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    This Easy DIY Manicure Will Actually Last Your Entire Vacation

    Glitter wins. It always does.

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    Here are the tools you'll need:

    - Base coat

    - Silver glitter nail polish (we used OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse)

    - Sheer yellow nail polish (we used OPI Colorpaints Primary Yellow)

    - Sheer orange nail polish (we used OPI Colorpaints Chromatic Orange)

    - Sheer pink nail polish (we used OPI Colorpaints Pen and Pink)

    - Sheer red nail polish (we used OPI Colorpaints Magenta Muse)

    - Top coat

    - (Optional) Pre-glued nails (we used Patricia Inspire nails)

    You can paint directly on your natural nail, or you can use pre-glued nails, which can make art much easier. Follow these instructions if you're going to use pre-glued nails.

    Step 1: After painting a base coat, swipe on two coats of silver glitter nail polish.

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    Giving your manicure a base of glitter will help it to last longer because the glitter grips the nail differently than a regular, glossy polish.

    Step 2: On the bottom quarter of your nail, paint a horizontal yellow stripe.

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    The nail polish should be sheer enough to show the glitter, but pigmented enough that you're able to see the yellow color.

    Step 3: Slightly overlapping the yellow stripe, make a second horizontal stripe with orange polish.

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    The two colors should blend together ever so slightly.

    Step 4: Slightly overlapping the orange, paint a third horizontal stripe of pink polish.

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    You can really see the gradient happening now.

    Step 5: Overlapping the pink just a bit, paint the rest of the nail with a swipe of red.

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    At this point, all of the silver glitter should be covered up. Finish the manicure with top coat and you're good to go!

    Now go sip some margaritas on the beach and enjoy yourself!

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    Find more wedding nail art ideas here.

    Nail Artist: Miss Pop Nails
    Patricia Inspire Nails were provided to BuzzFeed Life free of charge.