Finger Food's Theme Buffet: Cocktail Nails

by - Saturday, June 14, 2014

Today was the last day for fills to be submitted for the latest Finger Food's Nail Buffet theme: cocktail nails! Like probably a lot of you I initially thought this meant nails inspired by cocktails... Odd, but not the oddest nail art challenge idea I've been involved with! Imagine my surprise when someone comments on the thread in the group saying that "cocktail nails" are actually an accent nail design where you do more decorative accent nails on your thumb, pointer and middle finger - the fingers you would hold a martini glass with! Huh! I love that it's been a few years now and I'm still learning new things. :)

I used some of my favourite Julep polishes to put this look together - Julep Annemarie for my more subtle nails, and Julep Diamond Theory with some clear crystals for my cocktail accent nails. I just love how well this glitter builds up with three coats, and how much of a statement it makes. These shades are lovely together and I think this is one of my favourite looks from recent memory!

Let me know what you think of my look! I'm also curious to hear if you've heard of cocktail nails before, and if so where you heard about it! If there's a wealth of nail terminology out there somewhere that I've been missing out on, then I want in on it! :)

Check out some of the other lovely designs the group has done:

Thanks for visiting!! xx

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  1. My first thought when reading cocktail nails was a sparkly manicure that was appropriate for a cocktail party so I wasn't that far off? Haha
    I really like this combo, they go well together and the crystal beads give it a nice touch without being too much considering they're on top of glitter =)

  2. Love the sparkly nails with the rhinestones! So fun.


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