Hey ladies,

As the holidays approach, we get more and more excited to rock sparkles, sequins and glitter. Whether it’s that sparkly dress, metallic shoes or our nails, something about the shine and reflections from those Christmas lights gets us in a festive mood! Here was our inspiration this week:

The Out to Sequin Black Sequin Bodysuit, the Ballet it on Me Black Sequin Dress, and the Flashbulb Pewter Sequin Top

So today we’re going to show you how to get an ombre glitter manicure!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

What you’ll need:
– a black or dark nail polish
– a coarse glitter polish
– matte top coat
– a makeup sponge

Start with a few coats of your base color. Make sure each coat is dry before applying the next and let these dry completely.

Now take your makeup sponge and apply a dab of the glitter nail polish directly onto a corner of the sponge.

Then just take the sponge and dab the glitter onto the tip of your nail. Some tutorials suggest that you just paint on the glitter, but the applicator brush often just pulls the sparkles off. From my experience, I’ve had to put on dozens of coats to get enough glitter on and the makeup brush works better to take away the extra polish & give you concentrated sparkle!

Continue dabbing at the tip of each nail until you have a glitter gradient on every finger.

Simply top coat with a fast dry top coat or a matte top coat.

And you’re all done and ready for that holiday cocktail party or family potluck!