Transitioning into Fall: Gray Hematite Glitter Nails

chanel top coat-rgb gray nail polish-martha stewart glitter glue nails

I’m so in love with this fun little nail trend that I may just use every single one of the 24 glitter glues in the Martha Stewart collection. Since it’s not quite Fall yet, but getting darker earlier *sadface* I wanted nails that were not exactly dark and not exactly light either. Gray was an obvious choice. Each time I do this manicure in a different color scheme I like it better than the last.

Here’s how I did it…

* Two coats of RGB polish in Steel {even on ring fingers}
* Two coats of Martha Stewart Glitter glue in Hematite on ring fingers.
* Two coats of Chanel Extreme Shine lacquer over the glitter & just one coat over the rest.

* Note: the glitter stays on quite well {I apply it over the nail polish & not directly to my nail}, though does come off a bit quicker when in the pool. It is easily removable with nail polish remover.

* Also note: I squeeze the glitter glue onto the center of my nail then carefully spread it out with the tip of the glue container. I wait for it to dry then add another coat of glue and spread it out evenly. See a step by step here

From Instagram…

gray nails and glitter nail + martha stewart

* See my bubblegum pink and silver glitter manicure
* See my cajun shrimp and copper glitter manicure


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.


  • bananas.

    September 18, 2011 |

    lady you must be reading my mind…i’m doing my nails like that for vegas…except a little more silvery. how fun! double LOVE LOVE!!!

  • Lindsay [rookie's nest]

    September 18, 2011 |

    LOVe it!

  • Dale

    September 18, 2011 |

    This is so fun. I love how you did the one nail different color and the shimmer is so cool. Great post


  • Victoria

    September 18, 2011 |

    I’m in love with this! x

  • PinkGlitter

    September 18, 2011 |

    I love gray nails for Fall! I’m also a fan of this nail trend. It confused my boyfriend at first.. He didn’t know why I had glitter on only two nails! 🙂

  • Maria

    September 18, 2011 |

    I love this new trend!!! I can’t wait to try it. And I also love grey nails for fall/winter. They just go with everything 😉

  • Schnelle Couture

    September 18, 2011 |

    love the nails! I was looking for a gray like that this weekend but I couldn’t find one I liked. Now, I’m going to look for this one. Thanks:)

  • Style Porn

    September 19, 2011 |

    I need to get me some of this here glitter stuff. It would look so cool as an ombre mani!!

  • :: Lavender's Green ::

    September 19, 2011 |

    What a great colour combination! I love it!

    x Jasmine

  • thankfifi

    September 19, 2011 |

    I have the right polish now to try this (
    so I will do, maybe tonight for my Glasgow ‘Fashion Blogging 101’ conference!
    Love your ideas.x

  • antique engagement ring

    September 20, 2011 |

    I love the pearls…!

  • Melissa -

    September 26, 2011 |

    Love it! I’m happy to see the one nail different trend.


    October 20, 2011 |

    awesome 🙂

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