"Wizard Hat" Mani

The last time I went to my nail supply shop, I saw some crazy colored star-shaped nail accents that I couldn't resist. They came in pastel pink, mint and yellow, each pack containing five stars. I was in the mood for something whimsical, so stars it was! I had a bottle of OPI Tomorrow Never Dies from the Skyfall collection, a gorgeous metallic indigo and I had some silver glitter on hand, and thus a plan was born.

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I applied two coats of OPI. Next, I used a toothpick to apply silver glitter in a purposeful way. Some of my nails feature real constellations; others are just well-strewn "stars." The final touch was adding the pastel yellow stars. I used a generous dab of Seche Vite and let the stars set, then applied a nice, thick coat of Seche Vite, completely covering the stars to make sure everything stayed put. I also wanted to be sure that there wouldn't be any edges along the stars for my hair to snag on. Blegh.

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Here's my left hand in indirect sunlight on the way to work.

And my right hand in the bright sunshine!

Since the stars are kind of kitchsy and cutesy, the resulting look was a little child-like and reminded me of Good Night Moon... or a wizard.

wizard costume

That said, I got a huge kick out of having such a playful manicure. The best part of the mani was touching the stars on my nails. They felt a little alien, but I was down with the weirdness.

Have you guys ever tried any super-sized nail decals?

ohmystars! Francesca