Deep blue and gold is one of my favorite color

Deep blue and gold is one of my favorite color combinations - it’s sort of an ancient Egyptian vibe, no?  This manicure was super easy and I am LOVING it. Here are the steps:                   1. Apply a base coat.  I use Orly Bonder ($7.49). 2. Apply 2 coats of a deep blue.  I discovered this amazing cult nail brand Rococo Nail Apparel at Space NK. This color is Me Me Me ($16.50).  The color is so dark and saturated that you have to clean up messes immediately or it will stain … So have some Beauty Fixation Nail Polish Touch-Up Applicators ($5.00) on hand. 3. Spray with a nail polish dryer spray, if you like. 4. Grab your nail art with tweezers.  I used this half moon shape from the Sephora OPI Nail Embellishments Metallic Gold Flower set ($5.00).  I’d advise you to buy 2 packs because there are only 10 of these pieces and it’s good to have back up. I used these super pointy Revlon tweezers ($8.99).  Lay them on and press down with the tweezer tip. 5. Apply a top coat.  I used Orly Won’t Chip ($7.50). That’s it.  Takes a second to get used to holding the tweezer in your opposite hand but otherwise a piece of cake. ** One quick note … I am on the longlist for the Marie Claire Best Beauty Blog award!!  If you have a spare second, please VOTE FOR CULT OF PRETTY! Thanks so much! ** 

Deep blue and gold is one of my favorite color combinations - it’s sort of an ancient Egyptian vibe, no?  This manicure was super easy and I am LOVING it.

Here are the steps:

                 

1. Apply a base coat.  I use Orly Bonder ($7.49).

2. Apply 2 coats of a deep blue.  I discovered this amazing cult nail brand Rococo Nail Apparel at Space NK. This color is Me Me Me ($16.50).  The color is so dark and saturated that you have to clean up messes immediately or it will stain … So have some Beauty Fixation Nail Polish Touch-Up Applicators ($5.00) on hand.

3. Spray with a nail polish dryer spray, if you like.

4. Grab your nail art with tweezers.  I used this half moon shape from the Sephora OPI Nail Embellishments Metallic Gold Flower set ($5.00).  I’d advise you to buy 2 packs because there are only 10 of these pieces and it’s good to have back up. I used these super pointy Revlon tweezers ($8.99).  Lay them on and press down with the tweezer tip.

5. Apply a top coat.  I used Orly Won’t Chip ($7.50).

That’s it.  Takes a second to get used to holding the tweezer in your opposite hand but otherwise a piece of cake.

** One quick note … I am on the longlist for the Marie Claire Best Beauty Blog award!!  If you have a spare second, please VOTE FOR CULT OF PRETTY! Thanks so much! **