If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I’m obsessed with nail studs. I love how easy they make it to add a pop of color and texture to your manicure. I received some more studs in this month’s Nail Art Society kit – this time, it included small gold squares – and I just had to incorporate them into this week’s Manicure Monday. Read on to see what I did to create this manicure!
I knew I needed to use my new nail studs – but with what? Again, I was inspired by fashion. I planned to wear a purple printed dress to my boyfriend’s holiday party, so of course I had to go with a purple manicure. I used China Glaze’s Ombre Kit in Grape Expectations, which included Sweet Hook, Spontaneous, Grape Pop, and Crimson.
I initially planned to recreate the print on each nail, but I have to admit that even I wasn’t looking forward to spending that much time on my manicure. I decided to go with a matte ombre (gradient?) manicure – each nail a slightly different shade than the last. China Glaze’s Ombre Kits are perfect for that because they give you each of the shades. Since it includes four shades, I chose to use Jessica Custom Nail Colour in Black Matte. Since the darkest shade of purple was almost black, it was perfect.
I added three gold nail art studs to each nail, in a straight line down the center. It was just enough to create a punky accent and still let the purple shine. Learn how you can add nail art studs to your manicure here.
I finished each nail with NYC’s Matte Me Crazy to seal in the studs and create a fresh, matte manicure.
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