#ManiMonday Sorority Edition: Gamma Phi Beta

Another weekend has come and gone which means it's Monday and time for another sorority nail art tutorial. Gamma Phi Betas, get ready to create a baby pink mani accented with tiny silver glitter and a crescent moon!

Gamma Phi's colors are brown and pink, so I used Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty ($1.98), OPI You Don't Know Jacques! ($9.50), and China Glaze Something Sweet ($5.01).

Begin your mani with a protective base coat, as usual, and continue by painting each finger with the light pink polish, making sure it's completely opaque before continuing. You may need to do a few layers!

Next we will draw a crescent moon on our ring finger. Take a toothpick or dotting tool, like one from this set by Cheeky ($5.99), and dip it in brown polish. Start drawing a small moon on your ring finger—just think of writing the letter "C" and filling in the center of the letter so it tapers to two points on either end in a crescent shape.

We'll finish the remaining nails with a beautiful silver gradient. A glitter gradient requires building polish in multiple coats. The first coat of glitter should be thin, starting about halfway down your nail and going all the way to the tip, like below.

Start the next coat a little closer to the tip, and the third coat even closer. This helps build polish near the tip of the nail, but leaves sparse amounts of glitter in the center. Be sure to allow adequate dry-time between coats, otherwise the glitter will clump up and take hours to dry.

When heavy areas of glitter chip off, they take huge chunks of polish away too. To help prevent this swipe on a quick top coat to protect your mani. And there it is—a manicure perfect for Gamma Phi Beta sisters!