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Nail Art How To: Party-Ready Glitter Nails

Nail Art How To: Party-Ready Glitter Nails

11.13.13

By James

Bad girls have the best nails! Sonia of Instagram’s @badgirlnails played around with texture using 3-D studs, glitter polish, and smooth lacquer to give each of her digits a custom mani. So get out your nail supplies and primp your tips to the nines with a few pointers from Sonia herself on how to get each pattern.

  • Supplies needed:

     

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 6
  • For the index finger

    Prep with base coat and apply two thin coats of Essie Beyond Cozy to all nails except the index finger. On this nail, use two coats of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl.

    Step 1: Using a dotting tool, make three dots down your nail. Make sure to leave space for a stud.
    Step 2: Add dots on either side, placing them in the spaces between the center dots.
    Step 3: Continue to add polka dots to fill the nail.
    Step 4: With a dab of topcoat, place a stud in the top center of your nail.
    Step 5: Finish with Seche Vite.

    SLIDE 2 OF 6
  • Middle finger

    Step 1: Paint a strip of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl down the center of your nail.
    Step 2: Place 3mm gold studs along either side of the stripe as a border.
    Step 3: Seal with Seche Vite top coat.

    SLIDE 3 OF 6
  • Ring finger

    Step 1: Place four pieces of striping tape going from right to left, ending about halfway down the nail.
    Step 2: Next, going left to right, place three more pieces of tape.  
    Step 3: Paint a generous coat of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl and remove the tape quickly afterwards, one strip at a time. 
    Step 4: Place your studs in a line diagonally between the point where the strips meet.
    Step 5: Seal with Seche Vite.

    SLIDE 4 OF 6
  • Thumb

    Step 1: Place a round sticker (you can use page reinforcement stickers) to cover about half of the nail. Be sure to press down on the edges.
    Step 2: Paint a generous coat of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl.
    Step 3: Remove the sticker immediately.
    Step 4: Place studs along the half-moon edge.
    Step 5: Seal with Seche Vite.

    SLIDE 5 OF 6
  • Pinky

    Step 1: Using a dotting tool, make three dots down your nail with Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl. Make sure to leave space for a stud.
    Step 2: Add dots on either side, placing them in the spaces between the center dots.
    Step 3: Continue to add polka dots to fill the nail.
    Step 4: With a dab of top coat, place a stud in the top center of your nail.
    Step 5: Finish with Seche Vite.

    [Courtesy of Sonia D./IG @badgirlnails]

    SLIDE 6 OF 6
  • Supplies needed:

     

     

  • For the index finger

    Prep with base coat and apply two thin coats of Essie Beyond Cozy to all nails except the index finger. On this nail, use two coats of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl.

    Step 1: Using a dotting tool, make three dots down your nail. Make sure to leave space for a stud.
    Step 2: Add dots on either side, placing them in the spaces between the center dots.
    Step 3: Continue to add polka dots to fill the nail.
    Step 4: With a dab of topcoat, place a stud in the top center of your nail.
    Step 5: Finish with Seche Vite.

  • Middle finger

    Step 1: Paint a strip of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl down the center of your nail.
    Step 2: Place 3mm gold studs along either side of the stripe as a border.
    Step 3: Seal with Seche Vite top coat.

  • Ring finger

    Step 1: Place four pieces of striping tape going from right to left, ending about halfway down the nail.
    Step 2: Next, going left to right, place three more pieces of tape.  
    Step 3: Paint a generous coat of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl and remove the tape quickly afterwards, one strip at a time. 
    Step 4: Place your studs in a line diagonally between the point where the strips meet.
    Step 5: Seal with Seche Vite.

  • Thumb

    Step 1: Place a round sticker (you can use page reinforcement stickers) to cover about half of the nail. Be sure to press down on the edges.
    Step 2: Paint a generous coat of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl.
    Step 3: Remove the sticker immediately.
    Step 4: Place studs along the half-moon edge.
    Step 5: Seal with Seche Vite.

  • Pinky

    Step 1: Using a dotting tool, make three dots down your nail with Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl. Make sure to leave space for a stud.
    Step 2: Add dots on either side, placing them in the spaces between the center dots.
    Step 3: Continue to add polka dots to fill the nail.
    Step 4: With a dab of top coat, place a stud in the top center of your nail.
    Step 5: Finish with Seche Vite.

    [Courtesy of Sonia D./IG @badgirlnails]

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