Summer is ending and for our younger subscribers, that means school is right around the corner. Be sure to start the semester in style with help from our limited edition Head of the Class box, which is filled with A+ goodies including Color Club’s Sequin Nail Art Kit. Whether your back-to-school look is preppy or edgy, nail art is a great way to express your style (even if you have to wear uniforms!). Here are five ways to master your manicure using these snazzy sequins.
All-Over Glitz (thumb): For the ultimate in sequins, begin by painting one nail with one to two coats of nail polish (I’m using Ruffian Delirium). Pour a small amount of sequins onto a dish or tabletop, and while the polish is still tacky, dip the front of your nail in the sequins. Gently push down on the sequins to secure them to your nail, brushing away any excess. Use a clear top coat to seal the look. Continue nail by nail until you’ve completed your manicure. We love adding sparkle to one “statement nail” while leaving the rest simply polished.
Sequin Stripes (pointer): For a more subdued (but still totally trendy) look, begin by painting your nail with a light-colored polish. Pick up a sequin with a pair of tweezers and place it on the center of your nail by the cuticle. Continue placing individual sequins until you reach the tip of your nail. Seal the design with a top coat for shine and protection.
Sequined French (middle): Try a fresh and colorful twist on the classic French manicure. Use a tweezer to place sequins one-by-one along the tip of your polished nails. Match your sequins to your polish (I’m wearing Ruffian Red), or for a louder look, use contrasting colors that really pop.
Polka Dots (ring): Polka dots are so much fun, and they’re even better when they sparkle. Use tweezers (or steady fingers) to place sequins on top of wet nail polish in a dotted pattern – don’t worry if they’re not spaced perfectly. Apply a top coat to each nail to seal the look!
Edgy in Black (pinky): If you like dark clothes and loud music, this one’s for you. Paint your nails with black or dark purple nail polish. Apply a single metallic silver or gold sequin to the center of each nail. For even more shine, add a glossy top coat to finish your rockin’ manicure.
How will you use your sequins? Let us know in the comments!
Get your sparkle on with the Color Club Sequin Nail Art Kit.