Wednesday, January 13, 2010

5-Star Nails


Day 92

Get it? One star on each nail = 5 stars (per hand, of course ;)) I'm such a dork.

I just got AMOUR Rain Glitter in the mail yesterday, and it's so pretty and sparkly, I HAD to use it!! :)



blurred so you can get an idea of the sparkle-factor, which doesn't even come close to actual bling....



To achieve the look of the stars, I used AMOUR Rain Glitter Polish as a base, ONLY 2 COATS was this sparkly!! I topped the glitter with one coat of Seche Vite top coat to make the glitter less bumpy. Next, I used star stickers- like the gold stars that teachers use, which I bought at the dollar store, I stuck them in whatever direction I felt like on the nail after the glitter was dry, and then painted over them with two coats of OPI for Sephora What's a Tire Jack? Matte, making sure in between coats that the stars stickers were staying stuck to the nail. While the matte was still a little wet, I pulled off the stickers, and c'est voila! sparkly party 5-star nails! :-D

I'm pretty much diggin' the texture that the glitter underneath the matte gives...almost like an eggshell finish!! :)

28 comments:

  1. Okay, that is definitely one of my favorites!! It looks awesome, I want to try that sometime.

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  2. i really, really love your blog. thank you for doing this project! i look forward to seeing your nail designs every day!

    this one is just way cool. i'm going to try it tonight. :)

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  3. i really love how the matte makes the glitter pop! As a girl who LOVES shiny nails (I thought the idea of matte nails was ridiculous and almost defeating the purpose lol), I might have to try something like this!!

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  4. Ive had your blog on my "favorites" for a while and check every day. I always love your designs but OMG i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. . . did i mention LOVE this one?!?! If only i had star stickers in the house i would do this RIGHT NOW! LOVEEEE IT! So freakin creative!

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  5. I am digging all the black this week! This one is awesome! I might have to try it myself.

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  6. What a great idea. Really great look!

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  7. This is SO creative! I love it!

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  8. That's cool! Love the starts, and they're so neat.

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  9. These are great! Stealin them...

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  10. Whoa - I think these are my favorite so far!

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  11. Wow they're amazing!! What a fab idea :) Actual love for this design

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  12. How long did you wait between applying the seche vite and applying the stickers?

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  13. Thanks everyone!! :-P I wanna see your versions for all of you that said you're stealin' them! - Post em on the facebook fan page!! :)


    Jackie S.
    waited til the seche felt dry, maybe 5 min? not terribly long.

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  14. this is my favorite so far!!! loved the sparkly over matte effect!!!

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  15. these are awesome! they remind me of Lady GaGa, which is good. :)

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  16. I've never done a truly black nail, but this and the previous one have inspired me. (by that I mean I'm probably going to straight up copy your brillant ideas) :)

    Great nail bloggin!

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  17. I want to copy this so bad... I have to find star shaped stickers, or freehand them, though =(

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  18. Here is my stolen interpretation! :D
    http://polishondigitalpaper.blogspot.com/2010/01/ga-ga-nails-did.html

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  19. Se ve demasiado lindooo !
    Tengo q pintarmelas asi algun dia !
    Eres genial (:

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  20. Had to try it!! http://smdgen.blogspot.com/2010/02/rockstar.html

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  21. Thank you - Great articles for attractive Nails!

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  22. your nails are so preeeeettttyyyyy!!!!! i <3 i have to try this!

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  23. That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much that for you shared those things with us.Im wishing you to carry on with ur achivments.All the best.



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