Manicure Monday: Glitz & Glam

Manicure Monday: Glitz & Glam via The Collabor-EightAnd we’re back! I’ve hardly had time to slap some clear polish on my nails in the past few months, let alone create a manicure worthy of a Manicure Monday blog post. Between finding a new job, moving, and planning my sister’s wedding, it’s been a crazy couple of months. But I did it – I’ve settled in and I finally got the chance to give myself a mani (and pedi!) – and I’m feeling a bit more like myself now.

For my first manicure in more than a month, I really needed something big, bold, and bright. I needed glitz and I needed glam – lots of it.

I prepped my nails – pushed my cuticles, filed, buffed, filed some more – they really needed it after all this time! And then I began my manicure with a coat of Nail Tek II to keep them strong.

Manicure Monday: Glitz & Glam via The Collabor-EightAs I said, I really needed something bold. I wasn’t about to do a natural nail after all this time without polish. I went with Essie’s Butler Please, a bright, bold cobalt blue. It’s one of my favorite colors and one of  my favorite polishes, so why not?

Joyme Nail Stickers that I received in my Nail Art Society kit were perfect for the occasion – a simple and easy way to really add a lot of glam to your manicure. These little clusters of rhinestones may look complicated, but they’re actually all attached into one sticker. I wanted a flashy look, but I hadn’t done my nails in so long, I had to ease myself back in! To use the nail stickers, simply wait until your polish is completely dry, peel off a sticker, and place it on your nail. Seal it with your favorite topcoat – I used Essie’s Good to Go – and you’re … good to go!

Sitting here with my perfectly polished nails, typing up this Manicure Monday for you – it’s good to be back! What manicures have I missed while I was gone?

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

5 comments on “Manicure Monday: Glitz & Glam

  1. Love the blue!

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