While in 2022, Hailey Bieber set the trend with the infamous ‘Glazed Donut Nails’, we await what nail styles will be in vogue in 2023. While some nail art trends are just a fad and gain popularity because of social media, there are always classic nail designs that never go out of vogue. These nail arts usually include shine, sparkle and glitter. Whether you are a minimalistic fashionista or a glamourous beauty queen, you can choose from a variety of glitter nail designs suiting your personality. In this article, we will share with you stunning glitter nail art designs you can create using Lakme Glitterati nail polish. Scroll down to see pictures of the timeless glitter nail art trends perfect for every occasion.  

From subtle accents to bold designs, glittery nails offer endless possibilities. Whether you are going for a relaxing vacation or attending a wedding, you can never go wrong with glitter nails. Glitter can be added to the nails in various forms, including glitter nail polish, loose glitters or glitter gels. If you’re looking for your next glittery nails inspiration, we have listed down 10 glitter nail art designs you can choose from.  

1. Full Glitter Nails 


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One cannot go wrong with this no-fuss, hassle-free nail design. Apply glitter nail polish all over your nails for a dazzling and eye-catching look. If you’re looking for immense sparkle and high shine, gel-like glitter nails at home, choose a shade from the all-new Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Glitterati Collection. Available in 10 new shades, the glitter nail paint has a rich colour delivery with a reflective shimmer finish, perfect for minimal or maximal glam nails. Get salon-like gel nails at home with just one clean swipe. 

2. Gradient Glitter Effect 


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To create the gradient effect, blend two or more complementing glitter shades. For example, choose the shade ‘Ocean Eyes’ and ‘Icicle’ from Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Glitterati Collection to create a gradient effect inspired by the ocean. Make sure the colours are seamlessly blended in the middle for a gradient effect. This design adds depth and dimension to your nails. 

3. Ombre Glitter 


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Ombre has gained popularity in the recent times and can be achieved with a variety of shades. Apply a base coat of your choice. Create an ombre effect by applying a glitter polish from the top to the middle of the nail, gradually fading out towards the cuticle. You can use a thinner brush to spread out the glitter for the ombre effect.  

4. Reverse French Glitter 


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Amp up your French nail design by doing it in reverse. Instead of the tips, create a glittery French manicure with the glitter concentrated along the cuticle area. The design looks like a crescent moon. Glitter shades like ‘Silver Lining’ and ‘Champagne Sparkle from Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Glitterati Collection will help stand out the reverse French nails.  

5. Abstract Glitter Swirls 


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For creative and chic nails, try creating abstract swirls with glitters. Apply a base coat colour of your choice. Take a glitter polish, dip the tip of a nail art brush or a fine detailing brush into the polish. Start creating swirls on your nails by gently dragging the brush across the surface. You can create large or small swirls and vary the direction and shape of each swirl for an abstract look.  

6. Bridal Glitter Nails 


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You can either choose for a classic minimalistic bridal glitter nails or go all out and accessorise your nails with glitters, stones and bows. Some good styles include classic French or Ombre nails with hints of subtle glitter for an elegant design. On the other hand, you can choose a complimenting nail glitter colour as per your wedding outfit.  

7. Classic Glitter French 


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Give the classic French manicure a twist by replacing the traditional white tips with glitter. Apply a glitter polish or use loose glitter with nail adhesive to create the sparkly tips.  

8. Glitter Accent Nail 


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For a soft and classy hint of glitter on your nails, paint one nail with glitter polish and rest of the fingers with a solid base coat of your choice. This look is perfect for those looking for a minimalistic glitter glam nail. This design also adds a subtle sparkle without overpowering the entire manicure.  

9. Mermaid Glitter Nails 


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Mermaid glitter nails are perfect for young and teenage girls who love to add whimsical essence of mythical creatures like the mermaid on their nails. They add a quirky addition for a theme party. To achieve mermaid nails, select a range of nail polishes in mermaid-inspired colours such as blues, greens, teals and purples. Choose one of these shades as your base colour. Choose a glitter nail paint in one of the shades that resemble the colours of the ocean or mermaid scales and create different patterns or styles with glitter. To take it to a next level, with the help of a nail glue stick additional embellishments such as seashell or starfish decals or rhinestones.   

10. Holographic Glitter Nails 


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For mesmerising, multi-dimensional effect on the nails, opt for holographic glitter nail art. Select a holographic glitter nail polish. These polishes contain fine particles that reflect light and create a prismatic effect on the nails. These are available in different colours and finishes.  


Q1. How to remove glitter nail polish? 

A. Removing glitter nail polish can be a bit more challenging compared to regular nail polish. Soak a cotton pad in nail polish remover, place it on the nail, and wrap it with aluminium foil. Leave it on for about five to 10 minutes to allow the polish to loosen. Remove the foil and the cotton pad, and the glitter polish should come off easily. 

Q2. What are the latest nail trends for 2023? 

A. Latest nail trends for 2023 include lip gloss nails, velvet nails and earthy nail colour polishes.  

Q3. How to prep your nails for nail polish application? 

A. Clean your nails and remove any existing nail polish. File and shape your nails and gently push back the cuticles with an orangewood stick. Apply a base coat to protect your nails from staining and for a smooth surface for nail polish application. Then a apply a thin layer of your preferred nail colour, let it dry and proceed with a second coat if needed. Seal the polish with a top coat. 

Remember, when applying glitter nail polish or other variety of nail glitters, always seal the design with a top coat to avoid the glitter from smudging or chipping off. Glitter nails can never go out of style. Let us know in the comments which is your favourite nail art design.