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Playful Patterned & Glitter Nail Design

Nothing says Christmas joy like happy, sparkly glitter. Get your nails ready for the holiday season with this glitter nail design.

Patterned Glitter Nails

Christmas means it's time for something special—aside from family fun—and that is glitter nails! I use glitter throughout the year, but Christmas is the time to go overboard and make every nail design shimmer, because why not? With this nail art tutorial, I'll show you how to put a design atop the glitter. You'll need glitter base coat, white acrylic paint, a nail art brush, bright-colored polishes (want to use red and green?), a topcoat—and, if you like, colorful studs.

Patterned Glitter Nails

1. Paint on your glitter base coat. You may need two coats to get a solid glitter surface.

2. Using white acrylic paint and a nail art brush, draw stars on your dry nails. I left my thumb and ring finger plain so I could add studs later, but you can paint them if you wish. The best way to do stars is to practice them on paper first!

Patterned Glitter Nails

3. Add a variety of other shapes to your glitter nails, including swirls and hearts.

4. Fill in your shapes with a range of bright and fun colors, or you can use red and green polish colors for a Christmas look.

Patterned Glitter Nails

5. Add studs to your accent nails. Finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design. Now you have fabulous glitter nails!

For more nail art designs from Alice, go to One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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