Nail Art

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 BΓΌndchen, 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 aΒ 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.Β  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.


VIDEO: Tip! Use A Sharipe Metallic Marker To Create Fun Nail Art

Last week GNG reader Anne D. sent me a link to a fun DIY nail art tutorial from The Beauty Department which I reposted to the GNG Facebook page. The Beauty Department enlightened us to the idea of using a Sharpie Metallic Gold marker to create nail art design. OBSESSED! The second I saw this post I was like… “Oh well I’ve GOT to try that.” I love nails and I love Sharpie!

Thanks to The Beauty Department for the fun little tip!

The Beauty Department

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