create your own glitter topcoat!

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:
and lastly:
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! 

back soon 

caroline x


  1. Ah this is amazing i wonder if you threw these in a bottle of clear polish they'd mix together! xx

  2. This is such a brilliant idea!

  3. Such a great idea! xx

  4. This looks like fun! I may try this in the future, depends if my nails make it through dissertation stress :(

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  5. This is genius! They look great! x

  6. This is such a good idea - so simple! Love all your nail looks.

  7. Oooooooo great idea! Is there anything you can't do? ;-)



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