If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that I'm OBSESSED with my gold glitter nails. This isn't the first time I've used loose glitter to create a look that I like to describe as rough luxury at its finest and back in December, I used loose red glitter for the same effect, but that glitter was finer and the result was more soft and pretty. This time 'round, my nails look like shining armor. Very urban warrior, very very sexy. And the best thing is the glitter gives your nails so much texture that a couple accidental chips or dents won't ruin the finish. PERFECT!
The process does take a couple hours, so I recommend starting a new television series on Netflex and touching up your nails between episodes. David introduced me to Spooks on Saturday which gave me the perfect opportunity to give my nails a super-glam makeover.
Supernice on Columbia Road near Bethnal Green and I love the way it looks like shards of broken gold. To get the glitter evenly on the nail, I simply took the lid off the pot and pressed my nail firmly into the glitter. To dislodge any loose bits, I tapped my finger on the side of the pot. As the glitter dries to the nail, lightly brush off the excess with a clean (dry!) fingertip and softly press the remaining glitter into the polish so it's not too lumpy and it's spread evenly over the entire nail.
I recommend completing this step with a piece of tissue or paper lying beneath your hand so loose glitter doesn't get everywhere.
Sometimes, when parts of the glitter are heavy and jagged, I will apply a layer of clear polish and, as it dries, press the glitter onto the nail with my finger to make it smooth and less apt to catch on my delicates. Make sure that glitter knows who's boss! I also recommend adding coats of clear polish throughout the life-span
of the manicure to ensure the glitter stays together and stuck to the