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31 Days of Pink: October 8

By Klaudia Tirico / October 5, 2012

For the eighth day of our pink nail art Odyssey, we're giving you a DIY pearl manicure using essie cosmeticsAside from raising awareness for a cause very near and dear to our hearts, we're giving something extra to you, dear readers. We're awarding the essie BCA collection to a reader who comes up with the most clever name for today's manicure.

How to enter: Tell us what you'd name today's manicure in the comments section or Tweet us at @BeautyBlitz

This 3-D pearl manicure reminds us of champagne bubbles fizzing across our fingertips. Champagne is a great celebratory treat, and we're celebrating BCA month with some bubbly nails. Below, we show you how to create it at home.

What you'll need:

- A medium-color pink polish. We used essie polish in I Am Strong from the new BCA collection

- Self-adhesive faux pearls from a crafts store. We used different-sized, white pearls and pink pearls. 

Step 1: Paint your nails with two coats of pink polish. 

Step 2: Apply topcoat. We recommend doing step 2 and 3 for one nail at a time so the topcoat stays wet and the pearls stay in place.

Step 3: Use a tweezer to apply pearls to the nail. We applied ours in a swirl pattern to give the effect of fizz. Use different sizes and colors - the design is up to you! 

Step 4: Kick back, sip some real bubbly and enjoy your effervescent nail art!