i am so excited to launch a little something new here in the glossarie! the team at Suave® and Q-tips® invited me to participate in their ManiCure Pinterest sweeps and i couldn’t resist the opportunity to jump on board. nail art may be one of the hottest beauty trends, but getting the look isn’t just about the designs
over the next two weeks, i will be sharing four of my favorite diy ManiCure looks with you, complete with tips for top notch nail care, like moisturizing skin and precision polishing, all captured with gorgeous photography by kate headley. (she makes my novice handiwork look SO good!)
i’ll be pinning these pics to pinterest and that’s where you can get in on the action. visit Suave Beauty on facebook where you can enter for the chance to win Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions and Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs (trust me, your mani will never look better) or $500 for the ultimate day of beauty and style. then, pin my nail art looks (or any of my fellow influencers) to the ManiCure inspiration board.
here’s how i got look number one, a simple fuzzy coated manicure:
i started with clean, dry nails and i moisturized with Suave® Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Body Lotion to hydrate and soften my skin. i used a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab dipped in a little remover to clear my nails of any excess oil before polish.
then, I layered on my favorite base coat, knowing that there’s a good chance that this textured style could chip easily.
applying this type of textured polish is tricky! you have to kind of “pat” the first coat in place to get an even distribution of glitter.
going back over with a second coat really brought the texture out! i was able to “paint” this one on more traditionally for even coverage. i cleaned up stray polish with a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab dipped in polish to make sure the mani was precise and perfect.
after waiting oh-so patiently to let these dry, i rubbed a little Suave® Skin Solutions Soothing Body Lotion with Aloe on my tortured cuticles.
the finished look is so fun! all in all, i was really impressed with how easy the polish was to apply, how well it wore and (shockingly) how easy it was to remove. i definitely like the new textured twist on a plain old mani!
this post was created in connection with my role as an influencer for Suave® and Q-tips®