How to do glitter nail effects

Spring sees the arrival of some gorgeous new nail trends. In this post we will show you how to get glitter nail effects and wear the grown up glitter nail.

Grown up glitter nails

Glitter nails can sometimes look a bit over the top and for many years, have been the domain of the younger wearer.

Glitter nails are back in 2017 - and not just for teenagers. There are a few ways to achieve this look - accent nails and glitter fades are both modern and easy to wear from office to dancefloor.


Glitter accent nail

glitter feature nail

How to create the look:

  1. Apply a layer of Clear base coat and cure
  2. Apply 1 or 2 coats of Ravishing Raisin - curing each coat.
  3. Apply a layer of Rose Gold Glitter to your accent nails of choice and cure (the ring finger is a popular choice for an accent nail. We also love little fingers and thumbs)
  4. Finish off with a layer of high gloss gel top coat - curing and wiping with gel nail cleanser to remove any excess.

Glitter fade nails

glitter fade nail

How to create the look:

  1. Apply a layer of Clear base coat and cure
  2. Apply 1 or 2 coats of Babydoll Pink gel polish - curing each coat.
  3. Apply Gold nail Glitter and Silver nail glitter at the tip of alternative fingers
  4. Using your orange stick or nail art brush, tease the glitter into place and cure once desired effect has been created
  5. Finish off with a layer of high gloss gel top coat - curing and wiping with gel nail cleanser to remove any excess.

For more tips on nail art see our latest blog posts. Including negative space nail art and the new french manicure. Find tips on more ways to use glitter nail puffers here.