Gray Glitter Backwards French Manicure

Gray Glitter Nails holding a little pumpkin

I can’t get enough of my gray nails for Fall… I just think they’re the perfect color for the moment; not too dark, not too light. Saying that, I spent about 3 weeks with my single hematite glitter nail and wanted to switch it up. So using the same colors – 2 coats of RGB nail polish in “Steel”, Martha Stewart glitter glue in Hematite and a Chanel extreme shine top coat, I created a bit of a backwards French Manicure.

After applying a bit of glitter glue to the base of my nail, I used the tip to carefully spread it out were I want it to land. When the first coat dries, I add another, then a few top coats to set it. It’s very subtle but still festive and fun.

gray nails with glitter bases  - backwards french manicure with martha stewart glitter

gray nails for fall with glitter

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at 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.



    October 8, 2011 |

    LOVE it.

  • Xuan

    October 8, 2011 |

    This is very unique and I’ve gray polish right now too. My go to gray is “Recycle” by China Glaze.

  • ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥

    October 8, 2011 |
  • Charlotte

    October 8, 2011 |

    I love that grey – and the glitter is such a unique twist! <3 <3

  • Amy

    October 8, 2011 |

    love this! i’ll be on the lookout for gray polish this weekend.

  • PinkGlitter

    October 8, 2011 |

    Love your nails! I still need to pick up a gray polish to add to my collection.

  • CessOviedo

    October 8, 2011 |

    You are so so creative! Grey is definitely one of my favorite nail colors for fall, definitely feeling inspired by the look!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Lia

    October 8, 2011 |

    LOVE this!! Such a unique design/look 🙂

  • Schnelle Couture

    October 8, 2011 |

    ohhhh I *love* your rings, and the mani looks great too.

  • RocquelleIsLovely

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  • Twentyy Something

    October 8, 2011 |

    This is such a great idea, and easy to do!


  • Chelsey - The Paper Mama

    October 8, 2011 |

    Great idea. I’ve done something similar to this. Your idea looks a little easier! 🙂

  • La Petite Olga

    October 8, 2011 |

    Love this!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • K.M.

    October 8, 2011 |

    good ideo..looks so nice ♥

  • J

    October 8, 2011 |

    That would be an awesome way to fill in nails when they grow out!

  • Elizabeth

    October 8, 2011 |

    So cute! Love the half-moon manicure lately and would like to try my hand (quite literally) at it… Hold steady!

    -E House of Guise

  • erin

    October 9, 2011 |

    finally picked up the martha stewart glitter glue… gotta try this!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    October 9, 2011 |

    this is amazing – the color options are endless. LOVE

  • Daria

    October 9, 2011 |
  • clarity enhanced diamonds

    October 10, 2011 |

    Just fantastic!

  • Liesl

    October 11, 2011 |

    What a darling and fun look for fall…I love it!

    Liesl 🙂

  • thankfifi

    October 18, 2011 |

    Totally read that title as Gary Glitter nails!