How gorgeous is this! Glitter mani's are so easy and a great alternative to normal french manicures. A reverse glitter manicure is also very cute and, in my opinion, great for short nails too!
I know the horror that it is to have no nails, having been a nail biter since I was a child. I tried everything! Alas, nothing worked by my sheer determination to have long nails.
It's difficult to find pale pinks or nude for my skin tone due to my yellow undertones. Most of the pinks/nudes wash me out and make me look gray! This Sally Hansen nail polish in Cafe Au Lait is perfect. It definitely requires two layers due to its sheerness. Would totally recommend it for girls with olive skin tones for a nude colour. It does take its time to dry though.
Kay picked up the L'Oreal nail polish in Sequin Explosion, which at first I didn't like. However after seeing a picture one Pinterest using a similar polish it grew on me! It really easy to wear and dries pretty quickly.
After two layers of Cafe au Lait I applied the Sequin Explosion to the 'roots' of my nail and pulled up after most the product had been applied. This ensures the sort of gradient effect and doesn't get too much product on the upper part of the nail.
I was in the mood for matte nails as well, I was feeling the glitter against the matte background. Now it obviously affects the glitter effect of the glitter polish, but just tones down the shine really.
I first used Rimmel's Pro Matte Finish, but it took forever to dry and ended up messing up some nails while getting read for bed. I used a cotton bud soaked in nail polish to remove the tips. After reapplying I let dry and just went to sleep. In the morning I applied e.l.f's Matte Finisher polish and this was so much faster! Didn't have to worry about touching anything after about 5 minutes.