Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sparkle and Shine!

I LOVE glitter toes! I used to think that you could only do them with gel polish, but quickly found out that this look can be achieved a much easier way! 

While working in a day spa I did lots of pedicures. Everyone loved the look of glitter toes without having to give up the time or cost of gel nails.

 Here's how to achieve this look!

Supplies needed:
-pure acetone
-cotton balls 
-cuticle remover
-cuticle pusher
-base coat 
-fine glitter
-top coat

1) Prep your nails by removing leftover polish and pushing back cuticles. This is my favorite cuticle remover.

2) Put pure acetone on a cotton ball and apply to each toe nail to remove excess moisture and cuticle remover.

3) Apply one coat of base coat. I love OPI's Natural Nail Base Coat.

4) Then apply one coat of nail polish that goes with the glitter. (I used a dark purple polish under my light purple glitter).

5) Sprinkle glitter over wet polish. I will usually paint 2 nails and sprinkle glitter, and repeat until all are covered.

6) Let them dry for about 10 minutes and use brush to take off excess glitter. 

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  1. Oh I do love glitter :) I may just have to do this for my vacation toes this year! Thanks for the tip! Have a great day!

    1. You should definitely do them for vacation! They last so long too!

  2. A glitter pedicure is so fun for summer!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. I love how they turned out!! So perfect to give your toes a little more sparkle this summer! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Thanks! The more sparkle the better!:)

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    1. It really is perfect for this time of year!