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DIY Diamond Mani

Monday, 24 September 2012

by Adele

Happy Monday Lovelies! How was your weekend?

Now that I've got my outfit sorted for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards (4th Oct), I've been focusing on things like hair & nails.

When I saw this photo on Cupcakes & Cashmere, I knew using diamonds instead of pearls would add the perfect touch of glam I was looking for.

And so for a practice run...


I chose Chanel Vertigo to try this out (although I may wear Chanel Rouge Noir for the awards ceremony).

Using 2 different sizes of stick on diamantes, I chose to apply in 3 different ways:
1. A simple row along the tip of the nail.
2. A semi-circular row following the cuticle shape.
3. Built up layers. My thumb nail is built up to a pyramid.

This doesn't take long at all to do & has the professional finish I was hoping for.

So what do you think?
Is this something you would wear for a special occasion?

Just want to wish Missy my German Shepherd Dog a Happy 7th Birthday! Remember this post I dedicated to her last year?
The last 7 years have been enriched so much for having her in my life.


Have a wonderful start to the week Lovelies

60 Lovely Comments:

natalsie said...

Very cute - I loved having a similar mani on I did it for a challenge - it was hard not to get distracted when driving)))

Gretchen said...

Very cool! :)

Sooji said...

Lovely and sexy!! :) Nail stones are such a great way to glam up your nails <3

Sabina said...

I like that you arranged the rhinestones differently on each nail. I did a similar style once and it looked cute, though in my case not for long, since I couldn't resist playing with the stones.

Hope you enjoy the Cosmo ceremony!

Bravoe Runway said...

Adele I love these nails! Definitely an amazing look and you'll have to let us know how the rhinestone removal process is...I have a hard time with glitter as it is.

gl0ssy said...

love this! Would definitely consider this for a special occasion!

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mindy said...

they look fabulous!! and happy birthday to your dog! I have to agree that pets make life that much brighter! have a lovely day xoxo

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PDXBEAUTIFUL said...

Super cute!!

//LOLI said...

Beautiful, love that detailing x

letizia said...

hey!
Love the color and that little glitter effect!

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Corina from Simplement heureuse said...

so cute colour
xoxo

Laura said...

I loved those nails on Emily! Yours look fab too, the diamonds are so sparkly! :)

Laura xo

dancing.to.the.music.in.my.head said...

lovelyyyy:)) xx

dimitri said...

They look so pretty and this color is beautiful. Perfect glitter effect!
Have a lovely day.
xx

Biancarosa said...

This is so cute! :) ever so classy and elegant! I really want to try this out! ^^
I'm so jealous of your nails too :( Mine are in such a state compared to yours ><

Biancarosa
xoxo

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Claire said...

perfect and simple :)

Fashion Tales said...

That Chanel Vertigo is one of my favourites! These turned out nice. Perhaps, I will have make an attempt at this... thanks for the inspiration. /Madison

love fashion said...

loll.. great :))

YeamieWaffles said...

I adore your nails Adele, great photo, I'm glad that you've got your dress sorted out for the awards too, I bet you'll look awesome, best of luck!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Great manicure, i am so super jealous!!

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Valeria said...

Wooow Adele, the final effect is gorgeous!!! Happy Birthday to Missy!!! Happy Monday, xoxo

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Alicia said...

HB to Missy! Love the nails!

xoxo

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Raindrops of Sapphire said...

That's amazing! It looks so pretty, especially the contrast against the black of the nails base colour! I would love for you to check out my recent outfit post too, it's Autumn inspired with the colours and fabrics :D :D

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Alessia TheChicolat said...

cool!!!

TheChicolat

blondebenedicte said...

aw, the effect it's really nice, love it! i've to try this absolutely :)
bisous x

Fashionista said...

Cool!

Wifey woo said...

Looks fab xx

fluff and fripperies said...

That looks great Adele!

Emma xo
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TheTinyHeart said...

I love how it came out! I want to try it if I can find the rhinestones. :) Happy birthday to Missy!

-Sharon
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Emily said...

love this!! such a great idea! xx

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Saphira Thenalia said...

hmm, it might be hard to put it there...but your cute nails will look more beautiful with it! <3<3

saphira-t


Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

Hi Adele,
That's a very gorgeous yet pretty simple nail art! Awesome!!! Love it!!!
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matr0sha said...

nice post) i like your blog)
maybe follow each other?? let me know!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i would definitely wear that for a special occasion! i would wear it for a non special occasion. hahaha i love the bling and how its scattered. Cupcakes & Cashmere is an awesome blog!
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Aleksa Klassen said...

Thank you for you comments)
very creative nails))i like it

Floortje said...

I really like your blog dear!
Keep up the great work! :)

XO

Irene° said...

wow really great job!

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VoicelessClick said...

Amazing! I really like the built up layers on the thumb one. Wish I had the patience to try this! x

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Ehmehah said...

Wow amazing. Vertigo lools amazing. Xxx

lipsticksandnotebooks said...

Great post hun, the diamantes are a nice detail, looking forward to seeing the finished look with the outfit xx

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Lilli said...

they are gorgeous Adele, very elegant!

Hannah said...

Happy birthday missy! x



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Monica Modzelewski said...

Great DIY! I can't wait to try this out myself!
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Ashley said...

Such a gorgeous mani! I've got to try this! xx

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Anouka said...

This looks amazing! I have never seen a more glamourous mani!

LUXESSED

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

GORGEOUS!

Briana said...

These look amazing, so glamorous! Good luck at the awards ceremony! xxx

Catalina Szablinescu said...

amazing :) i love this nails :) maybe we will follow each other ?:) KISS

allergic to vanilla said...

Super cool, you've got an eye for style, babe!

x carlina
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Clara Lopez said...

¡OH! These nails are amazing! You wrote me on Wildrobe, I share that blog with a friend,but you can also check my own personal fashion blog!!
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Be Happy With Fashion said...

amazing nail art <3

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tiny dancer said...

Such a fun idea for a mani and I like that you can do it yourself :) I definitely think it would be great for special occasions! You'll have to let us know if you wear it out :) Happy Bday Missy :D yay!

Tasia

Fashionistable said...

Interesting nails. It is good you didnt put the gems on all the nails too. Xxxx

kristina said...

NEED to try this asap adele, love love love it!! xoxo

kristina said...

NEED to try this asap adele, love love love it!! xoxo

Johanna said...

This is so cool! I would definitely wear that to - well, basically anywhere, it is perfect for any occasion :) If you like to read about other fun manicure trends, you can read a post I wrote about them earlier this week: http://handmadedreams-silvertigo.blogspot.fi/2012/09/ciate-what-will-you-come-up-with-next.html

Have a lovely weekend! xoxo ♥

smellsofsunset said...

Looove them!

Mademoiselle rêve said...

Beautiful nails that fits with many styles ! :) xo

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