Making homemade glitter nail polish is easy, affordable and fun. To make and apply your own custom polish, you need solvent-resistant glitter, clear nail polish, a tiny funnel, a toothpick, a base coat and a clear top coat. It takes about five minutes to make one bottle of glitter nail polish.
- Prepare the bottle
Open the bottle of clear polish and set the brush aside. Pour out a little polish to create room for the glitter. Insert the funnel into the bottle.
- Add the glitter
Gently pour the glitter through the funnel. Add as much as you wish, then remove the funnel.
- Stir the polish
Insert the toothpick into the bottle and stir the polish. Remove the toothpick and replace the bottle's cap.
- Inspect the glitter content
Hold the nail polish up to the light to inspect its glitter content. Add more if you wish. Stir the polish after every addition.
- Apply the polish
Glitter nail polish looks best over a colored base coat. Use a white base for light glitter polish and a black base for dark glitter. Apply the base, let it dry for 5 minutes and top it with two coats of your custom glitter polish.
- Seal the glitter
Prevent glitter fallout with a clear top coat. Apply extra along the edges of your nails.