create your own glitter topcoat!3.18.2013
if you're anything like me you may be partial to pimping out your nails with a little bit of glitter!
glitter polishes remain my nemesis when it comes to removal ! this type of glitter mani however is a zillion times easier to take off than a full glitter varnish.. hurrah!
I have quite a few glitter top coats but sometimes I like to create my own. I was recently introduced to a new type of glitter called 'flitter' when I was sent some assorted glittler pots by viva la nails (their website is a must see for nail art supplies!)
flitter isnt in many top coats on the market and it's gorgous!! that was all the inspiration I needed to whip up a new glitter combination for my nails!
the glitters I tried were brilliant! I've used standard glitters before but these are much better due to the assorted sizes and textures! I used a combination of shapes and types on my nails including:
flitter (glitter strips)
neon glitter (really vibrant and a mixture of sizes)
I think this manicure works best with an assortment of types, you can put the glitter into a bottle of clear polish and make a bottle of glitter topcoat but you'll probably find the glitter will begin to discolour and bleed into the varnish!
I think it's best to apply the glitter straight to wet nails and seal it afterwards! here's how I did mine:
If you are tempted to try your own custom mix there's a whole range of colours available on viva la nails as well as other nail art supplies!
hope you like them!