DIY: Simple Glitter Nail Art – Minimal Effort!

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.

Sparkling on!

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
And again!
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.

Love from,

Miss Iffa



  1. UmmSultana
    February 26, 2012 / 4:02 am

    WOw that really stands out. My roomie is all about her nails so Ill tell her about this 🙂

  2. khusbu
    February 26, 2012 / 6:52 am

    thnx for following followed back..

  3. Marella
    February 26, 2012 / 11:22 am

    Amazing post and gorgeous pics!Following! Follow back? <3

  4. Dana Paramita
    February 26, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    cute nails:)

  5. Sarah
    February 26, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    I love this tutorial, Iffa! I love nail art but I never have the patience or adequate skills to do it; so I'm always up for trying an alternative method. I think I'll definitely give this a go at some point! I love the 3D effect xxx

  6. Anonymous
    February 26, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Hello, I became a reader of your blog, I hope that u'll do it too;)Also i have a video blog (VLOG) and write posts about fashion, and so on. (my video blog is in russian)I will be glad to see you in my MUSE galaxy)with love,

  7. Nicolette
    February 26, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    I LOVE your nails, great idea! They came out really awesomex

  8. Wedekind
    February 26, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    yeah, confetti-love!Love Vienna Wedekind

  9. Vanilla Dark
    February 26, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    Such a sweet comment!! <3Thank you!! :)Follow you back 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    February 26, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Really great tutorial hun. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I just feel everyone has a right to an opinion and even though their company may have a good reputation, it can't be justified if the customer isn't happy :PLook forward to reading your future blogs. Hope you can follow me if you haven't already :)xx janak'trina

  11. sonia de macedo
    February 26, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Awesome idea, gonna try it later today! You have a cute blog, I'm your newest follower! Check out mine and if you like it follow back :o)

  12. Heather
    February 26, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    This is so fun, I love it! And you are so right – glitter nail polish is such a pain to remove!

  13. Head to Toe Chic
    February 26, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    Love this! Looks gorgeous. Following you :)xo,

  14. The Midwest Muse
    February 27, 2012 / 3:16 am

    These are so pretty!

  15. Jazzy E (Hivenn)
    February 27, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Such a cute idea! x hivenn

  16. Blush
    February 27, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    so creative! can't wait to try it :)check out the international giveaway on my blog

  17. Shaima
    February 27, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    not my thing but really cute idea :Dand thank you for your comment, that was cute as well. Your "German" is pretty good ;Di love yours too and thank you againgonna follow you ~♥

  18. Melina
    February 27, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    amazing nails!!!!!!!xx

  19. Tanvi
    February 28, 2012 / 12:54 am

    looks great!♡ from ©

  20. Segments of Life
    February 29, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    What a neat idea! I have some time on my hands these days, so I think a manicure is in order!Thank you for taking an interest in my blog… I am honored :)I went through a couple of your posts so far, and I gotta say, I like your style. Even your layout is very simple yet elegant. Following you 😉

  21. Rosie
    February 29, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    I saw an article the other day all about 3d make-up. I don't wear make-up so this is an awesome alternative. Thanks for following me!Rosie xx

  22. Reshma at
    February 29, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really liked this post of yours…very innovative and will try it with my daughters who just love to dress up! Following and stumbled this post!

  23. Ella'martine
    February 29, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    this looks so cool 🙂 x

  24. Valentina
    March 1, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    Love your blog! So cute :)xValentina de Pertis

  25. oomph.
    March 2, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    this is so pretty! and i do love how it matches your ring![oomph.]

  26. Loves Happy Hour
    March 3, 2012 / 2:02 am

    I like this!! thanks for sharing!

  27. Mariana
    March 4, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    It looks great!Do check out the ClucbCouture giveaway on my blog Miss Tangerine, it's the last day to enter and maybe you'll be the lucky one!

    March 6, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    love the fact that the jems creep outside the nails and onto the skin too! you've inspired me! i might give it a go tonight 🙂

  29. Anonymous
    March 6, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Such nice idea, I already think what should I wear with it mm

  30. Gaby de Modacapital
    March 10, 2012 / 12:08 am

    wow, amazing nails! :)regards!

  31. ~Shubhangi~
    March 18, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    OOh…how this would rock a night out!Can't wait to try it out!:)

  32. Constance
    April 7, 2012 / 4:16 am

    It looks ao good!!

  33. Yana
    May 6, 2012 / 8:07 am

    Oh it look great!!

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