How to: Festive Glitter Nails

We live by the philosophy that there’s no such thing as too much glitter. So just to continue on with our sparkle obsession, we’ve decided to create a glitter mani to go with your new glittery shoes. You can do this fun mani with any colors, but we’ve decided to reach for our trusty red for a perfect holiday look.

Here’s the finished look.

What you’ll need: Red (or other colored) nail polish, glitter nail polish, tape, nail polish remover, cotton swabs

Paint your nails with red polish (or another solid hue).

Add a second coat so that polish doesn’t look too thin. Make sure to wait for your nails to fully dry before moving on to the next step.

Put two pieces of tape on each nail forming a V at the base of your nail bed. There should be a triangle of red polish showing. For a totally trendy look, leave your ring finger untaped, and paint the whole thing with glitter.

Paint the untaped triangle on your nail with your glitter polish. You may need to do two coats.

Let the glitter polish dry for a couple minutes, then carefully peel off the tape. Next, paint your entire nail on your ring finger with glitter polish (if you’ve chosen to leave it untaped).

Remove any glitter or polish from you finger with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.

Pair your fancy, sparkly mani with your favorite holiday outfits! And some eggnog, of course.

How do you incorporate glitter into your manicures?

10 thoughts on “How to: Festive Glitter Nails

    • Hey, I know what you mean about the glitter, so what I do is take some polish remover (not that much but enough to cover the nail), put it in the cap of the polish remover (I always keep a cap from a previous bottle for situations like this) and I soak the nail in it for a few seconds (the amount of time you soak the nail depends on the layers of glittered polish you put on). After that, remove your finger, use a piece of cotton ball (with a little more remover on it) and remove any access that’s left on it. Then repeat the process for all other nails.

      P.S. I also like to use the cap because you can use that remove in for more than one finger. So no need to keep refilling the cap after each finger.


    • Soak a cotton swab in nailpolish remover and place it on your nail, making sure it’s fully covered. Wrap it in foil or just leave it like that for a minute and it’ll come off no problem.


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