Get The Look: Gilded Tiffany Nails for Prom!
by Bec Stupak
Published May 20, 2013
Inspired by the awesome Beautylish community (including Indira E. and Paulina A.), we put together Tiffany-inspired mani that's as easy to do as it is elegant. Here, we paired a classic Tiffany robin's-egg blue with gold glitter and sparkly gemstones to give it a super luxe feel for prom season. But the look would also work great with a neon base for festivals, or with any shade to match (or complement) your dress. No matter what shade you choose, the techniques are the same, and easy to master. Just follow the simple steps below.
STEP 1: Apply two coats of the nail color of your choice. Cover with a topcoat.
STEP 2: While topcoat is still wet, use a fine brush to add glitter to the base of the nail. Pull glitter toward the tip to get a soft fade effect. Apply another coat of topcoat to create a sticky surface and place a rhinestone at the base of each nail.
STEP 3: To create a diamond accent nail, use topcoat to create a sticky base and apply rhinestones of different sizes on the nail. You may need to refresh the topcoat if it dries before each rhinestone has been placed. For maximum sparkle, cover the entire nail.
STEP 4: Apply a final layer of topcoat to seal the glitter and rhinestones, giving nails a finished look. Using a dry detail brush with stiff bristles, clean the edges of the finger to get rid of any unwanted glitter. Once your nails have dried completely, washing your hands will help remove any pesky strays.
And there you have it! A simple nail that sparkles in the moonlight and will be sure to make you look like a million bucks.