Loose Glitter Nails

A few months ago I spotted this glitter set in TK Maxx, and I couldn’t resist, it was so sparkly! There was a couple of different sets, and the one I chose has 12 extra fine glitters, and 12 chunky glitters. I’ve looked at it a few times since I bought it, but I thought it was going to be really messy to use!

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I decided to use the fine amethyst first, and started off with 2 coats of Barry M’s Prickly Pear Gelly.

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After the second coat, I painted a third, and applied the glitter one nail at a time. I had a folded sheet of paper underneath to catch the excess, and just poured it liberally all over my nail. Then I tapped my finger to get any loose off. I expected my fingers to be covered in glitter by the time I was finished, but surprisingly there wasn’t much stuck to my fingers, and it washed off easily.

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My new Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat arrived this morning from Rainbow Connection, and I knew this would be the perfect time to try it out. I didn’t want any loose glitter going in the new bottle, so I started off with one coat of cheap top coat, and then two coats of HK Girl. HK Girl was very quick drying, and left my mani very shiny!

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Have you ever used loose glitter to create a sparkly mani?

Lyndsey 🙂

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