Sequin Manicure

SPARKLE. This manicure was inspired by bokeh images and the theme of mermaids. I love the 3D effect that it gives to your nails and the multi- dimensional sparkle when it catches the light. My friend saw them and thought that they looked like Deborah Lippman nail polishes without realising that they were actual pieces of sequin which gives it a versatility that most alternative manicures do not.


I used O.P.I nail polish, you can choose any base colour but it needs to be a thick layer for the sequin to hold. The limited edition Chanel 'Illusion d'Or' is a favourite of mine that is precious to me because it is so unusual and beautiful.


Paint one nail at a time and cut sequins in half if needed. Use tweezers to move/ place them. I started with whole sequins at the middle of the nail and used the half pieces for the sides.

A heavy layer of top coat is needed to seal and smooth out the texture of the nail. After this dries I applied a subtle layer of the glittery Chanel polish because it added a different kind of shine.

This is a blue version I tried on my friend's hand with a turquoise base colour by Rococo available at Space N.K


TheFashionEveryDay said...

J adore bonne idee!

mlw said...

You have beautiful hands. And what a unique idea!

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

thats so neat! genius idea for sure!

xoxo katlin

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Eme said...

wow, great idea!!
i'm gonna coppy u!!
kisss <3

whitney said...

This is such a great idea! Gotta try it myself sometime :)
You have such lovely hands and fingers!

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kelimutu said...

hi, this is the first time I coming here..
You have a great blog by the way..

And oh, I should try this next time.

Faye H said...

Gorgeous idea, i'll be trying this!

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thehiddenfairy said...

it looks delicate but chic! your hands are some kind smooth so it's great for you wearing it.

The Afternoon Tea said...

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Carrie said...

this is a great idea but it looks really tedious. i don't think i would have the patience for this. it looks teally cool though.


Paola said...

Great post!!!;D

DailyGlamour said...

Great polish nails !

gigaaa said...

Goooooooood idea! it looks amazing :)!

JustPatience said...

Cute nails Andrea.


Janiece said...

WOW! That looks AMAZING! Let me know how the maintenance holds up? xo

Laura said...

wondeful idea! really, totally gonna try this out myself!

Silvertigo said...

Such an inspiring idea, wouldn't have made that up myself! And the nails look so pretty! Awesome job! :) xoxo

Wida said...

That's so awesome!! I love it!!

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t said...

Cool nails!

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Miri said...

Wooow, this looks amazing! What a great and soecial idea!


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Janiece said...

Can you relocate to Texas so that you can make my nails look this good all the time? haha <3

Nina Trendsurvivor Papaioannou said...

Very nice nails!!! Great idea!
Thank you for your lovely comment!
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Hope to see you again soon !!! Have a wonderful day!

Marloes said...

So cool, love it x

Miss Chloe said...

such a great idea! especially because everything i own with sequins ends up falling apart anyways!

tasha faye said...

wow wow wow. this nail idea is such a beautiful one! :) thank you for your lovely comment! xx

LDM said...

omg genius!! i love it!

xx from hong kong :)

Rianna Bethany said...

This looks like a realy cool runway type manicure, i love it, wonder how long it will last for?

Rianna xxxx

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Looks wonderful. I'll try it out soon! x

Mary said...


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Lidiya said...

I adore the nails, such a cool and unique idea <3

Roxana said...

So beautiful! Great idea. :)

AmazinglyBe-AU-tiful said...

I love that ideaa.. so cutee

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Taylor said...

this is so unique, never have seen it before! so cool. nice blog you've got here! found you via atlantic pacific.

blacksandbrights said...

wow what an interesting manicure - i love sequins im doing a post on them tomorrow - super cool xx

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