I am someone who pays very close attention to my nails. And to tell you the truth, I pay attention to other people’s nails, too. Sue me. I mean, nails tell us a lot about our health, so I try to pay attention to them as much as my leisure time allows. In the beginning, I would go to a beauty salon and get my nails done professionally at least once every three weeks. It was nice, but also costly. That is why now I do my own nails at home.
However, no matter how much of an ‘expert’ I think I am, I can never seem to get the hang of glitter nail polish. It just seems that I can never EVER get it right. And definitely not in the first try. And just when I think that my nails look presentable, I feel the urge to pee and I just KNOW that everything will get messed up.
With all of that said, and Halloween coming up, you guys should know that I was in desperate need of a decent tutorial on how to get glittery nails. So, after I searched and searched for what felt like an eternity, I ran upon the most useful YouTube video there is out there.
The nail vlogger, Kelli Marissa, says that if we are applying glitter nail polish the same way we apply our other nail polish then we’re doing it wrong. Guilty as charged. But, here is the good news: Kelli has a quick little trick to shows us that will help us out.
To all you nail technicians reading this, I am sorry we didn’t know this before. Truly sorry.
Now, let me break down her video. The things you will need are a base coat, liquid latex (which is optional but highly recommended), your favorite glitter nail polish, a cosmetic sponge and a top coat.
Let’s begin, shall we?
1. STEP ONE
Apply your base coat just as you would apply any other nail polish.
2. STEP TWO
What you need to do now is to line the skin of your nails with liquid latex. This way you cuticles or fingers won’t be covered in nail polish by the end.
3. STEP THREE
Now, take the makeup sponge and gently apply the glitter nail polish of your choice onto the edge of it.
4. STEP FOUR
Now dab dab dab onto your nail. And this is what the trick is all about. Since the makeup sponge soaks up almost all of the nail polish, there will be just glitter left behind. This way it goes on dense in one swoop. You’re welcome!
5. STEP FIVE
Now it is time to peel off the liquid latex and ta-da! No smudged nail polish all over your fingers!
6. STEP SIX
Nail polish itself chips off quite easily. However, glitter nail polish chips off even easier. Make sure to apply a top coat to the glittery look as this will help keep the nail polish in place.
7. STEP SEVEN
Just sit back and relax and really admire that work of art.
Watch the video for more details and to have a visual representation of what was said:
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