August 12, 2010

NOTW: Red glittery tips

I wanted to do something different on my nails because Saturday my friends and I are going to Radio Lounge in Brossard for my friend Yanick's birthday. This is the best nighclub I ever went to, so I can't wait! Click here for a virtual tour of the club.

 with flash

without flash

I usually do this nail look with black nail polish on the tips, but it really look great with any dark color.

This is really simple to achieve. I used:

  • China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Bad Landing
  • Very old glittery nail polish without label
  • Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Fortifying Base & Top Coat

So basically, I put a base coat first, then two coats of nail polish on the tips. I add the glittery nail polish, and a top coat, and tadaah!

EDIT: Kandie asked how I got that line so straight on my nails. First of all, if you look closely, you can see that's it's not that straight LOL. But anyway, the trick I have discovered is to paint the nail polish on the tip with little strokes up and down the tip of the nail, not painting a line from side to side of the tip. I hope it helps.


  1. thanks for stopping by my blog I'm a new follow of yours now too =)

    curves ahead

    oh and how did you get that line so straight on your nails great job

  2. Nice nails (^_^)
    Thank you for commenting on my blog


  3. super cette french
    j'aime beaucoup la touche de rouge

  4. ooh I've been temtped to try this out cos I've seen it on a lot of girls and looks quiet cute! x

  5. it's so cute and creative! and it looks quite simple to do! :D

    <3, Mimi

  6. Hi Gaby! You'll have to get some pictures at the nightclub on Saturday for Yanick's birthday :)
    It's funny but I just finished painting gold glitter nail tips on my nails too - and with a clear coat as the base :) The red glitter tips look neat!

  7. wow!!! nice pics with nice nail polish...get easy & free ideas to take care of your nails...


  8. lovely ,, i like this ,, gotta try it out =D

    and yes ,, i think short strokes are easier than one swipe from side to side =)

  9. I found doing the tips with a nail art pen is easier than using the polish brush, or I use French tip guides. Great job!

    You can fake the image of long nails by painting the tips way pass your actual smile lines too :)

  10. This is too cute. Totally different.

  11. Cute color! I always have a difficult time with the tips. HAHA.

  12. @Curves ahead makeup: I just edited my post by answering your question and linking to your blog (=

    @Becky: Thanks!

    @Beautylicieuse: Merci! Le rouge fait différent du traditionnel blanc (=

    @perfectionishuman: You should try it, it's so easy!

    @Mimi: It is (=

    @Anastacia: Thank you!

    @joy frankline: Thank you!

    @Princess Feef: Be sure to do a post about it if you try it (=

    @Halifax: Well I'm having quite an hard time with a nail pen too LOL. I also tried with French tips guides, but I can't find them anymore -_-

    @Mz. More: Thank you!

    @Jasmin: Yes, the tips are always harder to achieve Z=

  13. I like how simple the nails are; red on the tip! :)

    What is Giant Tiger? We don't have that here or never heard of it... hehe~

    Just because Smooth Away didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you... hehe~

  14. Looks lovely, I used to do this but haven't in a while. Shall have to again soon!

  15. the nails look really cute but it looks more like your finger tips are bleeding. lol