40 Glitter Nails Ideas Designs to Inspire You and to Bookmark
‘All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes it’s nail art!’
Glitter on nails can elevate any look and add drama to your everyday life. You don’t have to limit yourself to special occasions like weddings or birthdays to enjoy glitter manicures and nail extension designs. We got you covered in glitter! Enjoy.
Types of glitter
There are various types of glitter for your nails. Depending on the nail art you want, your nail technician will select the type of glitter that goes with your aesthetic—fine glitter powder, chunky glitter, glitter shards, glitter flakes, sugar powder, and more. Scroll through the blog to get inspired.
Fine Glitter nails
Fine glitter is available as a loose powder, which you normally find in a arts and crafts shop. You can also buy nail paint infused with fine glitter. For a quick DIY glitter nail session at home- Apply a base nail paint, use a makeup sponge to dab on the glitter, and finish with a clear coat for extra shine.
Need some inspiration?
Fine glitter nail polish:
Fine glitter nail polish is easily available on the market. These are great for a quick nail manicure session at home and are perfect for an everyday look.
Black and Glamorous:
The boldness of black, highlighted with a hint of fine silver glitter, screams glam! Feel like you are on a red carpet living your best life.
Ombre fine glitter nails:
Want to glam up for a work event? Keep it subtle but stylish with ombre fine glitter nails. The ombre effect works well with the sparkle of fine glitter.
Not a subtle queen? Do you need more drama when it comes to your glitter needs? Chunky glitter is probably the most on-trend and popular glitter available today. Chunky glitter is created by blending fine glitter powder with chunky flakes of the same shade to enhance the sheen and glimmer.
Dramatic starry blue:
The chunky flakes look like tiny stars glistening in the night sky. Try a dramatic blue glitter nail design for your next night out!
Pink chunky glitter:
What’s better than glitter? Pink glitter! Get that extra fem energy with chunky pink glitter nails. Perfect for brunch and cocktails.
Gold flake nails:
Gold flake chunky glitter works great for any sized or shaped nails. Elevate your evening wear with gold nails for a stylish look.
Ready for something bold, big, and fabulous? Glitter shards are big flakes that you can creatively use to create a unique metallic look. These are best used on gel nail extensions or acrylic nail extensions.
Here are a few designs for inspiration!
Silver has a natural sheen that elevates your glitter shard look. Perfect for a wedding party.
Clear nail polish with glitter shards:
Sometimes less is more. If you are looking for something simple yet glam- try the clear nail polish with glitter shards look.
Embedded glitter shards:
Looking for something that will last a bit longer? Gel X nail extensions have a super slick finish and last up to 3-4 weeks. Add a layer of glitter shards underneath for a fabulous look.
Flakies are tiny pieces of reflective plastic that change color when lights hit them. They have a holographic effect that lets you get super creative with your nails. You can apply a little or load them up for a foiled look.
Here are a few super cute Glitter Flakies nail designs!
Kaleidoscope Flakies nail polish:
Enjoy purple, magenta, green, gold, and turquoise in one stroke with a kaleidoscope glitter flakies nail polish.
Extreme Glitter nails:
Try the extreme glitter nail look if you want to go all out with your glitter nail manicure. You can use glitter flakies with crystals and rhinestones for this style.
Getting ready to paint the town red? Use glitter flakies to create a magical look. Instead of fanning over the glitter flakies- use a makeup sponge to apply the flakies on your semi-wet nail polish.
Sugar powdered nails
Sugar powder nails look like they are coated in something powdery and wet. They may not shine as much metallic or plastic glitter, but they give you a unique look. You can find plain and colorful variants to create your own sugar-powered nails.
Candy nails look super cute and are easy to do. Apply a coat of your fave candy color nail polish. Coat with a similar shade of nail sugar powder to create candy nails.
Mix and match your sugar powder with glitter flakies to create an angelic frosty look.
Woolen fabric look:
Nail Sugar powder is perfect for creating a winter special look. Get inspired by these cute woolen fabric sugar powder nails!
Irridescent glitter has an opalescence effect that allows it to reflect all visible colors of the spectrum. When placed strategically, iridescent glitter can create a spectacular effect that suits most nail extension styles.
Green Irridescent glitter extensions:
Gorgeous and classy. Try these for the holiday season!
Clear iridescent nails:
Clear gel extensions with iridescent glitter give you a glass effect that can elevate any outfit.
Multicolor iridescent glitter nails:
You can combine various glitter components to create a multicolor iridescent glitter look. These look great with your party outfit.
Now that you know all the kinds of glitter you can use to create fabulous nail art, it’s time to look at the best glitter nail trends online. Here are 22 awesome glitter nail art and extensions from nail techs worldwide. Enjoy!
Cute winter nails
Go wild jungle nails
Touch of gold
New year’s eve
Bridal White nails
Lady in red
Black and gold
Classy White and Gold
White glitter shards
The Gold rush
Glitter nails are a trend right now. You can play around with the many types of glitter available online and with your fave nail tech. You can mix and match different types and glitter sizes to create your unique look! Just have fun and think of your nails as a glittered canvas!
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