DIY: Ombre Glitter Nails

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish COVERTick Tock, Tick Tock! We’re hours away the clock striking 12 and the beginning of a new year. YEA!!! Glittery NYE nails are a must. I placed a call to friend and fab nail artist Karen G. to help me create Van Gogh inspired, Starry Night-like glitter ombre nails. Starry Night + Glitter + NYE… I was really feeling inspired.

Karen is a true nail art professional, working with such celebs as Selena Gomez and Gisele Bündchen, but she taught me an ombre technique that’s so simple I just had to share with you! It can easily be done at home in whatever color/ glitter combo you desire.

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter PolishYou’ll need three colors to create the ombre effect. I used my current favorite color After School Boy Blazer plus Hors D’oeuvres and On A Silver Platter (all by Essie).

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish BASE COATFirst apply your base color. I love, love After School Boy Blazer!! I like to wear darker colors during the Winter and although it might look black in the pic, it’s actually a gorgeous navy color and really brings the drama.

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish FOMK

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish COAT 2Now it’s time to ombre! Apply your second color, in this case the glittery Hors D’oeuvres.  Start at the middle of the nail and work your way to the tip.

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish COAT 3The to finish off the effect, take your third color (here we used On A Silver Platter) and apply it to just the tip of your nails.

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish  FINISH

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish KRIS + KarenThanks Karen G for the lesson in ombre!! Be sure to follow her Instagram (here) for more nail art inspiration.

Sequin sweater from Express

Photos by Sylvia G.

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15 responses

  1. Lovely nails!

    December 31, 2013 at 12:56 am

  2. Reblogged this on Curiosidades na internet.

    December 31, 2013 at 2:00 am

  3. I like the ombre and also the red with statement gold. both are great for this season. Steph x

    December 31, 2013 at 2:38 am

  4. Reblogged this on craftmadness and commented:
    so cute!

    December 31, 2013 at 7:45 am

  5. Love the ombre and the blue!!! Looks very elegant.
    ~Anna

    http://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/

    December 31, 2013 at 7:49 am

  6. Reblogged this on Your Fairy Godmother and commented:
    These are great for New Year’s Eve!

    December 31, 2013 at 7:49 am

  7. OMG, I’m in looooove. So gorgeous! :)

    December 31, 2013 at 9:09 am

  8. Reblogged this on The Pro Self-esteem Social Spot for All Beauties. and commented:
    How beautiful is that? I gotta give this a go (and you should too ;D). Happy New Year’s Eve!

    December 31, 2013 at 9:10 am

  9. Awww.. Beautiful nails :)

    January 1, 2014 at 6:46 am

  10. Those are beautiful. I love glitter polishes and the ombre is just that much more special. That’s such a fun job your friend has!

    Love of Cuteness

    January 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

  11. mollyh7

    Reblogged this on Mollyh7’s Blog and commented:
    EASY AWESOME AND TX FOR SHAR’N

    January 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm

  12. How fun I should have done it with green and red for Christmas

    January 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

  13. Very nice!

    January 5, 2014 at 1:59 am

  14. I love the nails! But I have to say, I`d probably shy away from gorgeous glittering rings when my nails were already such eye candy. :)

    January 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

  15. Perfect!!!!

    January 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm

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