Glitter on natural nails

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Hi everyone.

Can anyone tell me how to apply glitter to natural nails? I don't do extensions but I'm just getting into nail art and can't seem to apply the glitter without wasting loads and getting it everywhere! Am I supposed to mix it with something first?

Thanks everyone! :hug:
 

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i think the loose glitter you get in the small pots are to be used with gel and acrylic, you can try mixing it with clear nail varnish,
 

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Hi, you can just use it over your base coat or a polish, whilst they are still wet, but remember to seal them. Its a good idea to do it over a piece of paper so that you can tip the remaining glitter back into the pot.

hope that helps
 

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You could try using a glitter striper or use glitter and nail art sealer to get a stained glass effect or patterns. If you use a fine nail art brush and dip it in the sealer and then dip in the glitter it gives a more dense effect than polish. It needs sealing afterwards too.
hth
 

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Just a thought. What about a glitter top coat? Or a nail varnish that has very dense glitter. OPI do some stunning lacquers with diamond dust. When applying glitter to the natural nail it can feel 'scratchy' on the surface. x
 

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Orly do a clear with glitter, it's very pretty, it's called Shine On Crazy Diamond :)
 

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Glitter varnish .... simple.

Essie have gold and silver ones, and I know that Millennium have some in their range too.
 

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I sortof thought it was about nail art? Sorry I may have got the wrong end of the stick here.
 

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I sortof thought it was about nail art? Sorry I may have got the wrong end of the stick here.
Oops, my eyes are getting heavy and I'm not concentrating properly! :D
 

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Thank you so much everyone, there's some really good tips here. 1999Judy I am definitely going to give that a go with the nail art sealer - just have to get some first. I will also check out the OPI lacquers - thanks Nicki-Marie. I will go on a course at some point but I'm just enjoying playing around atm. If I'm feeling REALLY brave one day I may put some pictures on so you can tell me what you think :eek: but that's a bit too scarey just yet!

Any more suggestions, anyone?
 
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Just a thought. What about a glitter top coat? Or a nail varnish that has very dense glitter. OPI do some stunning lacquers with diamond dust. When applying glitter to the natural nail it can feel 'scratchy' on the surface. x
The Diamond dust Lacquers are gorgeous try them you will be amazed
 

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Spangles do a lovely clear with glitter already in it,ill have a look for the name of it x
 

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i use china glaze glitter polishes

they are great
 

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When i did my nail art course we were told to get Glitter Dust Mixer (both Spangles and Millenium do one) - this is good for using with your striper/precision brushes. Dip it in the mixer then the glitter and apply it to the nail. Either that or i use a salt shaker on wet polish and then topcoat it. Gives you a little more control. Hope that helps x
 

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When i did my nail art course we were told to get Glitter Dust Mixer (both Spangles and Millenium do one) - this is good for using with your striper/precision brushes. Dip it in the mixer then the glitter and apply it to the nail. Either that or i use a salt shaker on wet polish and then topcoat it. Gives you a little more control. Hope that helps x
I'll give that a try too, then I can decide which method I prefer.

Chantell Simone, where do you get china glaze polishes from please?

Thanks for all your replies, everyone!
 

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You can get China Glaze from Sally's or from Beverley Beaute on the net

Beverly Beaute
 

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Glitter mixers are very good you can use them with any coloured glitter. It would save the cost of buying lots of different colour glitter polishes.
 

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I Use China glaze Glitter Top Coats And The Glitter Nail Art, They Give Great Results
 
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