Saturday, 17 March 2012

D.I.Y Glitter Nail Polish

The glitter I ordered from Amazon got delivered yesterday, so couldn't resist making my new glitter polish. I had an old clear top coat polish kicking about, so funnelled the glitter into the polish and gave it a good old shake. Simple as that.


I was expecting the glitter strips to be a little thicker, but oh well for £1.99 I can't complain. I layered it over some pastel polish and I think it looks really nice. You can experiment with how much glitter you want to put on the nail. I didn't put too much on, because I personally think it begins to look a bit messy. The picture doesn't really do the polish justice, as it was hard to get a decent picture because the light kept reflecting off the glitter. The glitter is silver but depending on the light changes colour.

Overall, it takes only minutes to make a nice homemade glitter polish without the extortionate prices of buying one. I will definitely be looking into buying more glitter, and making different types of glitter polishes.
So what are you waiting for? Get making some D.I.Y glitter polish. Would love to see some pictures if you do end up making some.
Products used (left to right):
  • American Apparel: Nail Lacquer - Factory Grey
  • Barry M - Lemon
  • Rimmel: Lycra Pro - Peppermint
  • Rimmel: Lycra Pro - Ultra Violet
  • Sally Hansen: Maximum Growth Plus - Reflective Rose



  1. this is a really great post! never thought to make my own before, it looks lovely :)

  2. This is such a good idea, I love that the glitter is slightly iridescent! x