Inspired by one of Laura's posts on Mainetoday about a DIY holiday manicure, I felt inspired to get my glitter on! I decided to do some DIY of my own...
I'm usually really into colors that other people aren't into, so I have a hard time finding nail polish that I dig.. especially when it comes to polish of the glitter variety. But every now and then, even a girl with weird taste needs to be shiny. I had some lovely copper glitter I had fallen in love with ages ago, and some clear nail polish, and it occurred to me... EUREKA! I can make my own glitter polish! It seemed so simple!
And... it totally was.
It's an incredibly easy-peasy DIY. All you need is some clear polish, some glitter, and a means of funneling the glitter in.
Step 1. Realize that the funnel you have is too big to fit into the nail polish. Use a piece of paper formed into a makeshift funnel instead. Or, if you're more prepared than me you can just use a small funnel.
Step 2. Pour some glitter into the bottle. Realize that it's a good idea you did this project while your husband was sleeping because he hates glitter.
Step 3. Let it settle for a second... my glitter was really big pieces, so it took a minute for it to settle down into the bottle so I could add more.
Step 4. Shake it like a Polaroid picture! Or, just... shake it.. because you're really not supposed to shake Polaroids, you know. Again, depending on how heavy your glitter is, it might take a minute to blend in.
And TA-DA! You've got your very own glittery concoction. Feel free to go crazy with mixing colors of glitter... and mixing it up with different base coats underneath it.
I had a holiday party to go to, so I did a bit of a quick & dirty manicure with some iridescent white polish as a base coat. I was going to do the ombre manicure that Laura did in her article, but I got too excited about the glitter and just kept adding more :)
Oh, and... my husband still managed to find glitter (ahem, everywhere) and complain about it, so you may want to be a bit more dainty than I was if you have a similar grumbly person in your life.
Still totally worth it though. And maybe perfect for some New Year's Eve nails?
Happy shiny holiday wishes,