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How to sparkle up your nails for the holidays

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

How to... Add a little holiday sparkle

The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones and adding some sparkle into your life. It's a magical season, so your nails deserve to reflect that! We're injecting a bit of fun into a classic manicure color.
Glitter holiday nails

How to... Add a little holiday sparkle

Step 1: Gather supplies

To create the look of holiday sparkle, I used the following supplies:

  • Julep Oscar
  • OPI Color So Hot It Berns
  • Page hole protectors

holiday glitter nail colors

Step 2: Start with a base coat

Start with a red base coat (I did two coats), and let it dry.

Base coat

Step 3: Apply the page protectors

Using the page protector stickers, place one on each nail right under where the natural 'moon' of your nail would end. This will create a nice arch effect for our glitter.

Apply page protectors

Step 4: Paint glitter polish

Paint two to three coats of glitter polish over the bottom of the nail and let dry before gently pulling off the sticker.

Apply glitter polish to bottom of nail

Step 5: Add a glossy top coat

Finish with a glossy top coat, and your nails are holiday-ready!

Apply top coat

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