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DO-IT-YOURSELF: Create a glittery, ombre effect

Textured nail polish may be here to stay. Glittery polishes have been becoming more mainstream, and while perusing the nail polish aisle at Target last weekend, I saw Sally Hansen came out with a "Fuzzy Coat" a "Sugar" polish. "Fuzzy Coat" has ti...

Ombre nails
Making this glittery ombre look on your nails is easy peasy.

Textured nail polish may be here to stay.

Glittery polishes have been becoming more mainstream, and while perusing the nail polish aisle at Target last weekend, I saw Sally Hansen came out with a "Fuzzy Coat" a "Sugar" polish. "Fuzzy Coat" has tiny, rectangular "confetti" pieces and "Sugar" has tiny grains mixed with color.

I'm a little skeptical of textured polishes as in the past, that's meant a shorter-lasting manicure, but I really wanted to try out this modern look. So, this ombre glitter effect was a great place to start.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Clear top coat

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Iridescent white

Gold glitter polish

NOTE: Mix, match base and glitter polish colors to your preference or try ombre glitter effect on bare nails.

DIRECTIONS

I always start off any manicure with applying a top coat before the nail polish. This helps protect my nails from nail polish "staining." On clean, dry nails, apply top coat.

Apply two coats of iridescent white. With this color as the backdrop, it makes the glitter coat pop.

Paint a coat of glitter polish over entire nail.

Continue applying coats, building more color toward the cuticle, pulling away before reaching tip of nail. Note: You won't need much polish on the brush for this effect. Use less polish as you progress. Repeat for about 2-4 coats or to your desired effect.

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Once dry, apply layer of top coat to seal.

Lavine is Accent Editor for the Herald and can be reached at (701) 780-1265, (800) 477-6572, ext. 1265; or mlavine@gfherald.com .

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