Glitter Tips


So Erin requested “Glitter Tips”…

I started with a base coat of Julep “Kristy” – an inky midnight blue/black. Seriously, this stuff reminds me of the India Ink I used for my first tattoo. I wore it for a day and decided to jazz it up by adding glitter tips in Sally Hansen “Mermaid’s Tail.”

I had the bright idea of using blue painter’s tape to make a clean line for the tips. That was probably overkill…next time, I’ll try painting it freehand. Of course, the painter’s tape left a clean line – a little too clean, so I put a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat over it to smooth things out.

All in all, I’m happy with the result…I feel all fancy and shit.

6 Comments to Glitter Tips

  1. Erin says:

    That looks awesome! My nails aren’t long enough to pull that off.

  2. Lara says:

    You could totally do it – just use a glitter that is very, very close to your base coat…

  3. Delta says:

    2 things I saw on Buzzfeed and can no longer find.

    #1. Fun sponge nails: 1st color black, then lightly dip a shoe polish sponge into a lighter color, apply at tip (that’s what she said;)

    #2. Full on pigment matte color: If you have an eyeshadow w/ deep pigment and do not mind grinding it up, you can mix it w/ clear polish. It looked really cool.

    BTW, I’ve not tried either, but remember seeing the DIY on BUZZ.

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