Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Glitter French Tips {how to}

Source: None via Amanda on Pinterest

I LOVE to do my nails!!  I normally just have french tips on them. Which apparently EVERYONE knows.  This is the exchange a good friend of mine had with her daughter the other day.
"I was asking her different questions about different shapes. I asked her to think of something that was a small square. She said, "I can think of something small and square-ish that is the same size as your two front teeth, Momma." OK, what Lauren? "Amanda's fingernails, when they're long with white on the top." This girl doesn't miss ANYTHING!!! :)"
HA!  So basically my nails are famous. Using the above as my pinspiration (stole this term from my buddy Jen) I decided to do orange glitter tips.  Consider it a stay-at-home mom's idea of bling :)
I used the same glitter that I had on hand from my glitter frames.  I filed my nails, then applied polish just to the tips and sprinkled on the glitter.  Do this one at a time, paint tip, sprinkle glitter, paint tip, sprinkle glitter and so on.  This way your tip is wet enough with polish to really grab the glitter.  And you'll want to do it over some paper so you can gently tap off the excess.    Let them dry, which actually for me didn't take that long.  Then I took a small eye shadow brush (a small paint brush would probably work too) and gently brushed off my nail and finger that still had glitter lingering.
Now you're ready to apply a top coat.  Originally I was gonna use my Mod Podge spray sealer (I know crazy idea), but when Ben saw me with it he said "do you think that's a good idea?" in such a husbandly way and it made me rethink it.  But I just didn't want all my hard work to go down the drain by applying a typical top coat, my thinking was if I could "spray" a top coat on all my glitter would stay intact.  Well under my husband's advice I went with a standard clear top coat, and it worked!  You can see from the pics, it did pick up a little glitter and transfer it, but I actually think it looks pretty that way.
So there you have it, GLITTER FRENCH TIPS.

Are you gonna try this?  I'd love to see pics if you do!

Linking to:
Today's Creative Blog
Someday Crafts
Tip Junkie
Blue Cricket Designs


  1. Those look sooo pretty! I'm gonna have to try it myself.

  2. This is awesome, can't wait to try it out!

  3. Those are so pretty. I love glitter. Now I just wish I had the nails to do that!

    I am a new follower from the Show and Tell Linking Party at Blue Cricket Design. If you have a chance come by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi.


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