Category: Nail art

BeautyManicure Monday: Glitter Ombre Nails with Syl and Sam

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!

BeautyManicure Monday: Outlined Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,

We’ve been noticing a lot of outlined manicures lately and despite not initially digging the look, we decided to try it out anyway! Turns out, I kinda liked how it really made every nail “pop” and it actually got a ton of compliments too!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

 

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BeautyManicure Monday: Polka Dot Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies, 

This week we're going to show you a really simple technique that any nail art novice can master in no time. You only need two nail polish colors and a household object to make little polka dots! We were inspired by these cute spotty LuLu*s finds below that highlighted the dotty trend:

The When in Dot Polka Dot Trench Coat, the Dot Tamale Polka Dot Skinny Jeans and the THML On the Dotted Line Polka Dot Sweater.

 

Here’s the look we’re going for:

 

 

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BeautyManicure Monday: Cross Nails with Syl and Sam!

Hey ladies,

This week we’re hitting a couple of major fashion trends that we’ve been seeing this fall– the military trend and the abundance of crosses! We were inspired by these cute Lulu*s finds below that combined the two:


The Praise the Roof Studded Army Green Military Jacket and the Mighty Mighty Cross-tones Studded Black Dress

So today we’re going to show you how to do your own army green cross nails!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

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BeautyManicure Monday: Half Moon Manicure with Syl & Sam

Oxblood, merlot, wine, burgundy, maroon… Whatever name you decide to call this deep red colour, it’s without a doubt it’s the colour of the season. From head to toe, we’re seeing these rich coloured clothes and accessories everywhere, and I still can’t get enough!

This week I’m going to combine the hottest colour with a classic manicure look– the half moon manicure. It looks glamourous, doesn’t require long nails and is SO easy to do with this one special trick! Check it out:

Here’s the look we’re going for:

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