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Midweek Manicure // Thanksgiving Edition

I hope everyone who is celebrating today has a wonderful thanksgiving!! I can’t wait to see family and eat tons of yummy food. As I type this, I have a whole bunch of sweet potatoes in the oven, waiting to be turned into a delicious sweet potato casserole. And yesterday’s attempt at home made cranberry sauce came out pretty good (if I do say so), so I’m looking forward to chowing down on that stuff, too! And here is the polish I’m wearing today:

Golden Glitter Mani

I used:

  • OPI – A Piers to be Tan
  • Zoya – Jinx
  • Gold Glitter from the craft store

Thanksgiving Mani

After the A Piers to be Tan base coat, I dabbed on a small amount of the Jinx at the base of my nail, and blended it out about half way up my nail to create a shimmery gradient . While that was still wet, I sprinkled on a little bit of the gold glitter. After a top coat, I was done!

Be Happy, Be Safe, Be Thankful!

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Midweek Manicure – Caviar Dreams

Red Caviar Manicure

How much did I love this manicure? Let me count the ways, on each little teeny weenie tiny bead. Ok, I won’t be doing that, but I did really love this mani experiment. Have any of you heard about the caviar manicures (see here) that are all the rage lately? (Is it weird that I just used the phrase “all the rage?”) Anyway, lots of people are loving it, including myself. I really wanted to re-create the look, but I’m too cheap frugal to spend $25 for the kit (available at Sephora). So, I found some crafting micro beads by Martha Stewart on Amazon.com:

Add some polish and you got yourself a caviar kit in a bunch of different colors!

Caviar Manicure by MixedMethod

After a base coat, I painted on two coats of Orly Red Flare. When that was dry, I painted on a coat of Zoya Armor and then dumped some of the red beads on to the wet polish. I did this over a tray, and worked one nail at a time. Once the nail was coated with the red beads I pressed them down gently to make sure they stuck pretty well. After doing this to all nails, I painted a bit of my top coat just on the tips of each nails and across the top edge of the nail to seal everything in. I poured any of the beads that didn’t make it onto my nails back into the bead bottle for next time!

Red Caviar Mani

I wore these out for a bachelorette party and felt kind of like a rockstar the whole time. I think if I were to wear them to work, I might just do one accent nail-but full on was so fun!

Happy Wednesday!