Festive Holiday Nails ~ Glitter Stripes

holiday nails - red and gold glitter stripes

Another fun Martha Stewart glitter glue manicure! Stripes would be almost impossible for me to do without these easy squeezy tubes! I swear this stuff comes in so handy {hehe -no pun intended} for so many projects. I haven’t had red nails in so long I can’t even remember. The husband loves them {with or without the stripes} and I can’t stop staring at them either. Although, I think I say that about every new manicure I give myself… but it’s true, I’m mesmerized by my festive holiday nails.

opi nail polish-martha stewart glitter glue for nails

Here’s I used:

* 2 coats of OPI Kennebunk-port red.
* Martha Stewart glitter glues in Garnet & Copper for the stripes {thumb and ring fingers}.
* 2 coats of Chanel extreme brilliance over every nail.

diy striped manicure
diy striped manicure 2

…don’t go too thick or they’ll never dry.

holiday nails-dove figurine

red and gold  glitter  striped nails- holiday manicure

striped holiday nails- pug-bebop

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Katie

    December 16, 2011 |

    I never paint my nails red, but I love it with the glitter stripes!

  • Melody

    December 16, 2011 |

    I love it! SO cute & festive!

  • Daniela

    December 16, 2011 |

    love it! I have to get those glitter sticks….

  • Roxy

    December 16, 2011 |

    Gorgeous again xx

  • CessOviedo

    December 16, 2011 |

    Super cute and festive! You know I try all your nail looks, so I’m off to get my Christmasy nails! Have a great weekend!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • beesnaps

    December 16, 2011 |

    Maegan, I just started painting my nails and I just love your ideas! I’m just wondering if you use a basecoat?

  • Michelle

    December 16, 2011 |

    you have the best nail tutorials and come up with such cute ideas! kennebunk-port red is one of my all time fave polish colors! happy friday!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    December 16, 2011 |

    these look awesome Maegan!

  • Rachel Ashely

    December 16, 2011 |

    I love your blog! I am so glad I found it!



  • hrck the herald

    December 16, 2011 |

    I really like these, but question– how do you get the glitter off? Is there a good trick? Every time I’ve done glittery nails, it’s SUCH a pain to get the glitter polish off. Thanks for any advice!

  • Natalya's Closet

    December 16, 2011 |

    Aww so pretty and festive! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • Aline

    December 16, 2011 |

    i think this may be a nail tutorial that i could actually do!

  • Sally Smith

    December 17, 2011 |

    Have tried putting a red nail color but haven’t tried mixing it up with some other playful colors.This looks really nice and cute..Anyways,there have been some really cool shopping app recommendations over the past couple of days…I ended up downloading the ‘Should I Buy It?’ app someone recommended and it is awesome! I was shopping for shoes and was able to quickly share them with my friends to see what they thought of them. Here is the link again to download—> http://bit.ly/sibifm33

  • Food, she thought.

    December 17, 2011 |

    Holiday dinner party tonight, I’m feeling it!!!! And aren’t those warm fuzzy pug ears irresistible?

  • Kathleen

    December 17, 2011 |

    I am going out to buy those Martha Glitters, you do such amazing things with them and I would of never thought of using them on nails! Love, love, love the festive mani!

  • seekingstyleblog

    December 18, 2011 |

    Super cute! I don’t think my hand is steady enough to do it that well haha


  • Allycia

    December 18, 2011 |

    Your blog is always the first one I read every morning. You have so many amazing ideas for the home, fashion, everything!!

    These holiday nails look gorgeous…definitely gonna give it a try!


  • joyanu

    December 19, 2011 |

    very nice and well

  • drollgirl

    December 20, 2011 |


    and the tug on the ear made me laugh.

    i need these glue sticks from the queen. not sure if i would use them on my nails. i would want to put glitter everywhere. EVERYWHERE. whee!

  • Anonymous

    February 20, 2012 |

    It is very stylish and Creative Nails.
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  • Riiided

    March 4, 2012 |

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  • Christine Chipman

    November 9, 2014 |

    I never thought I’d wear red, either, but just lately I have and I love it. I just have to try this out. I saw some glitter glue at our local discount department store a couple of weeks back, and nearly bought them, but wasn’t sure how they’d go. Now I know I’ll be going back to get some for sure. Thanks for the tutorial and for making it available to us all. Hugs, Christine.

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