I really wanted to do a nail tutorial that didn't need a steady hand or any kind of detail - so I decided this would be perfect.
You can apply this as messy as you like, then clean up around the nails afterwards!
Things you will need for the tutorial -
- Nude colour nail polish
- Black nail polish
- An old cosmetic sponge or cheap kitchen sponge
- Multi Glitter nail polish
Before applying the nude nail polish quickly buff and polish the nails to remove any ridges, as all lighter coloured nail polish do shows up any blemishes or ridges in the nails.
Then apply two thin coats (or until opaque) of the nude polish - letting the first coat fully dry before applying the 2nd coat.
For this step you will need to cut the sponge into a small wedge shape (roughly abit bigger than the size of your nail), this will do all your nails.
Next, paint the black nail polish onto one side of the sponge.
With the sponge stipple the tip of each nail quite lightly, re-applying the nail polish onto the sponge when needed. The more you stipple the nail the nicer the effect will be!
At this stage I normally clean around the nail with some remover.
For this you need to paint just the tip of the nails with the black nail polish - I've found it's best not to load the brush with too much polish or it will look too thick and won't blend with the stippling underneath to well.
When applying the glitter polish you want to apply two coats - one over most of the stippling and the 2nd coat on the very tips of the nails so they are opaque.
To finish off - clean up and apply a clear topcoat once the glitter is dry. Cuticle oil around the nails will also make sure the cuticles don't dry out after using the nail polish remover.
To remove glitter nail polish I highly recommend Sally Hansen's Kwik Off Acetone Free Nail Colour Remover - this literally removes the most opaque glitter nail polish in seconds!
Feel free to suggest any nail tutorials you would like to see in the future!