A Sparkly Swoosh

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Essie Mesmorized // Sephora by OPI Spark-tacular

It’s obvious that glitter manicures are my favorite. They’re forgiving, flashy and easy – what’s not to love? Feeling a bit bored with my go-to glitter gradient, I decided to apply a glitter polish to the bottom of my nails. Because I wanted to create a very defined asymmetrical swoosh, I actually used a nail art brush for the very first time. I started about halfway down my nail on one side, and traced it around the cuticle in a sweeping motion, ending at the tip of the nail on the other side. It was surprisingly easy, even with my left hand! I’m quite pleased with this manicure, but what do you think?

I’m always looking for nail inspiration, so if you see anything fun (and not too challenging) please leave a link in a comment!

26 comments:

Grit and Glamour said...

One of my faves so far! Love the colors. I need that glitter polish!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

You did a great job for your first time! Love it!!

sartorialsidelines said...

I love this - you're the manicure queen.

Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Color Me Blue said...

Oooo it looks great! Love this idea! I'm getting a little bored of my normal glitter manicure too - I might just have to try this one!

xo
Amanda
www.colormebluefashion.com

Margot said...

OOOHH I LOVE them!!! They are so nice! i never use a nail art brush, but always think they would make my designs look cleaner i may have to purchase one. I just did marble nails on the blog, not particularly easy (I suggest tricking someone into helping you) but definitely cool looking!

Hope you have a great weekend!

xo
Margot

Elisabeth Carr said...

Super fun. I really need to investigate the Opi for Sephora glitter polishes. They always look so great on you. 

Kerrie said...

That's such a good idea! I have spark-tacular and mesmorized so I'm definitely going to at least attempt this lol. I love sephora opi glitters. There's this new one, I found a pot of gold. oh. my. god.

Eli said...

Oooh these are so pretty! Hope you're having a blast in Portland, can't wait to see your new tattoo!

Kate said...

They look great in the photo & even prettier in person! I've gotta try something like this...

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Pepperandchips said...

that is amazing! i'm definitely gonna try it out :)

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Sara said...

I LOVE it! I wish I had more patience when painting my own nails... but I always seem to mess it up! Did you see this slideshow of nail art? I feel like it'd be up your alley! http://www.bellasugar.com/Amazing-Nail-Art-Photos-Christina-Rinaldi-20541652?slide=1#4 

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Thestyley said...

Me likey.

Santina said...

Thanks, V! Whenever I don't know what to do with my nails, I turn to this glitter polish. I love it!

Santina said...

Thanks! 

Santina said...

Awww, thanks, Courtney! 

Santina said...

You??? Bored? Your nails always look rad!

Santina said...

I've been wanting to try marble nails...I'll have to check out your post!

Thanks for stopping by, Margot!

Santina said...

Thanks, Elisabeth!

Santina said...

Thanks, Eli!

I had a great trip to Portland...and I got not just one but two new tattoos! :)

Santina said...

We need to have a nail party!

Santina said...

I'd love to see a photo if you do try them! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Santina said...

I haven't seen that - thanks for leaving a link, Sara!

I am very impatient when it comes to painting my nails. I suggest using drying drops - they make a huge difference for me!

Adelle said...

Wow Santina, nicely done! I was super into DIY nail art for a while, but I wasn't that skilled at it so I gave up =P I have some glitter nail polish arriving in the mail soon, so maybe I'll give this style a try.

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Natalie Ast said...

Ok... those nails are so gorgeous! what a creative way to use sparkles *runs home and does nails* I'm following you on bloglovin!

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Nnenna said...

The swoosh looks so fantastic- you always have great nails inspiration Santaina! :)  Where did you buy the nail art brush that you used to do this?

Adiel said...

LOVE this!

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