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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quick Tips: Longer-Wearing, Instant Nail Art

Quick tip on how you can spice up your nail color - top it off with a coat or two of glitter polish! And to make it even less boring, here's another tip - apply the glitters only on the tips or upper half part of your nails! :)


Instant nail art! <3

You've probably seen me use this trick a lot of times already in my NOTD posts.

I'm wearing Etude House Dear My Blooming Nails in #3 in the photo, topped with Sassy Colors glitter nail polishes in Rainbow Glitter and Pink Glitter.


I applied colorful glitter on the tips to make the color more fun. Not that the shade itself needed any more help. It's already a good shade on its own. There are just times when I want to make my nails look like I have nail art on without actually spending a lot of time doing it.

I believe this is why we need glitter nail polishes in our stash - they can transform your nail color from boring to, well, not-so-boring-anymore! Hahaha.


I just used simple glitter polishes here but, of course, you can use whatever you like. Maybe chunky glitters or even flakies! Be creative with your glitters! I wasn't really a fan of glitter polishes before because they're tough to remove, but I see now how useful they can be. I'm gonna get other kinds of glitters soon :)

Here's what my blinged-out nails looked like after almost a week.


Just nail growth visible, no chipping. I didn't even apply a clear top coat. Maybe the polish itself is long-wearing, I don't know. But I think the glitter polish also served as an additional protective coating that prevented the color on the tips from chipping. I noticed that almost every time I used a glitter top coat, my nail color lasted for a longer period without major chipping. 

To extend the wear time of your nail color and to make it even more chip-proof, use the 'wrapping technique.' Not familiar with the nail tip-wrapping technique? It's one where you simply coat even the free edge of your nail with nail polish. Simply put, you're 'wrapping' your nails with the nail polish.

That's it for my quick nail polish tips! Pun intended. Got some tips too? Share them as comments below :)

Here's another shade from the same nail polish line.


It's Etude House Dear My Blooming Nails in #4. Lovely shade! Imagine what it would look like with sparkly tips!

23 comments:

  1. Great tips!!!!! I always feel like glittery polishes are so hard to remove but I like how long lasting they are. You did your nails so nice!

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  2. I love Etude's nail polish collection but I've been recently purchasing at Tony Moly. Heehee


    http://ishmoi.blogspot.com

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  3. Haven't tried Tony Moly yet! :( But I will soon :)

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  4. Right??? That's why I don't buy like really glittery ones. Haha. Thank you, dear! :D

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  5. i love this it's sooo girly and pretty :)!! i love anything glittery haha :p


    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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  6. lovely color! the glitter mix looks great too

    xoxo

    style frontier

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  7. Ang cute ng packaging ng EH nail polish and the colors are adorbs too ;)

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  8. Right! Hihi esp. this nail polish range :D

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  9. Etude House Dear My Blooming Nails in #4 is so pretty on your nails. How much for that tiny bottle?

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  10. Given that I'm such a noob at nail arts, this is probably the best design to start with. :)) The Etude House polish looks so cute!

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  11. omygosh you're making me love pink!!! this is not right!! =)))) gusto ko yung pagka-pink nung dalawa, in fairness!! :D

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  12. Thanks for sharing the wrapping technique :-) Those glitters definitely added Ooomph to your pink nail polish :)

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  13. Natalie Brookes RodriguezNovember 9, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    nice colors <3

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  14. Thanks! I like the lighter one better :D

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  15. No prob! Hope you find it useful someday :D

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  16. Hahaha! I like the lighter one better. It's even nicer in person :D

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  17. Yeah! Instant nail art :D And yes, that's one of the things I like about EH's polishes - the packaging :D

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  18. I love that shade! If I remember correctly, I got it for P178 :) It's from one of their more 'expensive' nail polish lines :)

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  19. blooming nails looks so pretty :) reminds me of cotton candy from orly similar shade. its actually on my list of colors to collect haha ^^

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