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cultofpretty:

Deep blue and gold is one of my favorite color combinations - it’s sort of an ancient Egyptian vibe, no?  This manicure was super easy and I am LOVING it.
Here are the steps:
                  
1. Apply a base coat.  I use Orly Bonder ($7.49).
2. Apply 2 coats of a deep blue.  I discovered this amazing cult nail brand Rococo Nail Apparel at Space NK. This color is Me Me Me ($16.50).  The color is so dark and saturated that you have to clean up messes immediately or it will stain … So have some Beauty Fixation Nail Polish Touch-Up Applicators ($5.00) on hand.
3. Spray with a nail polish dryer spray, if you like.
4. Grab your nail art with tweezers.  I used this half moon shape from the Sephora OPI Nail Embellishments Metallic Gold Flower set ($5.00).  I’d advise you to buy 2 packs because there are only 10 of these pieces and it’s good to have back up. I used these super pointy Revlon tweezers ($8.99).  Lay them on and press down with the tweezer tip.
5. Apply a top coat.  I used Orly Won’t Chip ($7.50).
That’s it.  Takes a second to get used to holding the tweezer in your opposite hand but otherwise a piece of cake.
** One quick note … I am on the longlist for the Marie Claire Best Beauty Blog award!!  If you have a spare second, please VOTE FOR CULT OF PRETTY! Thanks so much! ** 

This is such a pretty look – and not as hard to achieve as it looks! We will be trying it out (and voting for Cult of Pretty), will you?

cultofpretty:

Deep blue and gold is one of my favorite color combinations - it’s sort of an ancient Egyptian vibe, no?  This manicure was super easy and I am LOVING it.

Here are the steps:

                 

1. Apply a base coat.  I use Orly Bonder ($7.49).

2. Apply 2 coats of a deep blue.  I discovered this amazing cult nail brand Rococo Nail Apparel at Space NK. This color is Me Me Me ($16.50).  The color is so dark and saturated that you have to clean up messes immediately or it will stain … So have some Beauty Fixation Nail Polish Touch-Up Applicators ($5.00) on hand.

3. Spray with a nail polish dryer spray, if you like.

4. Grab your nail art with tweezers.  I used this half moon shape from the Sephora OPI Nail Embellishments Metallic Gold Flower set ($5.00).  I’d advise you to buy 2 packs because there are only 10 of these pieces and it’s good to have back up. I used these super pointy Revlon tweezers ($8.99).  Lay them on and press down with the tweezer tip.

5. Apply a top coat.  I used Orly Won’t Chip ($7.50).

That’s it.  Takes a second to get used to holding the tweezer in your opposite hand but otherwise a piece of cake.

** One quick note … I am on the longlist for the Marie Claire Best Beauty Blog award!!  If you have a spare second, please VOTE FOR CULT OF PRETTY! Thanks so much! ** 

This is such a pretty look – and not as hard to achieve as it looks! We will be trying it out (and voting for Cult of Pretty), will you?

January 9, 2012 | 536 notes | beauty nail art nails manicure fashion