Glitter - Lavender
2g glitter. Colors may vary based on screen differences.
Prep your nails by pushing your cuticles, smoothing edges, and cleaning with alcohol.
If applying using dips - Apply base coat. Dip nail into dip powder. Repeat if you'd like the color a little darker. Apply base coat. Dip or sprinkle glitter onto nail. Allow to dry. Apply base coat. Dip into clear powder. Apply at least 2 coats of activator allowing each coat to dry before moving on. You may need more activator depending how many times you dip your nails. Smooth with a buffer or file if needed (if you file be sure to apply 2 more coats of activator). Apply top coat. Allow to dry. Apply a 2nd coat. Allow to dry.
If applying using nail polish - Apply base coat. Allow to dry. Apply colored polish. Allow to dry. Apply 2nd coat of color. Dip nail or sprinkle glitter onto nail before the 2nd coat dries. Tap off excess glitter. Allow to dry. Gently brush off excess glitter. Apply a top coat. Allow to dry. Apply a 2nd coat of top coat. Allow to dry. If needed use nail polish remover on a brush to clean any polish off your skin. Smooth nail edges with a file if needed.
If using gel polish. Be sure to cure between each step. Be sure to apply the glitter to the 2nd layer of color while wet, then cure.
- Match the glitter to the nail polish in case you don't cover the nail entirely. If you are using iridescent glitter, however, you can use different colors of polish to get different effects.
- If you don't have a soft makeup brush, try a soft paintbrush made from camel hair; avoid other types of paintbrushes as they will be too stiff.
- If you can't find a fan-shaped makeup brush, use a fan-shaped paintbrush made from sable or synthetic fibers. Avoid fan brushes made from boar bristle as they will be too stiff.
- Apply school glue to the cuticle area before you begin your manicure and let it dry. When you are done painting your nails, peel the glue and mistakes away![
- Work over a sheet of paper. When you are done, fold the paper in half, and funnel the glitter back into its bottle.
- The top coat may dull the glitter a little. Leave it off if you want more sparkle, but be aware that the texture may be rougher as a result. The glitter may also shed.
- A thinner coat of base nail polish will give you a nicer finish than a thick coat. If you use a thick coat, the glitter may clump.
- Have a bottle of clear top coat just for loose glitter manicures. This way, you won't risk accidentally getting glitter into your regular top coat.
- If you want to add glitter to an existing manicure, apply a clear top coat where you want the glitter to go, then add the glitter. Let it dry before sealing it with more top coat.