Glitter Ombre Mani

Spring nights remind me of after dusk dinner affairs out in the patio – the chit chat, the food, and the sparkly loosely hung globe lights. I created a mani look inspired by the occasion. Glitter Ombre Mani consists of the palest pink (light airy nights) and gold sparkles (globe lights).

Glitter Ombre Mani by Le Zoe Musings 2Below is the nitty-gritty.

Glitter Ombre Mani by Le Zoe MusingsHere are a few tips that I’ve learned along the way…

Step 1. Essie Fiji is a challenging color to polish b/c it’s pretty chalky and streaky. Don’t sweat, after the second (sometimes third) coat,  the streakiness will even themselves out.

Step 2. Because you’re trying to achieve a cascading gold effect, don’t apply the first coat of sparkles (glitter is tiny and dense) in a straight line on the nail tips. The goal isn’t a perfect French Mani. Make it a little messy.

Step 3. For the last coat of sparkles (glitter is large gold specs mixed with sparse tiny ones), apply by dabbing instead of using strokes. This will keep the larger gold specs in place and help control exactly where you want them. And don’t forget to top it off with a glossy quick-dry top coat for the ultimate shine.

Hope you’ll try this romantic glitzy look! Happy Mother’s Day!!


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