in case you haven't noticed I love to paint my nails, it's a teeny (alright huge) obsession of mine. sometimes my nails can't cope with the constant removing and re painting regime I put them through and get into a rather flaky and damaged state!

when this happens I love to give them a bit of TLC. I cut, file, buff and moisturise the living daylights out of them and give them a coat of two of clear strengthening polish.

then I paint over them once again aha!

I love glitter nails (even if they are an absolute sod to remove!) I really like this manicure as the glitter tips actually give my worn down weak tips some extra protection and strength (whilst looking delightful)

It's a very simple manicure, I used one of my favourite models own polishes utopia which is a gorgeous pale pink with a hint of lilac. once this is dry I shake out some assorted glitters and mix them together, paint half of your nail with clear polish and then use a sponge to dab on the glitter.
the sponge works well as it gives a random application of the glitter which looks more blended. finish off with a few coats of clear polish to seal everything and it should last for days!

I got my tubes of glitter from hobbycraft but you can use glitter nail polish if you like (I just enjoy mixing up up my own!)

hope you like it!

caroline x

11 comments

  1. where do you get your glitter from?? really want to try this??

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  2. This is lovely! :)

    I used to do something like this when I had longer nails, alas they are quite short at the moment.

    Amy xx
    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. OMG, I'm loving this nail art so much! And I think your outfits are amazing!
    I think they would be perfect for the Fashion Muse competition of my online fashion magazine, it means that if you enter the contest you could win the chance to have your outfits published there!....we're also looking for nails and make up collaboration, are you interested in it? write an e-mail at info.forerunners@libero.it to learn more!
    I'm your newest follower now, and I hope you will visit my blog too and let me know your opinion...maybe you could follow me back if you like it!
    XOXO
    Ylenia
    Last time by Ylenia Labate

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  4. I love that! you always do such a great job!

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  5. A little trick going around the nail blogging community - using PVA as a base coat for easy polish removal! http://musicalhouses.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/easy-glitter-removal-pva-glue-and.html

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  6. Cool crazy nails.

    Please check my Blog in case you have the time.

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  7. thanks guys! great tip abi you lifesaver!!! will check out all your blogs too :D xxx

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  8. I love these - definitely going to try it although mine will be nowhere near as neat!

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  9. Ahh love these glitter nails I have lots of glitter nail varnishes but putting glitter at the ends looks soo nice
    aliceloves-clothes.blogspot.com xxx

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