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Rodarte's Glitter Manicure

Rodarte's Glitter Manicure

Over the past few years, I have to admit that I rarely look at the actual clothing that is being shown during fashion week. Let's be honest, most of us can't afford the pieces that are being presented and the majority of the looks are so over the top that even if you could, where on earth would you wear them? School pick up? Probably not.

Now, what I focus on is the styling of the various outfits (basically to see how I can copy to make my own clothes feel fresh each season) and the hair and makeup. Oh the hair and makeup! Sure, there is often a bit of fantasy involved in that as well, but there is also a lot of new beauty trends that are presented and most are ones that all of us can wear. Bright lips, berry lips, goth lips... all trends have a birthplace and that place is usually fashion week. 

One of the things that caught my eye (and the eye of many!) were the glitter cuticles that the models were sporting at the most recent Rodarte show. Their creator is the famed Tracylee and I have to say I am loving this look! As a somewhat reformed nail biter (thank you Invisalign) I usually wear either red, black, or nude on my nails and not only does that get a little boring, it can also be a little high maintenance!

Enter the glitter cuticle. A swipe of nude and a little glitter polish on your cuticles and viola, you have a high fashion look with very little effort. I feel like this would be perfect for me since I am always chipping and / or nibbling on my nails and it looks like it would be pretty easy to master because there is a lot of room for error. For the show, the glitter polish was applied with a brush (making the application more refined) and I love how delicate the end result looks... just a little flash on an otherwise simple nail. This means you could wear it with almost any outfit, from jeans to a ball gown and yes, even to school pick up! 

We all can't wear Rodarte, but we all sure as hell can rock this glitter mani! Xx

(All images via Rodarte's Instagram)

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