We’re adding some sparkle to an otherwise regular Monday morning!
Wow last week of November already!!! I cannot believe how fast this month has gone by. Definitely looking forward to starting December, I have so many cute Christmas designs ready to try. But for now I’ll have settle for a regular mani. This week I was totally unsure of what nail design I wanted to tackle on until I came across a little container of sparkles in my nail polish box. Instantly I knew I knew I wanted to do an ombre sparkle mani. I actually tried this nail design before (see it here) but I wasn’t too thrilled with the colours I choose, there wasn’t enough contrast between the base nail polish colour and the sparkle colours. That’s why this week I decided to try it with a mauve/purple nail polish as the base and the blue/silver sparkles I found!!
Now this mani design is very messy seeing as the sparkles are a loose powder so make sure to have some sort of paper underneath so you don’t get sparkles everywhere. Begin by painting your base nail polish.
Next you’re going to add the sparkles. Simple grab a make-up sponge, press it against the sparkles and then onto the nails. Now you have two options for putting the sparkles on. You can either do it right away, before the nail polish dries or after it dries just add a bit of clear top coat so the sparkles stick. I did the second because I didn’t want to mess with the base colour and because I left it too long.
When you’re adding the sparkles make sure to start with a lot at the base of the nail and use what’s left on the sponge as you move closer to the top of the nail, that way you achieve that faded look. As you’ll see I forgot to do that for a couple of the nails.
Ok finally I added a silver sparkle to give it a final touch of shimmer. This worked really well cause the sparkle I used is very clear with little sparkles, so it didn’t overpower the rest of the design.
And that’s it! I have to say it looks really messy now but that’s because there was sparkle everywhere, even after I cleaned it!! But no worries, it looks much better once the sparkles start falling off 🙂