12.11.2012

Holiday Party Week: Silver Bell Nails

 
Ok, so I have not wrapped a single present yet, unless you count the new trend I'm starting called Wrapping Via The Bag the Present Came In. My nails, however, are all dressed up for holiday parties. I wanted something that would work for just about everyone, that wasn't too Christmasy (those nails are next week on the blog), and that could be worn into NYE and winter. I present my Silver Bell Nails:


T O O L S
Base/top coat
Silver metallic polish
H glitter polish
silver glitter polish
(optional) chunky silver glitter polish



M E T H O D


Paint base coat and allow to dry. Paint one coat of silver. 
This Wet N Wild polish was .99 cents!


To add holographic sparkle, add one to two coats of a white glitter polish and allow to dry.


Next, starting about halfway down the nail, paint a silver glitter polish up to the tip. Allow to dry.


To finish the nail, add a chunky silver glitter polish to the upper fourth of the nail, 
or paint another coat of the glitter polish on the upper fourth. 
Allow to dry and add a top clear coat if desired.



T I P S
  • While I went super-sparkly and painted every.single.nail, I know this will work for most as an accent nail. 
  • There are so many options with these nails! Use the colors that you like for the holidays.

Do you paint your nails for the holidays?
What colors/designs?

37 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! Also, I, too, have used your method of wrapping things in the bag they came in -- although I've been good this year and wrapped a lot of presents early (and in wrapping paper). It looks prettier under our tree. :)

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  2. Silver & Sparkly- the perfect combo for the holidays!

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  3. I love this mani!! And its affordable!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  4. I feel you on the present wrapping. I have two under the tree thanks to buying them two months ago and for getting a tiny bit of free wrapping paper in the mail. All the other presents I have are either in transit or sitting at whatever store I'll end up buying them from -eek.

    Also, silver nails are adorable. That's one of my favorites.

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  5. very nice, I love silver polish!

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  6. very very very cool silver nails! so fun for the holidays!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  7. love love these nails, this a look one could wear throughout every season and never tire of it!

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  8. So pretty! Perfect for a party.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  9. I'm totally behind your idea of using the bag it came in:P
    And love these nails, Elle. Very holiday-inspired.

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  10. I really need to get cracking on the gift wrapping...also, I love the nails, they look amazing!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. I love that mani! It's so pretty (and festive)! I love deep reds with a gold accent lately!

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  12. LOVE this! Goodness you have some patience to do all of that... ha I can barely let the base coat dry but they look FANTASTIC!

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  13. How totally pretty! My nails need a redo right about now to something more festive

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  14. That makes me feel better--I haven't wrapped a single gift either! My nails are boring though. I need to get some sparkly polish and try this!

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  15. Those turned out so stinkin' cute! And heck ya, I'm totally going for the full set, screw the accent nail (c;

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  16. Sooo pretty- and I have to confess I haven't started my wrapping, either. Maybe this weekend?

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  17. What a fun Holiday nail tutorial! I love sparkly, glitter nails.

    Amber
    Amber's Mouthwash

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  18. These nails are really beautiful, so festive :).

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  19. gorgeous!!! I've done just the tips (haha that sounds bad!) but I like how this blends!!! So trying this!!

    XOXO

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  20. that's a really pretty shade and i love the glitter on the tips.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  21. I love this look, it's so pretty and subtly different! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I have my nail painted with lots of sparkle right now. I think it is necessary for the holiday:) I do love this look.

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  23. this is so pretty. i tried this with a red color and red glitter but it looked weird on me. maybe it was because they were slighty different shades of red?

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  24. These nails are gorgeous, just so darn pretty!

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  25. Excellent Ball Handling, if I DO say so mydamnself.

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  26. i love glitter nail polish! i just wish it wasn't so hard to remove.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  27. I love celebrating occasions on my nails hehe so I definitely get festive for Christmas. Still juggling some ideas in my head for this year :)

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  28. Elle! your so creative! plus, this reminds me of a pretty glitter shimmer duo chrome polish i would buy 5 of (1 for me and the rest for stockings!) i have something like each of those colors. thanks for sharing! i love series. so far, so good.

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