Remember the good old golden days of arts and crafts at school? We surely had a creative streak back then, away from the adult life of finances and crisis. But we still carry that nostalgia with us. What if we tell you that you can flaunt that love for craft on your nails? Yes, glitter is the way to go! Glitter nail art is the newest trend to hit the market and it is here to stay. So, how do you flaunt it the best way?
Let us tell you all about the glitter nail art trend and how its various forms can instantly perk up your fingertips. Are you ready for this creative trip? Let’s start!
- 1. Overlay
- 2. Stripes
- 3. Reverse French
- 4. Gradient
- 5. Sea-soaked
- 6. Bridal couture
- 7. Popcorn nails
- 8. Dotted glitter
- 9. Gold trip
- 10. Reverse French glitter
- 11. Beaming nails
- 12. Galaxy
This one’s a simple and beautiful nail art wherein you first get the nails manicured, a French one preferably, and then use a glittery top coat to seal the deal. Alternatively, you can use a neutral shade on the nail tips, seal it with a top coat, and then paint the nails with a transparent glitter polish. The goal is to have uniformity with respect to the glitter so that your entire nail art has a shine to it.
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This is again a simple one and one that you can flaunt every day despite the glitter quotient. Just paint your nails with any shade of your choice and then create a glitter line, vertically, horizontally or diagonally on each of the nails. You can even create a few simple line designs. The only criteria is that the base shade should be such that the glitter lines are visible.
3. Reverse French
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French manicures amp up your nail tips. But, what if we reverse the scenario? In reverse French nail art, the entire nails are done, and instead of the tip, the focus is on the base of the nail. That is also known as the moon of the nail, because of its shape being like the arc of the moon. Here, the whole nail is done and then is coated uniformly on the top using a glitter coat or polish.
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Thought of creating a glitter gradient on the nails? That too is a brilliant way to make your nails look amazing. Glitter gradients are more of an ombré design laced with glitter that looks best when you know which shades to mix and match. This gives a gorgeous depth to the nails and makes your hands look simply ethereal.
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We love the salty smell of the sea and the open sky beyond it. The two merge and make us feel euphoric. What if we could bring that magic onto our nails? Yes, we can do that! We can have magical, sea-soaked nails and flaunt them whenever we want and add just the right bit of glitter to make it look even better. Try adding shades of blues and teals here, and maybe add on a few pearls and glitter to make it even more authentic. This one is for those who are not the least bit shy of bringing their best nail game!
6. Bridal couture
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Well, bridal nail art designs are quite pretty and range from simple to intricate. But you don’t need to be a bride to flaunt it on your nails. Hell yeah, pick your own bridal bouquet from the long list of designs and own it. We’ll start from the simplest ones. Take any neutral shade in mattes or pinks or even browns and accessorise them with roses or just plain bridal designs. You’d love it!
7. Popcorn nails
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Oh yes, these are munchable. Just kidding! Let your love for popcorn shine on your pinkies as well. This yummy and wholesome design is perfect for those who love to munch on the snack and are not shy of disclosing and displaying their love for the same to the world. These nails are done by using common shades of popcorn and packaging throughout the world; a little bit of white, a little bit of red and the buttery cream of yellow that can be shown via glitter. Unless, of course, you are going for caramel popcorns. Then you may have to throw in some golden browns as well.
8. Dotted glitter
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These are the most popular forms of glitter nail art out there. All you have to do is paint your nails with the base shade you wish to go with, and then pick on all the glitter stick-ons and designs that you can find in varying shades of that colour. From dark to light, just play with the dots and let your polka-dot glitter design shine on your nails.
9. Gold trip
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Why not let your nails shine with the best of gold creativity? All you need is a gold glitter nail paint and a white one. Once you let the white nail paint dry on your nails, paint the gold one, focusing more towards the tips. As a result, you will have beautiful gold specs along the length of the nails with dripping golden tips towards the top.
10. Reverse French glitter
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A French manicure focuses on the tips of the nails. On the other hand, a reverse French design focuses on the base, also referred to as the moon of the nail, because of its similar design. This glitter nail art also decks up the moon and creates a triangular design at the base of the nail. Paint your nails in the shade of your choice and then get your nail base decked in a triangular design which is made up of matching glitter; perfect to flaunt on date night, or any other party, or even if you just want to get it done for yourself.
11. Beaming nails
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This is the simplest of all. No, we mean it. This indeed is the easiest way to flaunt glitter nails. You just need to know the right kind of nail paint to purchase. Nowadays, the market is full of holographic nail paints that have the best of both worlds, nail paint as well as nail glitter. Just shake it up well to mix the two and apply. You will have the best glitter nail art in no time!
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We are talking glitter, how can we not mention the most popular design of all times; the galaxy design? This nail art may not be simple enough for you to try creating on your own, but you can definitely get it done at your salon, wherein they use the magic of their art on the nails and then use the glitters to bring the magic of the stars alive. This one is truly magical!