I love glitter. It has become something I embed everywhere and the latest glitter victim are my nails. A big problem with glitter nail lacquer, however, is that they can be awfully difficult to remove! I sort about different alternatives, and my initiative led me this very simple but oh so glittery way to sparkle of your nails. I practised on my friends nails, and what lovely nails she has!
What I Used
– H&M Silver nail polish
– Thick confetti-like glitter
– Barry M pearl white glitter dust (optional)
– RMK Base & Top Coat
First of all, you need to paint your nail with one coat of silver nail lacquer. You can add more coats if you want but you will not be able to see the silver very clearly under the glitter.
After you have painted one nail, sprinkle on some thick confetti-like glitter. I would suggest you paint one nail at a time, just so your nails do not dry up before you sprinkle on the glitter. The wetness of the lacquer helps to position the glitter.
|Sprinkling on the glitter!|
|After a bit of positioning|
To add some extra sparkle, sprinkle on some fine glitter. This could be anything from ordinary craft glitter or even edible glitter or fine make-up glitter! I actually used Barry M’s fine line glitter dust for some extra sparkle.
The final step is the most important step! Add on a few layers of top coats; until you are completely satisfied that the glitter does not fall off, do not stop piling on the top coat! The top coat also adds a nice glossy finish to your nails.
|After the top coat|
|Close up – how sparkly!|
|A final shot – I love how the ring matches the nails!|
I hope this DIY will come in handy for you all, it is incredibly practical and requires minimal effort! It’s perfect for a night out, and when just glitter nail lacquer doesn’t quite cut it. You don’t need to worry about taking this easy nail art off, no pesky glitter stains from ready-made lacquers; and because the glitter is chipped confetti, the paper will slip off easily with just stroke of nail polish remover.