Thursday, July 5, 2012

Manicure of the Month

I'll be completely honest - I had every intention of doing a 4th of July manicure, but after a dozen failed attempts at creating the perfect stars & stripes...I decided to forgo holiday-themed nails in favor of a style you can wear year-round.  This is sparkly & fun, but the steel bluish gray hue also gives it some sophistication and makes it totally evening-appropriate.  Best of all, it is super-easy with no tools, tape or stamps needed!  Just apply two coats of your main color, let dry completely and add glitter polish at the tips (make sure the glitter coat is dry before adding your top coat).

Products I used:
Essie Cocktail Bling, Orly Tiara

{Other pretty combinations} 
Pink & Rose Gold ~ try Essie Fun in the Gondola + Milani Disco Lights
Camel + Gold ~ try OPI San Tan-Tonio + Orly Hair Band



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

girl...i did the exact same thing! ended up with simple red nails the day of! love this easy & chic mani!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the color... I can rock it for work and play!

<3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

Styleclouds said...

I love this color and just remember that I have it as well. ;-) Lovely idea with the sparkly tips. xo, Christina

Mary said...

i love this grey color! another essie fav is called chinchilla!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE this manicure!!! can't go wrong with grey and silver sparkles :)

Fashion Fractions

Nancie Mwai said...

I'm also quite pathetic when it comes to nail art so I stick to simple manicures. Thank you for sharing

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love the glitter tips! They turned out cute!

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Clara Turbay said...

love it!

girlavantgarde said...

Ooooh I love this combo! Looks like a pretty princess.


Sarah Hampel said...

This mani is SO pretty! I love it! Would love to try the rose gold one - thanks for the polish suggestions!


Jeans and a Teacup said... pretty! I love the grey color. I bought that shade in the winter. I never thought of adding the silver sparkle tips though!

Maja said...

Great mani! Looks fantastic. Will try to recreate ASAP!

Maja - said...

Love this nail color!! So beautiful.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great mani kim!

Xo Megan

Kristin said...

I love this combo! Cocktail Bling is one of my favorites. :) xo

Lindsay Patrick said...

What a pretty combination...I need to get my manicure game on. I'm boring with just a simple red nail right now. *Lazy*

Lindsay @

Jenny Lauren said...

I am so in love with this manicure! I'm definitely going to have to try it! I love the glitter tips!

<3 Jenny

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Such a lovely combo - the sparkles are so cute on the tip of the nail!

The Urban Umbrella


jules said...

this is really pretty, thank kim!


Alyson said...

love, love anything in the grey blue family. The glittery tips are a gorgeous option.

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Love this combo, just discovered your blog, you are adrobs.


Natalyas Closet said...

So pretty!

silvergirl said...

i totally love this
after attempting a 4th themed mani myself, i see why you opted for this
i am doing this next time!

smartandsavvystyle said...

love this color and the sparkles! way better than red, white and blue! ;)
- Heather

sonia de macedo said...

Gah! You make it look so easy hehehe! I love the colour combination and glittery tips, I really want to give it a go, though I fear I'll probably get more glitter on my skin than the tips! LOL!

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MaviDeniz said...

I love gray nails. Great idea with the glitter tips too


Alissa F said...

OMG! I love this and have to try it!!

Mz Savvy Style said...

Love this! I'm going to try it soon.

Dina said...

This looks so lovely, must try soon :)

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Michal said...

Fabulous and lovely nails.Looks so cute and awesome .The nails polish is seems very very latest and gorgeous.

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Stylish Petite said...

I adore your mani do you get your cuticles to be so perfect? I can never get my nails to look like this- only way is to get them professionally done which is too expensive:)

Just Another Shopaholic said...

What adorable nails!!

Laura said...

Love this pretty mani and the other inspirations too!

Ashley said...

This is the cutest mani ever, cannot wait to try it