January 30th, 2014

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How To: The Glitter Fade Manicure

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Today I’m going to show you one of my favorite manicure tricks… the glitter fade.  Everyone thought I got an expensive gel manicure when I did this but nope… it is just nail polish!  I’ve also teamed up with U by Kotex .. you’ll get a FREE bottle of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure when you buy U by Kotex at Target.  (Only at Target) These polishes are the absolute best… I actually helped launch them a few years ago when I worked for Coty!  Just text ‘KOTEX’ to ‘TARGET’ to get your coupon!

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{Start by brushing on three coats of a neutral polish.  I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Arm Candy.”  It’s a great nude.  On a sidenote, I’m obsessed with the brush of this polish… it is really great because its nice and wide and lets you get your whole nail in three swipes.}

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{Allow to dry completely.}

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{Next, you’ll want to brush on a coat of glitter at just the tip of the nail.}

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{Repeat on each nail.}

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{Then, add another coat of glitter… this time going over the tip to give it a denser amount of glitter, and then gently brushing just a little bit more glitter over the bottom of your nail.}

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Repeat one more time, creeping the polish up to the top 3/4 of the nail.

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Seal with top coat and you are ready to go!

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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by U by Kotex and Style Coalition.

 

 

13 Responses to How To: The Glitter Fade Manicure

  1. jillian January 30, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    so fun! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. Katherine Quigg January 30, 2014 at 8:01 am #

    I’m obsessed with that brush too! I pretty much only by the Sally Hansen Complete Manicure now for that reason.

  3. Christina Storm January 30, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Love the glitter!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  4. Drew January 30, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    So creative! I need to try this out.

  5. Allie January 30, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    I normally love the stuff you post, but I just don’t get this. It looks like a 5 year old painted your nails. Maybe a lighter / less severe color would look more natural?

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood January 30, 2014 at 10:18 am #

      aw, I’m sorry you didn’t like it! I think it would also look really pretty {and a little more subtle} with gold or silver glitter.

  6. Catherine January 30, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    I’m not normally into nail art, but you’ve converted me! I really want to try this.

  7. Kristi January 30, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Love this glitter fade mani! I’m going to give it a try!
    xx

  8. Belen Baquerizo January 30, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    looks very cool!
    Xo,
    Belen
    http://blog.androbel.com

  9. Holly January 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    I didn’t realize the giltter fade was this easy! Thanks for sharing your tips & tricks on this :)

  10. fashionsbit January 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    The colour is amazing. I love nail art!
    http://fashionsbit.blogspot.com.tr

  11. Nancy January 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    That’s so cool how they’re offering free nail polish

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