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How To: 5 Ways to wear glitter nail polish
Thu, 3 November 2011 1:13PM
Glitter nail polish is to beauty what a sparkly cocktail ring is to fashion. And boy is this nail polish versatile. Check out these five ways of putting your glitter polish to good use.
Single coat bling
On almost-bare nails (apply a base coat first), sweep a coat of glittery nail polish over the entire nail. One coat will give you a touch of shimmer while two or three will give you higher impact.
Product suggestion: OPI Nail Polish in Gone Gonzo, $19.95.
Apply a shade of your choice (can be a normal nail polish) to your nails first. Once your second coat is dry use a glitter nail polish as your top coat. A polish like OPI Nail Polish in Kermit’s Rainbow Connection, $19.95, is clear-based, making it a great way to spice up your top coat.
(Another) Product suggestion: OPI Nail Polish in Designer…de Better, $19.95 (over the top of) OPI Nail Polish in Meep Meep Meep, $19.95.
A touch of glitter
You don’t need to go all out with a glitter nail polish. Sometimes less is more. We love the look of a coloured nail with a strip of a glittery shade (in the same or a contrasting colour) across the top. Like a blinged-up French mani.
Product suggestion: OPI Nail Polish in Excuse Moi!, $19.95.
The one nail glitter look
Not unlike the trend Beyonce was seen wearing twice, try painting just the one nail with glitter polish. It’ll stand out big time. What finger gets the special treatment is completely up to you, although the ring finger is proving to be a favourite.
Product suggestion: OPI Nail Polish in Warm & Fozzie, $19.95.
Stripes. Polka dots. Zigzags. Yep, all of these will look great if done with a sparkly polish. Mix and match colours. Go nuts.
Product suggestion: OPI Nail Polish in Animal-istic, $19.95.
Here’s the product suggestions listed above in order from left to right:
Parting words: Apart from being uber versatile, we love how long-lasting glitter nail polish is.
Best name in the OPI Muppet’s Collection: Getting’ Miss Piggy With It!
The limited-edition OPI The Muppets nail polish collection is available now at selected salons and David Jones, for $19.95 each.
Primpers, will you be giving any of these glitter styles a go?
What about the new OPI Muppet’s Collection… what polish has you excited?
Which polish gets the Best Name Award?
Posted by: Chelsea Tromans