You've heard that expression "march to the beat of your own drummer," yes? Well, I feel like I embody everything about that cliche. Except for the marching and having my own drummer part. I mean, just look at me! Red hair (by choice thankyouverymuch), fair skin, and a face full of make up in D.C., where many ladies think a swipe of mascara counts as whore make up. Sigh.
But it's not just physical. Oh no, I've been doing my own thing from day one. Whether it was abstaining from the devil's juice until the age of 21 (true story--Google+ me for the story. haha, JK! Nobody's using Google+) or starting a magazine in college when everyone around me told me it was a bad idea (it's still there btw, 5 years after I graduated, nbd), I've always felt free to be me and pretty stubborn against peer pressure.
That said, sometimes you see something someone else does and you can't help but think to yourself, "Screw paving my own way! I'm following in these well-paved footsteps." And that's exactly what I did when I saw this manicure on Cupcakes and Cashmere.
It pretty much begins and ends with this Martha Stewart glitter. I mean, it's pretty and sparkly. I'm fairly certain that's the recipe for curing anything that ails you.
Once your nail color has dried, apply a layer of top coat to the top half of your nail. Like Emily, I chose the ring finger.
Then, dip a small brush--I used a make up brush I never used--into your glitter and lightly tap it onto the wet top coat.
Apply a top coat to the rest of your nails and voila! Copycat-worthy nails!