Here’s a big shout-out to those of you, who are keen on accepting the at-home-manicure-challenge! If you are someone who enjoys doing your own nails then you know the joys and struggles that come with it. If you’ve ever struggled with glitter application on your nails, then this is just the article for you.

As pretty as glitter nails look, they can be a pain to put on. Anybody who’s ever tried a glitter manicure will know that the struggle is real! If you think that you can apply a glitter polish as you would any other colour, you’re wrong. Here’s a secret that’ll help you ace glitter nails...

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Begin with a base coat; just how you normally would.

Step 2: Flatten it
 

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Glitter can get messy! But, fret not! Here are 2 hacks to prevent any polish mistakes.

Use a cotton swab to rub Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly on the skin around your nails before applying your glitter polish. This will help create a barrier between your skin and the polish. Once you’ve painted your nails, simply wipe off the Vaseline.

Another way to prevent paint from drying on the skin is to use glue or liquid latex and line the skin around your nails. Then, paint your nails and peel off the glue when you’re done.

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Pick a glitter polish of your choice—the Lakmé Color Crush Nail Art in G7 is a great option and apply it onto the edge of a makeup sponge.

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Dab the sponge onto your nail. Now, this is where the real trick lies. The sponge soaks up most of the nail polish, leaving just glitter behind. So, it’ll go dense and opaque in just one swoop.

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Lastly, finish off with a top coat. Get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Top Coat. This will prevent your glitter nails from chipping off easily.

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