Sunday, 23 December 2012

Festive, Glitter Nails

So, Christmas is just round the corner, and I thought I would paint my nails these gorgeous festive colours. I two Barry M colours, 'Raspberry' and 'Yellow Topaz Glitter', and they work perfectly together, especially for this time of year!

I have tried to create a gradient glitter effect, inspired purely by a 'Sprinkleofglitter' video, that she posted a while back now! I have been meaning to try the technique out ever since watching it, but I thought Christmas was the perfect excuse! ;) 

The two colours I used, 'Yellow Topaz Glitter' (left) and 'Raspberry' (right)

 I started off by painting just one coat of 'Raspberry' to my nails, which is already gorgeous on it's own. I then, after waiting for that to dry, painting a fine coat the glitter polish from around half my nail, to the tips. After that had completely dried (very important!), I painted another coat of glitter from around a quater of the way down, to the tips. I then painted a very small amount again, only to the tips. 

How gorgeous is this glitter polish?! It's mainly gold glitter but has multi-coloured irridesent glitter in it.

My nails finished, baring in mind this photo does NOT do it justice!

 Anyway, that's my nails done. I loved doing this, and I do not have a steady hand, so am not brilliant at nail art, although anyone can do this! If I can, then you definately can. :)

The 'Pretty Quik' nail varnish remover, sold in places such as Boots.
 Oops, and I nearly forgot! If you've ever used glitter nail polish, you will know what an absolute pain it is to remove! This nail varnish remover is great as you just dip your nail in, swirl it around a bit and remove. No nail polish remover will get rid of glitter quickly, but this one is pretty good!


  1. I looooove the barry m coloooour! its such a nice dark red

    1. It's really pretty isn't it!:)

      You accidently posted my blog, but it's ok i'll check out yours hehe x

  2. I'm a massive fan of BarryM, I did a post all about it back in December.

    I'm your newest follower, would love if you'd check out my blog/follow back?


    1. I'm a big BarryM fan too! And of course I'll check out your blog :) x

    They look so FAB!

    I would appreciate it if you take some time out & visit my blog :)
    Claudia xx

  4. I love that Burgundy color.
    Great blog you have, check mine if you like.