#MONTHLYMANI | Glam Rock Nail Art with a Simple Cheat


It's the third Tuesday of the month, which means I'm linking up with the ladies from the #MonthlyMani group! This month's theme is metallics, and I have to admit I feel like I cheated a little on this one.


I go through major phases when it comes to metals, and I'm thinking 2016 is the year for copper. I started this mani out with a metallic copper base. I knew I wanted to do something flashy and sort of glam rock, so I cut out a lightning bolt from washi tape and was planning to use it as a stencil.


However (here comes the cheating part), once the blue glitter bolt was on my nail, I really dug it. So, all I did was add a clear top coat and called it a day!


I had never used any kind of foreign object in my diy manis before, but I thought it worked really well. If you're the type of person who would be distracted by the somewhat raised surface, I would recommend using an incredibly thin material, like a foil or lightweight tape instead of the glitter washi tape.

If you're looking for some more metallic mani inspiration, check out the rest of the #MonthlyMani crew:

Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali Melissa from The Fashion Huntress Kristi from Delightfully Kristi Lyndsey from Dressed in Mascara

Have you ever tried a washi tape mani?