24 January 2013

Mixed finish double accent nails

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Thursday! It's TVD day. I feel like I never post on Thursdays but that's probably because I'm usually pretty much dying in anticipation of what will happen tonight. Do any of you guys watch the Vampire Diaries?

Today I've just got a quick post - I shared this yesterday on my Instagram (glittagloves) and you guys seemed to like it, so I figured I'd do a post on it too! I know I said in my last post that I'd have a stash video up next, but I'm facing some logistical errors (translate: I'm an idiot and making videos is hard) so yeah. I'm working on it. I have a lot of my less classy moments to edit out... I ended up whisper singing a lot so it got creepy pretty fast.

ANYWAY, I've been seeing a lot of double accent nail manicures lately (instead of just one accent nail - like your thumb or ring fingernail, you do two, usually side by side) and I'm loving them so hard. My love Whitney of Dressed Up Nails (it legit took me twenty minutes to write that sentence because I went to her blog and got distracted by her freaking flawless shit I mean posts because I'm professional) posted a couple of accent nail manicures recently on her Instagram, and a couple of them were with less traditional accent nails (her index for one, I believe!) so I was inspired by that. I was also inspired by the nail art she does, and how her designs always flow really well together without necessarily being the same - like these, for example. Can you tell I love her blog? I also love her nail length... literal perfection imo, I'm loving shorties so much right now.

So, I started out with OPI Ink (suede) on my index and middle fingernails. I decided to use one of the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez (it pains me to own these) glitters that I picked up on my ring and pinky fingernails. The glitter was Sweet Dreams. I tried layering it to opacity on my thumb but it wasn't quite the coverage I was hoping for, so I chose to layer it over OPI Funky Dunkey.  I didn't want the base colour of FD to show through too much because I realised after that I didn't do the best job of colour-matching the small glitter lol.

I loved the mix of the matte with the shiny sparkly glitter... I always adore matte nails and I didn't get the nickname Glitta Gloves for my love of cremes, so it was right up my alley! Two coats of Ink, no topcoat, one coat of Funky Dunkey and three of Sweet Dreams with Seche Vite.

Wow my nails are super nubby right now haha! Anyway, what do you guys think? Have you been mixing finishes lately? Playing with accent nails?

Hopefully I'll have my stash video up soon... and I got an awesome order from Harlow & Co. today, so I'll be posting those beauties soon too! I'm determined to get back onto the blogging train... I miss writing to you guys and deluding myself into thinking that people care about my ramblings!

Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!


  1. I'm loving the mix of matte and glitter! And I did the same thing when I went to Dressed Up Nails haha :)

  2. I love that suede finish, it's really interesting. And I agree with you, I usually like to do two accent nails and I usually do different nails on each hand to mix it up a bit. Love the suede/glitter contrast.

  3. hahaha oh my god this is the best thing ever, is it creepy if i say i'm in love with you? is that creepy or is it acceptable? I DON'T CARE ANYMORE I WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO KNOW! i'm also so in love with this combination and i wish you would stop posting it in all of the places i follow you so i can stop lemming both of these polishes. i guess i'll just have to pull out some stupid matte and glitter polishes i ALREADY OWN and try to make myself feel better by wearing those instead. my life is the worst.

  4. YEEEEESSSSSSS, i watch The Vampire Diaries! lol My friend and i actually make a girls night out of it and watch together every Thursday. We mistakenly called it "VD night" and now both our husbands make fun of us.
    I never thought to mix it up like this with the different nails, i've done the 1 accent nail many times but will try this next time, for something different.

  5. I love this look! The matte + glitter combo is awesome. Whitney is cracking me up right now with her comments above me. LOL

  6. NUB NUB NUB *does the nub dance*

    Gorgeous O+ the nubs are way cute!

  7. Love the matte-glitter contrast! And very nice to have 2 accent nails (why do one when you can have 2!) :)

  8. How cool! That is a great way and I'll give it a try, since I did purchased some glitter nail polish!
    i love sparkles to, but it takes me forever to get it off my nails.. im going to try this method out. thank you. shellac manicure


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