Saturday, 24 September 2011

How To Make Your Own Glitter Polishes!

I am OBSESSED with the dazzling affect glitter nail polishes give, but with them difficult to find and somewhat pricey it was a little bit of an annoyance! As beautiful as Deborah Lippmann nail polishes are, £14 isn't exactly something that I'm willing to pay, so I have a very cost effective solution.

Ok, so it doesn't take an expert chemist to think this one up, but I don't think the idea has occurred to everyone, and is something that I would like to share with you all!

So to create your own glitter nail polishes, you will need a clear nail polish (you can pick whatever colour- colourless, pink, blue- your choice!) and any glitter which you would like to use. Glitter comes in a wide array of variations, so there's definitely a lot of choice. There's very fine glitter, chunky glitter and glitter in a multitude of shapes and don't even get me started on the colours! In arts & craft stores, and even supermarkets you can find glitter in every colour of the rainbow, and even iridescent glitter and holographic glitter which reflect pretty colours to give your nails a 'bejewelled' effect! Also definitely don't be afraid to mix different glitters together!

Once you have selected what you want to use, simply put the glitter into your nail polish. If you would like a fuller coverage of glitter, add a generous amount (though not so you have more glitter than polish!). If you desire the 'sprinkle of glitter' effect then add a little less. Now just stir the glitter in!

And if you are unwilling to try out this method, once you have painted your nail with whatever colour you wish, sprinkle a bit of glitter on and once it is dry paint on a top coat to secure everything in place. This will give you a very similar effect!

And here is my attempt at glittery nails:

Barry M 'Flamingo Pink'

Lots of Love,

Isabella x

1 comment:

  1. This is such a clever idea & great for giving a new lease of life to any nail polishes you may have lying around


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