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Three Tips For Going Glittery

I'm dazzled by these new sparkly shades from rescue beauty lounge . . . and smiling at the clever names. Locavore blends earth-friendly hues of green and blue with metallics, Frugalista blasts out with gunmetal specks in a rich purple, and Look Rich, Be Cheap is a gold polish with purple flecks.
As posh as the products are, applying glittery polish can be tough. Check out my tips for a smooth sparkle when you

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  • Polish prep. Start with a layer of clear (or complementary colored) polish on top of a base coat. This additional layer keeps nails smooth and helps hold glitter in place.
  • Seal the sparkle. If you find fault with the gritty feel, seal in the glitter with a powerful top coat like Seche Vite that allows the top coat to penetrate to the base and lock it all in.
  • Clean and clear off. Use swabs to take off polish, as glitter is typically harder to remove – it can scrape your nails if you're not careful. Cotton helps pick up the bits while the color rubs off smoothly.
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tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 7 years
Last time I wore glitter polish was when I was 12 and thought it was cool. If someone older can pull it off, then I think that is great. It just isn't for me personally.
Rouge-Noir Rouge-Noir 7 years
Why not? Grown women need to loosen up and have a little fun too sometimes. I love my sparkly polishes and wear them with pride even though I'm not in kindergarten any more:-)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
no grown woman should have glittery nail polish.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Okay - so I feel like an a-hole for even commenting on this topic. I just went to the polish site and looked the the price - $18 ea.! Damn. With a polish named Frugalista - wow - the irony is ridiculous and I feel a bit stupid and upset. Oh well...
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
The felt remover method from Snookyx I really appreciate - good/smart call. I dont wear glitter polish often but it's nice every once and a while - thanks for the tip!!
koreansugar koreansugar 7 years
HUGE fan of glitter nail polish!
oni1 oni1 7 years
snookyx i've also found felt is the perfect remover. cotton breaks down so easily against the glitter.
emalove emalove 7 years
I hate glitter nail polish. It's so hard to get off, and I think it's pretty tacky-looking.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Maybe if this were 5 yrs ago I'd be into it.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
I LIVE in glitter polish....lol....
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 7 years
Too Bollywood for me...
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
a tip for removing glitter nail polish. use a piece of WHITE felt and polish remover. the reason for using felt is because it is a lot more durable then cotton balls, and i find it works faster.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Me neither.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
I'm not a fan of glitter nail polish at all..
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