Best Glitter Manicures

 
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It was seen all over nails at New York Fashion Week, and is one of the most popular looks on the street. Whether you call it sparkle, shimmer, or sheen, that extra dash of a special something is the hottest look for nails right now. You don't have to apply one all-out sparkly nail polish. The art is in the layering, rather like when you achieve the perfect outfit from layers of clothes and accessories. Whether you brush a sheer, luminescent polish over a basic color, or wear two types of sparkly nail polish over two different colors, you can create a look that’s as unique and beautiful as you are. It's all about experimentation.

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Get this luminescent sheen from a single polish, or layer a shimmery shade over another hue. We love the way it changes color in different light.

Beautylish recommends: NARS Nail Polish in Purple Rain

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If the idea of sparkles scares you, take it slow by adding glitter to just the tips of your nails. You can use craft glitter on your nails—just be careful not to get any flecks near your eyes!

Beautylish recommends: Hard Candy Just Nails in Break Up

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This look requires two or three coats and lots of layering! We adore the three-dimensional effect.

Beautylish recommends: China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Doll House

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Sparkles don't have to be full-on. The number of coats you apply determines how sparkly your nails will get. Slick on one layer for a subtle look.

Beautylish recommends: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Boom Boom Pow

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