Hey you! I have not done a nail tutorial in forever, so I thought I would share one that has a special meaning to me, and is perfect for the holidays. My Grandmother has been doing hair and nails for ages, and when my sister and I would spend the night, she'd do our nails. She would give us a special manicure with one rhinestone on a nail--the original accent nail but in the 80s! Anyway, I just thought it was the most glamorous thing as a little girl. Thus, my love affair with sparkle began. Plus, a certain 5 year old I know is fascinated with constellations--current phase. She asked me for constellations and stars on my nails--and she loved how this turned out. It made the approval of a 5 year old, and hopefully yours too.
I wanted to keep this really easy and give you lots of options. I gope you give this a try!
- base and top coat
- polish (I chose this dark navy)
- Sharpie marker in silver or white
- silver glitter polish
-Apply a base coat to protect your nails and allow to dry.
-Apply a coat or two of your chosen nail polish. I used navy here, but I have also done this with black. Allow to dry.
If you're like me, you just need some more sparkle. From here you can add a silver glitter top coat. You can use your Sharpie--the white marker I had is double-ended, with one end having a fine tip--to connect the dots, to make it look more like the shape of the constellation. Add a top coat and you're done!
- Make this nail look your own! Keep it as simple or fancy as you'd like.
- Sometimes when using a marker on a glossy nail, the marker can wipe off, depending on the marker. To combat this, I just add a matte top coat before applying the marker and then using a top coat (matte or glossy).
- Markers will make it easier, but feel free to use polish, and a dotting tool of some sort, like an actual nail dotting tool, toothpick, bobby pin or straight pin.
- If you're feeling especially fancy, use small rhinestones, individual glitters, or sequins.
- You can do the constellations of your loved ones or your crush too!