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Manicure Monday: Pretty Glam

Manicure Monday: Pretty Glam via The Collabor-eightIn last week’s Manicure Monday post, I told you about the nail polish my little sister picked me up on her trip to South Korea. I’m currently obsessed with them, so this week, I couldn’t wait to use them again!

After my basic nail prep, I applied three coats of VDL’s Festival Nails in Violet Stiletto, a pale, fresh lavender shade. Side note, I love this color so much that I did a pedicure with it as well! Anyway, I used three coats because they didn’t initially cover as evenly as I wanted, but three coats gave me the perfect look.

I was really in the mood for a matte manicure, so I applied one coat of NYC’s Matte Me Crazy to each nail. If I liked Violet Stiletto before, I loved it now. The matte finish really made this color pop.

I still had a mix of different colored rhinestone and pearl nail studs from a previous Nail Art Society kit, so I applied a few to each ring finger for a cute accent nail. I applied a dot of NYC’s Matte Me Crazy before each rhinestone. Top coat is the perfect adhesive for nail studs, but since I created a matte look, it was important to keep the look matte. After applying a bunch of different studs to each accent nail, I sealed them all in with another coat of Matte Me Crazy.

Do you think this look is pretty glam?

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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: Pretty Glam

  1. This is a gorgeous color. Love what you did with the stones. This really makes the manicure pop. Thanks for continuing to share all your great ideas.

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