Nail Art How-To: Ombré Sparkles

Accessories don't just mean bags, shoes, and jewels, we're talking about your nails, too! Here nail artist Alicia Torello shows us how to achieve this gorgeous ombré sparkle manicure!

By Tara Lamont-Djite

1. Apply Your First Glitter Polish. Before beginning, file your nails to the desired shape and apply a base coat (we like Orly's Rubberized Base). The, apply two coats of your first sparkle polish. You can either make the base coat darker or lighter. We used Zoya's Pixie Dust Polish in Dahlia. 

2. Add a Little Glitter. Using your sparkle polish (we opted for Essie's Beyond Cozy), take a small amount of polish on the nail brush and dab it onto the tips of your nails.

3. Build Up Your Color. Depending on how much glitter (and ombré), you would like, add more glitter polish until you have the desired look.

4. Finish with Top Coat. Add a top coat for extra shine, or if you prefer, go without for a matte look.

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