Are you looking for the most gorgeous nails in the town? Well, then you cannot miss out on glitter nails, can you? They are fascinating, beautiful, and an all-time charmer. Yet, we were surprised to find out that many of us are not aware of how to apply glitter to our nails.
Heading to the salon may seem tempting for the heart but never safe for the pockets. Hence it is high time you learn how to do them at home. It isn't that hard, all you need are a couple of steps to keep in mind. So without any more, let us get started with the discussion, shall we?
There are several ways to design your nails! Based on what you like the most, you may choose the method that you would like to emulate.
Trying glitter nails with regular nail polish
Begin with cleaning, trimming, and shaping your nails first. For a clean surface, dip a cotton swab in the bottle of acetone and sweep it across the face of your nails. If your nails are too long and you would like to trim them, you may trim them shorter. To ensure that the edges are not sharp, you can use your filer for a smooth finish. After that, you can use a cuticle pusher to send back your cuticles and create more space on the surface.
Following that, you can apply the clear transparent base coat. This acts as a layer of protection between your real nails and the chemical polishes that you are about to apply. The base coat can be of different colors based on the design that you wish to acquire and the contrast created. The nail polish chosen can be matte, flat, smooth, glossy, and so on. However, the color should match the glittery hue that you are about to apply.
In case of acquiring the glittery look, you need to make sure that the glitter sticks to the wet surface of the nails before the polish dries off. Hence apply the nail paint one finger at a time. Now use a cap to sprinkle some glitter on the surface of the nails. You can use nail glitter or craft glitter, either of what is available. However, make sure that the grains are small and the dust is of finer dimension.
Tap your fingers some more so that the excess glitter falls off. All the loose glitters will fall off and then you can let your nails settle down for drying. This can take a few minutes and you must be patient. You may use a glitter brush to dust off the excess glitter that is present around the edge.
Once the glitter and the polish have dried off, you can apply the top coat to smoothen the surface. Two layers of top coat are enough. To give a neat finish to your nails, you can use a tiny brush dipped in acetone to sweep around the edges to give a defined boundary to the design. You may file a little more to give a perfect finishing touch.
There is another way of applying glitter to your nails. You may opt for the gel nail polishes which have embedded glitter particles. A thin coat of pre-primer gel is applied to your nails and let dry for a while. Thirty seconds of air drying is more than enough. Now apply a single layer of gel coat. It is then cured under the UV light for one to two minutes.
If there is any gel which is on the surface of the skin, you can get it removed with an orange stick. Now apply a thin layer of gel polish. Make sure you choose a shade that is common to the shade of the glitter. Allow some time for the glitters to dry off.
Use a brush to remove the excess glitter that is present on the surface. Then the nails are usually cured under the UV lamps for a few minutes. Make sure no glitters are sticking to the edges of the skin. Finally, apply the top coat to the glitter nails and it is done. Finally, seal the deal with a gel cleanser! This gives a smooth surface to your nails and a long-lasting shimmer too.
If you see that the edges are still rough, then you may use a filler to even it out.
Having said all that, now you know how to get your glitter nails done at home. The methods are very simple and all you need to do is follow the steps carefully. Don't forget to go through the steps thoroughly before you begin.
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Glitter Accent Nail Art Photo Collected via pinterest.com