When it comes to party-perfect holiday nails, think glitter, says celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, creator of the Lippmann Collection nail products. There is no age limit on this sparkling trend; the key is to find the shimmering shade that matches your personal style.
How to Wear Glittered Nail Polish
Conservative: For a subtle manicure, layer a glitter polish like Deborah's gold-based Boom Boom Pow over a neutral shade to punch up your holiday look or to quickly take an outfit from day to night.
Fashionably Chic: If you like to integrate new fashion and beauty trends into a more classic look, Deborah recommends a deep raspberry glitter lacquer, like Razzle Dazzle, that provides fuller coverage on the nail and can be worn on its own.
Trendsetter: Embrace the glitter trend in full force with a bold, blazing blue-green shade like Across the Universe.
How to Maximize Your Manicure
For a professional-looking at-home manicure, polish your nails using three thin strokes: one down the center and one down each side. Then, brush the polish gently across the very tip of each nail for extra staying power. Remember, when you use less polish on the brush, your manicure will dry faster and stay on longer.
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