Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Speckled Copper

I have never done a manicure tutorial here on PPF before - I usually leave that sort of thing to the experts (like The Stylish Housewife).  And for those of you who are familiar with her amazing nail skills, let me say (as a disclaimer) that this will not be nearly as impressive.  But, the good part is that it's simple & easy for anyone to recreate...oh, and it's very sparkly!  Here are the details (please excuse my veiny hands):

I used OPI Cheyenne Pepper and Love & Beauty Penny Polish (Rust).

Step 1: After filing & buffing nails, apply your base coat & let dry.  Then apply 2 coats of the OPI polish.

Step 2: Let dry completely (I know it's hard to be patient, but it's important) and then apply 1 coat of the glitter polish.

Step 3: Let dry for 3-5 minutes & apply your topcoat. 

The finished product:

It was hard to capture the sparkle of these on camera, but when the light hits the glitter, it's super eye-catching!  If you're not into crazy nails, this would be a great idea for the holidays or for a party when you want something fun & different.  You can also try using the glitter polish just on your ring fingers, as made popular by Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere (here).



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

thanks for the shout out!!! they look the copper glitter!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Alysson said...

girl you have the prettiest shaped nail beds!! love this combo on you

Real Girl Glam said...

Love this mani! You did a great job. Such a pretty and different color. Thinking I might need to try something similar. :)

JustPatience said...

Love the nails! Color is so rich and beautiful.


Nnenna said...

Love the autumny orange! Your nails look so great and this is a good tutorial :)

Lia said...

This looks great!!! You have such long nail beds, like me! I have a copper glitter that I really love worn over navy blue :) It wicked pops.

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Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection said...

They're so pretty!!! I love the copper look!!!

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

No, you did just fine + fabulous! I love the glitter topcoat. It completely changes the polish.

Summer said...

i love this!!!! something about sparkles takes anything amazing and puts in the next level!!! love!