Pearl Nail Art Ideas to Make Your Holiday Season More Elegant
The late Jackie Kennedy famously said, "Pearls are always appropriate." And for us beauty-lovers, that statement includes nail art!
While we're already obsessed with the Korean glass nail art trend, Asian trendsetters are also catching our eye with pearl-adorned manicures. Some of these looks are subtle with a cute detail or two, while others are decadent with digits dripping in gems from the sea. And if you're a mermaid fan, there are definitely nautical-inspired ideas. Plus, this is something both preppy and edgy ladies can try — either pair your pearls with pink to look delicate or black to appear vampy.
"My favorite way to wear pearls is on the back of a long, almond-shaped nail," said
Sally Hansen global color ambassador Madeline Poole. "I think it's really elegant and understated. You can place a small dab of glue on the back of the nail and press the flat-backed pearl on the glue so that it's sitting just above the skin. [See the look here!] I also love a pearl against a matte nude color or a metallic — something that conjures up fish scales or a mermaid tail, like black and blue. The contrast between the two sheens is beautiful."
Madeline also offered advice for how to successfully attach a pearl to your fingertips. "Smaller pearls are better for nails, and you should try to find the pearls with flat backs," she explained. "These are best for design as they sit the best and stay put. When placing pearls, crystals, or studs, you can use a white colored pencil to pick them up. There's something about the quality of the lead that's slightly sticky, and the pearl will attach itself to the pencil tip so you can place it easily. It's important to use a white colored pencil so that if any residue from the pencil is left on the pearl, it's white and easily brushed off."
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