Fact: Unless worn by the chicest, for lack of a better word, woman alive, glitter nail polish usually looks tacky and juvenile. Another fact: When it’s taken into the hands of an expert fine jeweler, created to complement her own pieces, it’s elevated. It’s suddenly a good idea. Ariel Gordon launched her label out of her Santa Monica apartment in 2009, and since then, her pieces (see an example below), made to be worn daily and with everything you own, have been seen on a whole laundry list of celebrities, including Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, Kate Bosworth and Gigi Hadid.
Inspired by her Candy Crush collection, Gordon created a coordinating nail polish featuring major gemstone-like chunks of glitter that glisten like actual jewels and catch the light from every angle. She recommends building up a few layers to make it opaque and “placing” the glitter on the nail, as opposed to brushing it in long strokes, for maximum effects.
If you really want to commit to the multicolored sparkle, pick up the Candy Crush band ($1,125) while you’re at it. A ring featuring about every semi-precious stone in the rainbow is an instant mood boost every time you look down. The same goes for the tennis bracelet ($1,800)—with 50 stones makes for even more color and sparkle. It’s the tennis bracelet for girls who would never wear tennis bracelets, and this is the jewelry you wanted when you were a kid, just seriously upgraded into a long-term investment.
Available for $16 at Ariel Gordon.