[DIY] Glitter Tip Nails!

February 03, 2014

I'm sure many of you go to beauty salons to get your nails done (nearly everyone where I work get their nails done by a beautician!) but if you're a poor student/graduate like me, the cheaper the better!
I am here with you today to show you how you can do your own glitter tip nails. 

What you'll need:
Clear nail polish (I'm using No7 So smooth base coat)
Glitter (I'm using Essence's Glitter dust in 03 Angel dust), you can use whatever colour glitter you want.

So here are the steps:
1. Apply the base coat (1 layer), and wait till that is fully dried!!
2. Apply a thin layer of the clear nail polish on the tips of your nails (you can decide for yourself how far down you wait the glitter part to go)
3. While the tips are still wet, gently dip your nail into the glitter. You will get lots of excess glitter on the nail (hence NB that the base coat is completely dry before you do step 2!) so just tap your nail gently onto the table or hard surface. Wait until it's nearly dry (or dried) then you can gently brush off the rest of excess glitter with your finger (do it very gently!)
4. When everything is completely dry, get the clear nail varnish again and apply generous amount of it onto nail, to cover the whole nail! Wait till it completely dries, then do another layer!

Hope that helps! Let me know how you guys get on or if you try this out! :)


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  1. I love this, it looks so pretty!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  2. This looks great and really effective!
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  3. They look so gorgeous and professional!

    Catherine xx

  4. Looks so nice and so simply done too!
    Great post :)

    nailsandteapots xx

  5. Such a good idea! Looks really effective yet simple and cheap to do. Thanks for sharing, Hollie X

  6. I saw something like this on instagram! This looks so cute
    ! I am in love!

    New post on my blog: Forever 21 Wishlist 

  7. Such a great post!
    It's nice to read you're doing your nails by yourself.
    We also always do this, not because it's cheaper,
    just because we like to be creative.

    Would you like to follow each other?
    Take a look at our blog and let us know. :)

    Kiss, Selina & Olivia, The RedViolet


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