Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Coronation Nails

What happens when you put debutantes into the same theater? Glitter. Lots and lots of Glitter.

Tonight I'm playing for Coronation, a coming-out ball that happens every year during Fiesta. All the ladies wear glitzy dresses with loooong trains. I got a peek of them today during rehearsal- Yowza! Not wanting to be shown up, and since we have to wear all black, the bling goes on my nails.

I started with two coats of OPI Your Royal Shineness, a wonderful platinum microglitter. Then I added a coat of OPI Silver Shatter for texture. Once that dried, I used Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday on my index fingers for an accent nail. The other nails are topped with Color Club Platinum Record.

Coronation Nails
They're so sparkly! The shatter effect isn't very visible, but it keeps the texture from being too flat. Happy Birthday looks really great over silver, and I like how the color is a subtle effect against the rest of the glitter.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day! The weather here in San Antonio is beautiful, I hope you're all experiencing something similar where you live :-)


  1. Wow,what a glittertastic combo! Have a good one!

  2. This is such a cute manicure! I love metallic nails, and the glitter topcoat adds a lot of interest. I really like the idea of using a colored glitter as an accent, and then monochromatic glitter on the rest of the nails... You show those debutantes how manicures are done! ;)

  3. My eyeballs just exploded.
    This is a reaaaaally fun mani (and so perfectly themed!). Hope they last until Sunday so I can see them in person!

    1. What an image, Kate! Glad you like them :-)