Wednesday, November 7, 2012
DIY Sparkly Nails Tutorial
You'll need two things - a nail brightener or clear polish and sparkles. I used Barielle Nail Brightener which you can get here, which is dibutyl-phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde Free. Remember that a lot of nail polishes can be bad for you health because they have ingredients that are unhealthy. I always put a base coat of this polish on my nails before cheaper polishes so that my nails won't absorb the bad ingredients. It's worth the money! I also use Wet 'n' Wild's Mega Sparkle Confetti in the color White Icing for the glitter. I bought this years ago, but I got it at CVS and I'm sure you could find a similar one at any drugstore.
To start, tap some glitter into the top of the lid of your container, then turn it right side up. this will get a good layer of glitter into the lid for your nails.
Slap some polish on the nails on one hand. Don't let it dry completely - only until it is tacky. This will take less than a minute.
Using a tissue, pat it into the glitter and then onto your nails. Layer as much as you want, put don't push too hard - you don't want tissue fibers in your nails! Let your nails try completely, and then rinse your hands to get off stray glitter. I later decided to finish with a clear nail polish, but it lasted well without that last step.
And that's it, folks! Enjoy your nails. If you do this tutorial, please send me a link. I'd love to see it! ^_^