Quite a few months ago I gave Kalyn Lord a challenge. Here she is with the results! P.S. Thank you Kalyn you did a wonderful job!
I love glitter. Who doesn’t love glitter? Notwithstanding the obvious, painful glitter removal issues, adding a little sparkle to your manicure is easy, fun, and can transform a drab nail look. Although it goes against every bit of my organizational/compulsive fiber to have an uneven 26 Glitter Nail Looks to share with you today…Zoë asked for it, and for a very special reason. Happy Birthday, Zoë!
As I said, glitter nail polish can be easy. I am by no means a nail art expert, so I guarantee you can all create similar looks at home. The easiest glitter mani? Add a little…or a lot.
You can also do a super-simple accent nail using a full-coverage micro-glitter, or you can switch it up and use a solid colour as your accent! If you’re feeling particularly shiny, you could do a glitter-on-glitter accent nail.
Speaking of glitter-on-glitter, I just love pairing different glitters together. The effect is most pronounced if you go for completely different glitter sizes — mixing small and large, or completely different shaped glitter.
I especially like playing with finishes — you can rock a jelly glitter on its own, over a chromatic polish (bonus points if you use a holo glitter for added dimension!) or over a metallic.
Glitter is also so versatile because it comes in many shapes! You can always count on a shard-style glitter to add some dimension to your manicure — be it over a light or a dark base…
…whether you choose a rectangular shape, a circular shape, or both.
If you’re more interested in a fancy statement manicure, that’s easy, too. Just do a glitter tip…or a glitter base. (oh, and you can always dip the ends of your nails in loose glitter for some serious bling).
You can freehand some glitter work, too — from wet brushing or dry brushing…
…dots, spots, and stripes!
Speaking of dots — micro glitter polish can go over or under a cream colour for either maximum sparkle…or just a hint of glint.
And, of course, we can’t forget my favourite glitter manicure option, which combines multiple elements listed above. The best thing about glitter? No need for careful sponging — you can get a beautiful diamond-dipped look with only a few brushstrokes!
There you have it, folks – twenty six (glittery, purple) manicures in honour of my good friend Zoë — please join me in wishing her a happy birthday, and…of course…Happy Halloween!