Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY Glitter Topcoats

Hi!

When I tried out the Catrice polish I mentioned in this post last week, I wanted to jazz it up with a glitter topcoat. I didn't have anything in my stash like the one I had in mind, so I decided to make my own. It's not hard at all - all you need is some clear nail polish, a cocktail stick, and some glitter.


I've had these little vials of glitters for ages and I never really knew what to do with them - but I'll be using them a lot more after discovering how well they work in clear polish. I received some of these in a swap, but you can also get them on eBay here.

Using a palette or whatever kind of pot you have to hand, pour a little bit of clear polish in, then add the glitters and stir with a cocktail stick.


Use the brush from the clear polish or a clean paintbrush to apply the topcoat to your nails.






I love how this turned out, it looks like an indie polish. I loved it so much that I wanted to try it over a bright colour too, so used it over the mint polish that was already on my lesser-spotted right hand. Please forgive the cuticles!!




I love the effect over both polishes, and I'll definitely be experimenting more with loose glitters in the future.


16 comments:

  1. Ah, great job!
    It's cool that way you can only mix up the small amount you need for that one specific manicure and if you're not happy with it, you don't have to toss away/neglect a whole bottle, lol.
    Hope to see more of this stuff :)

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    1. That's what I thought too, so handy and no waste! I'll definitely be experimenting more :)

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  2. I always use loose glitter on my nails, I bought 4 big vials for €1.50 in the pound shop ... SCORE

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  3. That's very pretty and clever of you... good thinking Batman... I like a lot :)

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  4. Looks great! Brilliant idea of only mixing what you need! I bought some new nail art stuff in New Look of all places today, may give them a whirl!!

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    1. Oh do, would love to see what you do with them x

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  5. That's so clever and it looks amazing, really like the green glints from the glitter sooo pretty xx

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    1. I was amazed how glittery it turned out, thought it might be a bit dull on the nails but got a pleasant surprise :)

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  6. Very cute! I love your little organizer tray...all my nail art goodies are in a shoe box, lol.

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    1. Thanks Jenna! I got this one from an Irish craft store but I've another one that cost me about $0.99 on everbuying.com, so handy x

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  7. That is very cool! You're also very organised lol

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  8. I love your little vials of glitter OMG so cute! and how cool is it making your own glitter looks now! Looks amazing! :) x

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  9. Love the range you have in the photos! I have some loose glitter too and you can even just sweep it on with a brush and then seal with topcoat. Good for glitter gradients.

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