Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Glitter Glue Nails

Want to try something different with you nail polish? How about glitter glue?

I have purchased way too many glitter polishes and top coats. Each time I get a new one, I think to myself., "This has to be 'the one' that I actually like". And with each new purchase, once again, I end up disappointed It's either too light, too gooey or comes out even.

I was cleaning out our clutter of crafts and spotted our ginormous bag of glitter glue pens.  I had a clever idea...nail polish + a little glue...why not?

I painted my nails with Essie's Mint Candy Apple, sprayed them with OPI Rapid Nail Dry (best stuff ever!!) and then got to glittering.  I chose the silver and gold tubes.  I added a little dot of each color onto my nails and smoothed it around. I let the glitter dry and it didn't take near as long as I thought.  Then I sealed it with a top coat. 

The color combos are endless.  Have you been to JoAnn's or Micheal's lately? There is a glitter pen in every pantone color known to man.  So, get to glittering!

Who would of ever thought that our nails would become one of our best accessories?

Do you have any fun nail polish tricks or tips? How about a color you are currently obsessed with?  We would all love to hear!

Cheers to finally finding the perfect nail glitter! 


Unknown said...

Love it, beauty!!! SOO wishing I had those fun glitterful Mint Candy Apple nails right now!! Love you!
XO, Jess

TheTinyHeart said...

That is such a cute idea, Shanna! Who knew a glitter pen would work so well? :)

The Tiny Heart

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I feel the same way about glitter nail polish, I get so excited every time just to be disappointed. This looks like it turned out perfect!

Karen said...

Very cute! I'll have to try it!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I love this!!! I am going to Michael's tonight so I am going to pick up some glitter glue!! :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

So pretty and such a great idea! I definitely have a love hate relationship with glitter nail polish.


Always Maylee said...

Oh so fun! Thanks for the tip!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Stesha said...

you are so cute! I love this. and I am wearing a very similar color on my nails this week!

Love you!!


Penniless Socialite said...

The only thing I worry about with glitter polishes is getting them off my nails. Let us know if the glitter glue is easier to remove than glitter polish. Because if it is, I am sold.

Penniless Socialite

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Such a cute mani!!

The Sweet Life said...

You are a genius, my friend!!! Love the way this turned out and love the colors!!!!

Unknown said...

love these nails! will have to try : )

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

So pretty! And I totally have glitter glue. I wonder how hard it is to get the glitter off? Sometimes glitter polish is impossible to remove.

TaraMixandMatch said...

I've tried using glitter like this but haven't had much luck..and it is such a pain to get off...looks so cool though!

Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

you are the smartest women on the planet. seriously, I need to try this! and I never ever put 2 and 2 together. DUH!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Genius!! I can never find a good sparkle nail polish.. definitely trying this.


Erica said...

such a clever idea! and i am loving the mint nail polish color! i'm going to need to pick it up this weekend.

tres chic chica said...

Very cool tip :) Thanks for stopping by :)

Allison said...

Adorable! You are so smart!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I can paint my left hand it turns out great, but left hand looks like I threw up all over it. I will master this craft someday!

palmandpineblog said...

Pretty nails... the color reminds me of Essie's Turquoise & Caicos ;)

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Sugarr2518 said...

What a unique way to add a little sparkle! You can never have too much:) Love them!!!

Brittany said...

What a great idea! I will need to try this for sure!!

katie said...

Oh, this is such a clever idea! I'd given up on glitter nail polish, for all of the reasons you mentioned, but now I'll have to give this a try, thanks! ^_^

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Annie said...

This is SO fun Shanna - your nails look fabulous :) I might need to go hit the craft store!

The Other Side of Gray

Rakel said...

so cute!! ^^

Manu Luize said...

It turned out so beautiful! But I also love the essie nail polish colour, so sweet.
Right now, I've been wearing a lot of nude colours.

Have a great week,
Manu Luize.

Dee {Strings and Buttons} said...

I have a very similar color called Elephantastic. Love this color you have on and you've totally sold me on the glitter glue! will let you know once I've found the right ones! x

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