Metallic Glitter Nails Tutorial


My nails for the Cosmo Blog Awards. I had originally wanted to have glitter somewhere in my outfit but it wasn't working out so I went with my nails instead. I got this tutorial from a Beautylish newsletter I received and thought hey perfect time to use my glitter pieces from Born Pretty.

What You'll Need :

  • Base Coat
  • Metallic Gold
  • Metallic Silver 
  • Dotting Tools
  • Glitter Pieces
  • Top Coat
  • Scissors


I started off with OPI Nail Envy as my base and did two coats of AVON SpeedDry+ "Twilight Blue" and let that speedily dry.


Taking my dotting tools I dropped a few drops of China Glaze "2030" onto a piece of foil paper and dipped one of the smallest dots into it and onto my nails in random areas on all my nails


A metallic silver would work so much better but not having one to hand Deborah Lippmann "Kitty" (from Octobers Glossy Box) was the next best thing. Repeating the same steps as I did above.


Cutting pieces of gold glitter sheets into smaller pieces. ( You may want to do this before you anything ) I did a thin coat of Save The Nail "45 seconds coat" and using a toothpick/cocktail stick I picked them up and randomly put them onto my nails, even overlapping some of the metallic spots.


Repeat on your opposite hand and viola (: finished.

What do you think? Enjoy the sparkles on nails?
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11 comments

  1. Love these nails! I like the geometric look with the circles and triangle glitter pieces.

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  2. Your nails looked fab! Great post! x

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  3. I really love these nails, its so simple yet the Metallic really makes them look beautiful. Probably going to try this as soon as possible!

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  4. I love this idea, very nice with circles and shapes together as Melanie said, going to have to try this!

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  5. those nails are awesome! I want to try it out myself.

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  6. wow, lovely glittery,nails.:)

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  7. i love this!... why wasn't I following you before O.o
    had to refollow just now <3

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  8. @mw lol your here now & thanks for the comment xo

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