3 Ways to Make Your Nails Sparkle for the Holidays

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The holidays are fast approaching and if you have not decided on a nail look yet, it is time to get started! I am in love with all of the sparkly polishes and glitters that this season has to offer. However, I also really like the more subtle holiday looks as well. Here are three different ways you can glam up your nails this season.

Glitter: Glitter is a fun way to jazz up any nail polish color. This is my favorite look for the holidays because it is festive and fun. If you don’t already own glitter nail polish, you can purchase a glitter polish at almost any drug store or beauty supply store. If you do not want to purchase an entire bottle of sparkly nail polish I would suggest buying loose glitter that can be applied over top of any nail polish color. Another option for glittery nails would be adding rhinestone or gem appliqués to your nails for a little bit of bling!

French Manicure: A French manicure is a great way to make your nails look clean and professional. You can easily achieve this look by using a nude colored nail polish as the main color and white as the tip color. This looks really pretty when done in an ombre style as well!

The holidays is a time for glitter and sparkle, and what better way to show off your holiday spirit than with a festive manicure that captures the fun of the season? Three of my go-to holiday nail ideas involve glitter. A good glitter nail polish is versatile and can be worn at any time of year, but I think it looks especially pretty during the holiday season.

First, you can use a glitter polish as an accent nail. To do this, paint all nails except one ring finger with one color (a red or green nail polish would be appropriate for Christmas). Then paint the ring finger with a glitter polish. You could even use several different colors of glitter on multiple nails for some extra glamour.

Second, you can use a glitter top coat over any nail polish color. This will add pizazz to any manicure and is especially effective if you are using a solid color on each nail. Try silver over purple or gold over red!

Finally, you can use multiple coats of glitter to create a “glitter bomb” effect. Apply two coats of glitter over a clear base coat (or white if you want the true color of the glitter to show), then seal the manicure with a clear top coat. This will give your nails

Everyone loves a little sparkle in their lives, and what better time of the year to sport some sparkle than the holidays? Whether you’re going to a friend’s holiday party or having your own family get-together, these three nail designs will add a little something special to your look.

Glitter French Manicure

For this design, paint your nails with two coats of a pale pink polish (or whatever color you wish) and let dry completely. Then, paint the tips of your nails with white polish, leaving just enough space at the base for glitter. While the white is still wet, sprinkle on loose iridescent glitter until you have covered the entire tip. Seal it all with a top coat and you’re ready for any holiday party!

Glitter Gradient

Paint your nails with one coat of clear polish and make sure it dries completely. Then, paint each nail with two thin coats of loose iridescent glitter. Be careful not to use too much glitter at once or else it could be difficult to get off later. Lastly, seal everything with a top coat and say hello to beautiful sparkly nails!

Glitter Tips

Paint each nail with two coats of clear polish and let dry completely. Then, on each

Now it’s time to get your nails glittered and ready for the holidays! Here are some ideas.

1. The ‘Ombre’ Look

Ombre is the French word for the color ‘shading’ technique that is so popular right now. It is a subtle way to incorporate glitter into your nails without going overboard.

Apply one coat of a base color. After that dries, apply a second coat of the same polish, but this time make sure to dip the brush only halfway into the bottle and apply to the tip of each nail. For some extra sparkle, you can add a glitter topcoat over top of that.

Here is an example of ombre nail art:

2. Glitter Tips

This look works especially well in combination with a matte topcoat, as it gives off a cool effect.

You can do a french tip style by painting all nails white (or any other light color) except for the tips. Apply glitter polish on top of those tips only.

The trick is to make sure you stick with colors that go well together because you will be able to see both colors at the same time. Try gold or silver for an elegant look, and red

I love glitter on my nails. It always makes me feel like I’m going to a holiday party, even if it’s just for a day of shopping. There are many different ways you can get that fabulous glittery look for your nails, and it’s not as hard as you might think.**

The first way to get glittery sparkly nails is to use clear polish with glitter in it. This is the easiest and quickest way to get that sparkling look. The great thing about this is, you don’t have to use any other polish or paint on your nails, with one exception. I like to use an opaque white base coat with this kind of polish so that the glitter will shine through. Using a white base coat also gives it more of a frosty look that shimmers in the light. A favorite brand of mine is OPI’s “Alpine Snow” nail lacquer in conjunction with OPI’s “Glitzerland” nail lacquer.**

Another way to make your nails shimmer and sparkle is by using glitter polish without any basecoat at all. This type of polish helps dress up any plain color you may already have on your nails. For example, if you want red glitter nails for Christmas but don’t want solid red nails,

Hello world! It’s that time of year again, where it’s perfectly acceptable to wear glitter on your nails. Something about the holidays and sparkly nail art just seem to go together. So I’m here to show you three different ways to add some sparkle to your nails.

First off, let’s talk about different kinds of glitter. There’s the traditional kind, which is composed of itty bitty hexagons that seem like they’re never going to come off your nails (and may never do so). Then there’s the newer flaky type, which comes in different sizes and shapes. The tiny pieces are called microglitter, and there are also larger flakes and bar glitters that can be used in a variety of ways. Finally, there’s the loose glitter that is usually sold in small bottles or small pots. You can get this type in any color you can imagine, and it comes in a variety of shapes and sizes as well.

The first way I’d like to show you to use glitter is with a glitter gradient manicure. This one uses a polish called Sinful Colors Pinky Glitter as the base color and then adds loose silver glitter on top using OPI Nail Envy as the base coat for better application.

This post is in collaboration with Sally Hansen. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Let me start by saying I’m not the biggest fan of glitter nail polish. I love a good glitter manicure as much as the next girl, but unfortunately, I despise trying to remove it! Do you also feel like glitter nail polish is a pain to take off? If so, this post is for you!

Today I’m showing you three ways to incorporate glitter into your holiday nail look without the hassle of removing it later on! For all three looks, I used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color in Pink Up (their new holiday shade) for my base coat and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat for my top coat. The second step for each look will be using Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper in Gold Rush to create a simple design, then pressing on some loose gold glitter where appropriate.

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