D.I.Y Super Glittery Nails!

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*I am not a professional! I am simply a woman who doesn’t want to spend money on stuff when I can just do it at home!*

I get bored.
When I get bored, I watch YouTube.
I usually see what Cristine (SimplyNailogical) has uploaded.

She taught me how to use glitter polish correctly. I’m almost 30 years old and I didn’t know, how/never thought of trying this until this video. What the heck.

I am the woman who will sit down for an hour, painting coat after coat of glitter polish, only to get frustrated when it does nothing but get gooey and never dries.

NEVER AGAIN!

It’s really easy.

In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to do this without breaking the bank!

The polishes I used:
*Pure ICE “Dazzle Me” (Silver) and “Spitfire”(Pink)- $1.98 at Wal-Mart.
*L.A Colors Color Craze “Jewel Tone”- $1.00 at Dollar Tree

Go get some makeup sponges. I grabbed mine from Wally-World for a dollar and some change.
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Take a couple out of the bag.

You’ll want to apply a thick layer of peel-off base coat and let it dry completely. I decided to put some around the edges of my fingers so I wouldn’t have to deal with stuck-on glitter on my skin.

Once your peel off coat is dry, apply your nail polish to the makeup sponge. A thin layer worked better for me, as it seems that the sponge didn’t want to absorb the polish part (leaving just the glitter). I learned if I applied the polish to the sponge too thick, it just made a mess on my nails.

I applied the glitter by rolling the sponge across my nail. You’ll see in the second picture, above, that most of the glitter transferred onto my nail.

Make sure you set aside some time…It takes several applications per nail for the glitter to really start standing out!

I painted the top of my lids so that the princess and my friends could see what each one would look like before committing 🙂
I really like the “Jewel Tone” from L.A.C. It has pink, blue and purple glitter…and looks awesome on top of a black coat of polish!

I plan on raiding the Dollar Tree for more affordable ideas 🙂

Another cool thing about this method…if you don’t like painting your nails…you can always paint random stuff! I tried it on a picture frame, and it looks pretty cool so far!

 

Until next time–

~Raven

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