Pizzazz-ed tips

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I hope you all had a great weekend?!

In today’s post I would like to share with you my weekend NOTD (if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me flaunt this mani there already πŸ˜‰ ):

Every now and then I get an itch to wear some glitter tips; most often I choose a plain silver glitter because I think that makes for a crisp and clean looking manicure.Β  I did however make an exception for the glitter-BOMB that is China Glaze Pizzazz πŸ˜‰

Pizzazz is PACKED with various sizes of mostly silver glitter with turquoise, purple, fuchsia, red, green, orange and yellow glitter all suspended in a clear jelly base.Β  When I say ‘packed’ I mean PACKED- these glitter tips were achieved by painting only TWO coats of Pizzazz over the top portion of my nail πŸ˜€

I did add one very thin coat of OPI Pirouette my Whistle over Pizzazz… (the tiny silver glitter you see) just to give the gradient a ‘smoother-transition’ look.

I may have bragged about the Tiffany Bracelet that Peter got me for Christmas (and because I am so excited about it… and because some of you asked to see it πŸ˜‰ ) here is a photo with it πŸ˜‰

I quite enjoy glitter tips because they seem to me like a ‘sophisticated’ way to wear some glitter AND I find that glitter-tip manicures wear for a really long time without chipping so it is a ‘durable’ look πŸ˜€

Pizzazz is part of the China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 collection.Β  You might still be able to find it wherever China Glaze products are sold OR from (which is how I got my bottle πŸ˜‰ ).

Pizzazz seems to be the clear-base version of the recently released China Glaze It’s A Trap-eze with a milky white/blue base.Β  Both are stunning shades, but Pizzazz can be layered over ANY other shade and might therefore be more versatile? πŸ˜‰

What do you think?

Do you like the glitter-tip manicure?

Do you own this shade?

How do YOU add pizzazz to your manicures? πŸ˜‰


  • Lynette

    I just love this idea. My gran bought me this colour from her visit to America, and it does look like a really versitile colour ! But I really like this mani idea, looks gorgeous !! (And such a stunning Tiffany bracelet too !! *swoon*)

    • Marta

      Oh you will loooove this shade! It is silver but colorful- large and small glitter together… sooo fun! I hope you play with it soon πŸ˜€
      Thank you- I am still pinching myself that I actually got the Tiffany bracelet (a long time dream for me).

  • Elsa

    I love this kind of mani! I wish I had longer nails just to do one like yours :)

    • Marta

      Awh, thank you. I applied the glitter way past my visible nail line (way past the tips) to create this look- you might be surprised at how pretty it looks even on shorter nails πŸ˜‰

  • coraline humbert

    I don’t have this shade but i have to admit that in that way I really really love it so want to own it now ! Your tip mani is just perfect ! and yeah that’s right, looks sophisticated !

    • coraline humbert

      and yeahh… that Tiffany bracelet is <3

      • Marta

        Thank you x2
        This glitter is really nice because it applies smoothly but it is PACKED with goodness- so you will get full coverage in 2-3 coats. I also like the big and small glitter mix

  • Lacky Corner

    That looks very nice! I’m not a big fan of glitter polishes but used like this makes it looks great.

    • Marta

      Thank you. It is true, sometimes a full on glitter manicure can be too much/too young looking. But a glitter accent nail or just the tips add a different spin on it

  • MariJo Nails

    Love it!! Such a fun mani!

    • Marta

      Thank you πŸ˜€ Glad you like it…

  • Joanne Proctor

    Loving your Funky French Tips, πŸ˜€

    • Marta

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ I bet MAAH would work for this look also πŸ˜€

  • Morgane Rauscher-Borne

    I am sure you know what I think about this mani ! πŸ˜€
    It is so pretty ! And so full of GLIIIIIITTEEEER ! πŸ˜€ I looooove this look ! :)

    • Marta

      I totally kept thinking about you when putting this post/manicure together… in my head I kept singing “glitteeeeeeeer” πŸ˜‰

      • Morgane Rauscher-Borne

        ooooh so cute ! ;D

        We should record a song about glitter ! :p

  • Jamie Willett

    This is awesome! It looks fantastic over the pretty, sheer base. Congrats on your gorgeous Tiffany bracelet!!

    • Marta

      Thank you x 2 πŸ˜€ *hugs*

  • emlangille

    Gorgeous manicure, I definitely understand that sometimes you just want glittery tips..and I love the bracelet. I hope I get one too, one day πŸ˜‰

    • Marta

      Thank you!
      I too hope you get a blue box with a tiffany bracelet inside. It really is a neat/special piece in my collection

  • Christine Steiner

    So classy!!! And the bracelet is stunning!!!! I also like glitter best either on the tip or at the other end of the nail (sorry the word in English eludes me at the moment), so this is (again) right up my alley :-)

    • Marta

      Thank you !
      I also do not know how to really talk about the ‘other end’ of the nail… I usually say the base… I have yet to try that!!!! I should! πŸ˜‰

  • Petra Specht

    That looks great! Now I know what I will try with my Pizzazz :-)) It is still waiting among the “untrieds”, but this I absolutely like. It is the right amount of Glitter.
    Nice to see also your Tiffany Bracelet, enjoy :-)

    • Marta

      Awh, glad to give you a possible idea. Sometimes such glitterbombs are a bit ‘much’ all on their own πŸ˜‰

      The bracelet is really a special (much anticipated and wanted) item in my collection now

  • carolingq

    I love glitter tips manicure, looks so elegant.

    • Marta

      Thank you! They actually wore for a long time without showing tipwear πŸ˜€

  • Deborah

    Love the way you used Pizzazz! And such a lovely bracelet :).