I have been painting my nails one color for as longs as I can remember, and I wanted to try something different, to be, you know…not so boring. I was browsing Pinterest, and a light bulb went off; why not try glitter on your nails? I have a ton of glitter in my house so I decided to give it a shot and came up with this quick and easy D.I.Y. glitter nail tutorial, for you to try!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
01. Glitter: I chose to use a not so chunky glitter, but use the type of glitter of your choice. I found this particular glitter in the craft section at the Dollar Tree.
02. Favorite moisturizing oil: I’m obsessed with Argan Oil right now, but of course use which oil you prefer.
04. Nail File
05. Nail Color of your choice
06. Gel Top Coat: You don’t necessarily have to use a gel top coat, BUT I do find the the glitter sticks better to this Sally Hansen Gel Top Coat. It is also my favorite at the moment, dries quickly and helps my polish to last longer.
07. Foam Applicators
09. Paint Brush
Start by filing your nails to the shape of your choice.
Once your nail color is dry, take your foam applicator and dip it into the glitter of your choice. Start placing the glitter on your nail by rubbing the applicator against the nail in an up and down motion starting at the base of the nail. You can place the glitter in random places as I’ve done, or cover the entire nail. Have fun with this step and get creative!
Use acetone and a small paintbrush to clean up any messy edges. Then add lotion or oil to moisturize your hands; pure acetone is very drying on the skin and it is important to add moisture back into your hands.