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Office Appropriate Nail Bling

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ever want to keep your fun weekend mani and wear it to work? Now you can! Here's a very sophisticated, very easy work appropriate manicure for you to try! This nail look was inspired by a look we saw on Pinterest by Lyndar The Merciless.

1. After prepping the nails, apply a clear coat base to ensure the polish applies smoothly.

2. Apply two coats of our Nail Polish in 'Innocence' to the nail making sure to keep the cuticle area clean. Let dry completely.

3. Next grab our polish in 'Golden Goddess' and apply just to the tips of the nails, feathering upward. When that dries, if you want to create more of an ombre effect, add more glitter to the tip of the nail to thicken the glitter.

4. Finish with a clear top coat and let your nails dry completely! :)

-Patti, contributing elfette

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CherrySue wrote:
1) 5/29/2012 8:47:55 PM
This photo and design actually belongs to Lynnie at Lyndar The Merciless from her post last year. A credit would be nice?!
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o0Jenny0o wrote:
2) 5/30/2012 5:27:43 PM
People should give proper credit where it's due.
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hazyindublin wrote:
3) 5/31/2012 12:34:03 PM
Hi Patti, as stated above, this picture is from another blog: You really should credit her wonderful nail-art.
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Broke Gal in NYC wrote:
4) 6/1/2012 10:44:12 AM
Really cute! I rarely wear nail polish but I like this look.
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ktgovols1 wrote:
5) 6/1/2012 10:44:21 AM
I would totally rock this!!! I love the mixture of demure color, but rock star bling!
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NIcoScott wrote:
6) 6/1/2012 10:49:48 AM
I think the nails in the are awesome I would so rock them to work. But I wouldnt be rocking anything crazy to work
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Chandi1019 wrote:
7) 6/1/2012 10:50:03 AM
I like the idea and would love to wear it, but I am unsure if I could pull this off myself. I may have to have someone to do it for me.
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Fashion and Makeup Lover wrote:
8) 6/1/2012 10:50:14 AM
I would wear this! I think it is very cute, and who cares what color/style of nails you wear and don't let people tell you that you can't wear one little detail because that is one of many ways you express what you are and like!
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lusciousraen wrote:
9) 6/1/2012 10:51:32 AM
Very pretty-I may try it this week!
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Flora81 wrote:
10) 6/1/2012 10:52:41 AM
Love the look. I'm going to try it on my fingers and toes. ;-)
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Stephanie Howard wrote:
11) 6/1/2012 10:53:43 AM
Love this look! It's so classy...I don't care who's picture it is! ;)
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erinke2006 wrote:
12) 6/1/2012 10:54:15 AM
I LOVE this look, and I would totally wear rock it at the office!!
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Wndrwmn12 wrote:
13) 6/1/2012 10:55:20 AM
Love this! How stinkin' cute!! And it looks easy... so easy that even I could manage it! I'm thinking this would also look cute with red polish and silver glitter... So awesome!
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TKey wrote:
14) 6/1/2012 10:56:35 AM
I really like it the colors are very "office" appropriate. I would rock it anywhere.
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Banker Chick wrote:
15) 6/1/2012 10:57:27 AM
I love this look but not sure if I would wear it in my office. I work at an ultra-conservative bank, so this might be a bit much
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sparkles074 wrote:
16) 6/1/2012 10:59:53 AM
nail bling! whooo sign me up. There are so many great inspiration pics out there.
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Ises wrote:
17) 6/1/2012 11:04:37 AM
Gorgeous and Elegant it is very tasteful for work and ready for fun or formal!
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LS2001 wrote:
18) 6/1/2012 11:05:01 AM
Love it! Would totally wear this to my office gig.
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Babeykade wrote:
19) 6/1/2012 11:12:20 AM
This is actually really cute. I just ordered about 10 different nail polish colors from you guys a couple of weeks ago and I never thought to choose brown, but it looks really clean and classy. It'd probably go with everything too. Love!
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Terribla wrote:
20) 6/1/2012 11:12:33 AM
I think the nails are cool looking but I think I might be a little old to wear those colors
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girlygirl45419 wrote:
21) 6/1/2012 11:14:11 AM
I LOVE this look, and maybe it will stop me from biting my nails!
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WhitNic wrote:
22) 6/1/2012 11:17:28 AM
Cute look, but I'd do a different shade. *You really should give credit for the picture,not to mention the legalities behind the matter.*
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cam111268 wrote:
23) 6/1/2012 11:17:35 AM
I love this look and would not hesitate to wear it to the office.
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RachaelMarie wrote:
24) 6/1/2012 11:18:20 AM
Love these nails, I will definitely be doing this. I just wish e.l.f. made more glitter polishes!
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LisaLu wrote:
25) 6/1/2012 11:21:16 AM
Yes, it's a gorgeous look! Great for office, a date, any time, really.
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ggina wrote:
26) 6/1/2012 11:24:58 AM
Love it. GottA try it
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Diane in Danville wrote:
27) 6/1/2012 11:26:44 AM
I think this is perfect. It's time to tone down the crazy nails for the office daytime look in the professional offices.
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cosmicgal wrote:
28) 6/1/2012 11:36:26 AM
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stephsim80 wrote:
29) 6/1/2012 11:38:11 AM
I would def wear to work!! Gorgeous
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boscosara wrote:
30) 6/1/2012 11:40:11 AM
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chochoney wrote:
31) 6/1/2012 12:03:55 PM
I think that's a beautiful idea! Just enough of bling to get noticed but not over done. I'm trying it!!
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mrshorsefly wrote:
32) 6/1/2012 12:45:45 PM
Oh this is awesome!! It reminds me of the fad of when you use a dark color to start and slowely go lighter!! I still get comments when I do this to my nails!! MOST def would use this at the 'office'!!
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dr. kids wrote:
33) 6/1/2012 12:50:31 PM
Love the look, and tots office appropriate. Doing this next mani I get!
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Lynda Moorhead wrote:
34) 6/1/2012 12:53:36 PM
As other commenters have mentioned, this is my image and design; it has been used here without my permission. I would appreciate it if you could use my watermarked photo, add proper credit, and provide a source link to my original post, which is here: PS - Glad you all like it :)
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35) 6/1/2012 2:24:33 PM
Love this look. This look can definately go from weekend to office on Monday. It's outgoing and dressy enough for a weekend party yet not overbearing for the office.I'm definately going to try this look. I have the Golden Goddess from ELF, that I got with the "all gold package" (which is great and I love) and I have a color similar to the Smokey Brown shown here. I'm sure you can try any other color you want. Why not try black with gold, or black with silver? Thank-you for the wonderful look and idea!
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Shelly89 wrote:
36) 6/2/2012 5:57:23 PM
Love this! Perfect for a night out with the ladies!
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julyjem wrote:
37) 6/2/2012 10:41:41 PM
Definately rocking this look!
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Curly1b wrote:
38) 6/3/2012 1:20:42 PM
If you think its too much bling for the office, only do it to one finger, like your pinky or ring finger. Its very subtle but pretty.
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:Anelfett: wrote:
39) 6/12/2012 1:40:24 AM
Love, all you dolls should try it! Verry easy ,btw the elf golden godess np is as good or even better than the o&p&i npolishhh :D.
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