Pretty-for-the-Prom Manicure Series, Week 2: Glistening Nails ~ Simple Nail Hack! ~ Want to have your manicures featured on Nail Buzz?

Good evening, all! I’m back with another manicure that’ll have you facing prom couture with confidence. Let’s not waste time! Today’s manicure is…

… Glistening Nails!!!! Want a stunning manicure with little-lacquer-labor? (LOL) Then this mani is perfect for you! Would you believe this glam look can be achieved with no tools and JUST polish? Then scroll down to see the polishes/tools list and step-by-step; believe it! 🙂 Enjoy!

Polishes/Tools used in this design:

Zoya: Anchor Basecoat

Revlon: Pure Pearl

NCLA x CutePolish: Having a Polish Blast

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: In A Flash

Sally Hansen Insa-Dri: Topcoat

Step 1:

Apply your basecoat, after optional moisturizing lotion, oil, or butter if you have time.

Step 2:

Apply two to three coats of a white pearly polish to your pointer, ring, and thumb nails. Wait 2-4 mins between coats. 

Step 3:

Now apply a jelly-based glitter polish to your middle finger. Wait 2-4 mins between coats. (optional: you can turn this into a #manihighlightnail by filing and shaping it shorter than your other nails; see more about that threesixtynails trend in a recent blog post HERE)

Step 4:

Finish off your polish with a pearlescent color shift polish to your pinky. Wait 2-4 mins between coats.

Step 5:

Keep your nails safe as you dance the night away with a glossy fast-drying topcoat!

See how easy this classy nails are? Just some pretty polish (which you can purchase conveniently at the links provided from the Nail Shop in the polishes/tools list) and that’s all! Share your re-creations and/or lovely prom manicures with #threesixtynails!

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Now, before you go, just some news for all you nail art fantatics out there. Want a chance to have a manicure/nail design featured on threesixtynails Nail Buzz? Next time you post a manicure on Instagram (or any time you post a manicure and/or nail design on Instagram), add the #threesixtynailsNBfeature to your caption and I’ll be able to see your design and possibly feature it in the weekly threesixtynails Nailstagram Spotlights post!

Follow @threesixtynails on Instagram for bonus content, site news, post notifications, and more fun! Use #threesixtynails with re-creations and inspired nail art and #threesixtynailsNBfeature for chances to be featured on Nail Buzz. Check the rest of the site for pages like Nail Support, Nail Buzz, Quizzes, threesixtynails TV, and more! Have a lovely night! See you Wednesday!

– Cali, host of threesixtynails

Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨


  1. Pure elegance!!! Very nice work!!!

    1. threesixtynailshost

      Thank you so much, Joe! Glad you like it! ☺

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