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This project is a little different than my usual. It leans more towards the beauty related side, which I’m sure the we heart this readers will not complain about! Something tells me most of you have a soft spot for glitter nail polishes – not only are they fun, but they are SO pretty!
With this project, you can create your own glitter polish. All you need for this DIY is some craft glitter and clear nail polish. This is a great project for those that don’t have the crafting gene – it’s so basic anyone can do it.
• Your nails…already painted!
• Clear nail polish
• Thin paintbrush
• Water bottle cap
• Glitter(s) of your choice
Glitter is available in an endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. For the purpose of this project, you might want to stay away from ultra fine glitter and choose something a bit chunkier – but not too chunky!
Your standard glitter will work perfectly fine. Check out the scrapbooking or stamping section (or even the kids’ crafts section) of your local craft store for some colorful glitter options.
And if you’re wondering – the nail polish I’m wearing is Teeny Bikni by Sephora!
1. Pour a small amount of clear nail polish into the cap.
Tip: You’ll be throwing this out when you’re done, so don’t pour too much, too soon. Start off with a small amount and add later, if needed.
2. Carefully add a small sprinkling of glitter to your nail. Again, start off with a small amount, and add more if desired. Apply polish with the paintbrush onto your nails. Let dry.
3. If you’d like, you can even add another kind of glitter to the mix.
4. That’s it! Once you have the perfect amount of glitter, you can add an additional layer of clear gloss for extra protection.
A look at another Glitter Nail Polish experiment – this one was my favorite combination.
Now you’re ready to make your customized polish! And with all of the amazing polish colors on the market, and the row upon row of glitter choices at most craft stores – the possibilities are virtually endless.
Readers – What nail polish shade and glitter color(s) will you use for this DIY? Share your dream combo in the comments!
Kirsten of Studs-and-Pearls.com is currently in graduate school, working towards her Masters of Science in Nutrition. She loves vintage shoes, photography, and baking at obscure hours of the night. Her art and DIY supplies are currently taking over her apartment, and she wouldn’t want it any other way.