Award Season Nails

19 Jan

Awards season has officially begun, and as usual everyone is interested in two things: the award winners and the gowns. This year’s the Golden Globes offered an amazing couture buffet that is only a preview of what’s to come.  One look we especially loved was Emma Stone’s. Miss Stone chose a Lanvin dress in a shade of deep purple mixed with red and a distinctive jeweled belt to finish the look. It was both youthful and full on glamorous. In tribute to the award season and Miss Stone’s gorgeous look, we decided to create a nail look with the essence of her gown in mind.


Step 1) Paint nails with a clear base-coat and let dry. Then paint nails an iridescent purple; use as many coats as necessary to create a deep shade. We used Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Save the Date.

Step 2) Use French manicure white tip guides to section off the bottom of your nails in a half moon shape. This will create a reverse tips look. We used Orly French Manicure White tip guidelines.

Step 3) Paint bottom tips with silver glitter and let dry, then remove finger guidelines. Make sure polish is fully dry before removing guidelines. We used OPI DS Radiance.

Step 4) Apply small craft jewels to the bottom of nails in the center of the glitter. Paint a clear topcoat over nails to secure jewels.  We used Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Flawless.

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One Response to “Award Season Nails”

  1. Lisa_Donnelly January 20, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    What a wonderful look! The addition of tiny stones is clever, too. Love the shorter nails that are so popular this season…much more practical than longer ones. But the shorter nails have their challenges, too. I’ve found that the best way to keep them strong and healthy (no flaking or peeling) is to use a glass nail file. They don’t leave the little burrs and nicks, unlike emery boards and metal implements. I’m convinced they’ve helped me keep my nails stronger, easier to grow and care for, and smooth as, well, glass.

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