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Three Eye-Catching New Nail Looks for Prom: Guest Blogger

Nail art is a Birchbox obsession. One of the first places we look for inspiration is Glitter, She Wrote, Anna Norman’s cheery, imaginative blog, where she shares her gorgeous designs and muses about life in the Big Apple. This week, Anna takes us inside her nail guru world, and will show us how to get gorgeous, DIY art on our fingertips.

They may be small, but that doesn’t mean your nails can’t make a wow-inducing fashion statement. Try one of these fresh, on-trend ideas to add some serious pizzazz on prom night.

Caviar Manicure


The caviar manicure is becoming one of the hottest new nail trends, so it’s a perfect choice for prom-bound fashionistas. Tiny “pearls” stick to wet nail polish to create a fashion-forward 3D effect. UK brand Ciaté will begin selling its Caviar Manicure Kit in three colors (rainbow, black pearls, and mother of pearl) at Sephora next month. For an inexpensive D.I.Y. version, pick up some microbeads at your local craft store and sprinkle them over wet polish. You wouldn’t wait until prom day to try on your dress for the first time, so I suggest giving these nails a trial run before the big day, too.

Nail Appliques

The last thing you want to worry about at prom is chipping nail polish. Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps are chip-proof and come in fun styles like lace, leopard, and metallics. If wild prints aren’t your style, try the 100% real nail polish strips from Incoco, which come in solids, patterns, and gorgeous glittery French tips. These are a perfect way to get a salon-quality manicure for a fraction of the price. The best part? Zero drying time!

Glitters and Neutrals

1. Essie Shine of the Times
2. OPI Pirouette My Whistle from the brand new New York City Ballet Collection
3. Cult Nails Cruisin’ Nude
4. Butter London Hen Party

You don’t need to wear bright colors or loud patterns to shine at prom. Start with a classy neutral polish and add an iridescent glitter, a pearlescent finish, or a holographic flakie. Glitter polish is everywhere this year, so the options to add subtle yet stunning glitz and glam to your prom night look are endless.

Dying for more brilliant mani advice from Anna? Check out the rest of her posts here.

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