going to help you get the lotion only where you want it, on your skin,
and NOT on your pretty new manicure. 
Make sure to apply the lotion to the top of your nails (think the tip of
your finger) and the cuticles.

And that is
it! No top coat or anything, because that would take away the matte finish,
obviously. But all the same, these are some stunning nails! Check out the
texture of these from a side view:

I went a
little click happy when taking pictures of the finished look. I couldn’t help
it! In my defense, they were insanely sparkly! Here is a few of my favorites:

Can you believe
we are approaching the fourth and final week of the ManiCure Pinterest sweepstake
by
Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions and
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs?

Check back
soon to see my designs for the final week! In the meantime, make sure to enter
and pin your favorite nail art looks!

Win these!
This post
was created in connection with my role as an Influencer for Suave® and Q-tips®.

Visit
www.facebook.com/SuaveBeauty for the chance to win Suave® Skin Solutions Body
Lotions and Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs or $500 for the ultimate day
of beauty and style.

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2 Comments

  1. Your blog header image is giving me life!!! Sparkly crystals over the blog name…so cool. I was so bored of seeing the same black and white theme on every other blog. Also thank you for this post. Am gonna try this one soon

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