NAVY GLITTER NAILS

I know glitter season is over and you’re all probably sick to death of it, but I wanted to show you how I did my nails for New Years Eve (sorry for the delay!). 

I’ve never tried this before but I just thought I’d give it a go and I was really happy with the result! I painted my nails with two coats of the Ciaté ‘Power Dressing’, a gorgeous navy blue that I got in my advent calendar. Once the blue was completely dry, I started the glitter, doing each nail at a time. I simple splodged some glitter all along the tip of my nail (where the white bits would normally be) and then using an old topcoat I don’t mind making glittery, I swept the top coat over the glitter pulling down towards to cuticle part of the nails. If you do it slowly, you can control where the glitter goes and get the desired effect for however you like it. I went back on a few nails and added more glitter to the tip if there were gaps. I then let all the glitter dry and applied my favourite top coat over the top to make sure it stayed put. 

So that’s it! Easy! You can do it with any colours and I think a pale, pastel pink and rose gold glitter would be so pretty. 

Are you going to give this a go?

Lily xx

Ciaté ‘Power Dressing’ | Nails Inc ‘Electric Avenue’* | Barry M Basecoat/Topcoat

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05803485661236126372 Katie Walker

    I struggle with ombré nails and always give up half way through, however these look so cool with the glitter ombré! I may have to try again!

    http://www.fashionandbeautyrelated.com

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17149991935437557961 Kate Lees

    Stunning, will have to try and give this a go x

    http://raincheckfortimbuktu.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352217503614850300 Hannah

    Looks lovely, will have to give this a go! x

    http://www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12968637863539495782 Jenny

    Ooh pretty!x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01942336745522835669 citywhispers

    Loving the ombre look! we’ll definitely try this look. great combo!! xx

    http://www.citywhisperss.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12733744719085310361 style and sneakers

    These nails are gorgeous! I so regret not getting the Ciate advent, all the polishes are such nice colours! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15965962390760594135 Alissia

    You are so good at nails, Lily! Love these! x

    http://alissialiveslaughsloves.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    Wow that looks so pretty! I really want to try this :D xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01907783876976338571 Holl JC

    This looks wonderful, so so pretty! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    Great Ciate colour choice Lily – I picked Power Dressing as one of my favourite polishes from the Mini Mani Month in a recent post I did.

    I’ll certainly be giving this a go although I’m not sure they’ll look as pretty as your picture.

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04061177077305996826 Gita
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17179673778711738474 Nicole

    i love this, I have this ciate navy blue and Im just going to try and find a glitter silver in my collection so I can try and re-create this look! I really enjoy reading your nail style posts great for inspiration :) x
    http://www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17367835986997195774 Heather

    these are lovely, i’ve always wanted to do these but wasn’t sure exactly how to but i’ll definitely be giving these a go!

    i’m holding a giveaway over on my blog if your interested at all :)
    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16267388343593455069 Amie H

    Wow your nails are so pretty! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13618239620346603835 Frances

    They look so pretty, I love navy at this time of year it’s so nice to have a change from black but still feel “wintry”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02831361627494060324 Leonie Sara

    I love this look, I tried it with red under a gold glitter for a real christmas look!

    x
    http://lsebj.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15755894274806529932 Alexandra Butler

    As long as its still cold and snowy outside glitter season is definitely not over! These nails are very snow-queeny, love it :)

    I’m going to be doing a nail art post later today i’d love for you to come see it!
    Alexandra Lauren Rose

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15326862101880744433 jess frazer

    Gorgeous and simple! I’m not too great at nails but I think I could give this a go.

    Jess xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04867400172962239833 Sanja
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07454243978853819606 Abby

    these are gorgeous in love with this combination! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    These are soo pretty i have tried to do some like this before but it failed miserably :/ yours are so pretty tho!

    Pipp xx

    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10893835586123549489 Catalina Can

    Really like these – love the navy colour especially!

    http://catalinacan.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10893835586123549489 Catalina Can

    Really like these – love the navy colour especially!

    http://catalinacan.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12392112194944581889 Katie

    Gorgeous look- glitter is chic for a change!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12725642112603382893 Olivia Law

    I love these! Really simple but it looks so classy xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13945018052761155978 Andrea Marie

    Lily you are such an inspiration!
    I love your blog!!

    && I love this nail look, so pretty and fancy!
    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Rachel

    They look so pretty! xx

    seeking–serendipity.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11957397237216181997 Εvi

    Wow, it actually sounds a bit scary in application! Doing the opposite motion when applying the top coat sounds… wrong!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18311894991245940493 amanda tinsley

    I can never seem to get this to come out quite like that! Kudos you, it looks fantastic.

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01796530538975307633 Charlotteee

    they look so much better than mine when i try!
    x

    http://journeysofasatchel.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15627350317300701556 Lil

    These look great and you make it sound really easy. Going to give it a go!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    I love the ombre look of this! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09177079859929294561 daniella-r

    Love these nails, I actually had very similar for new years eve- but mine was a black coat with gold glitter :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01970065457571883935 Issy Beaton

    I do that all the time but never thought to try navy with silver. I always did red to gold but will be giving this colour combo a go

    http://thingsthatmakemehappiest.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14632933339825677980 Meneksh x

    Can you ever get bored of glitter?! I love it :) navy is one of my favourite colours at the moment. I had major coat envy today when a woman walked past me wearing a navy coat with brass buttons.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08574866127643434655 The Fashion Shwap Girls

    These are so lovely, I really want to try this out in a red gloss with gold glitter xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05593763716187330473 Georgina o

    That looks so pretty! And it sounds really easy aswell- definitley going to give it a go!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11543754206120689987 Hannah Campbell

    These are so pretty, I really want to try a Ciate nail polish! I definitely missed out during mani month!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13426814735396875070 sophie lou

    love this look xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06018256357514207071 Amy Brown

    gorrrgeous! trying this right now haha :)

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16596243643872730463 Anna Black

    Ooh this is so , definitely be trying it out!
    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197039176005001157 Katherine xo

    definitely gonna try this! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00430677445803549278 One Little Vice

    This is so gorgeous! x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    These are amazing, can’t go wrong with a ciate polish!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01150746797858170462 Louise Lam

    Pretty! I tried this the other day with a bright glittery blue as my base then silver glitter for the tip of my nails. I didn’t really like how it turned out but I love yours! Maybe I should try a darker base next time.

    http://dreamdustx.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05657050576269622014 glalamorous

    gorgeous! i love the idea of pink/rose gold, defo gonna have to try x

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    That’s amazing! I think I tried doing these kind of design already but failed. They remind me of snow, hah! <3xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

    I’m holding a ‘giveaway’ for new blogs to be discovered more!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    Gosh, love the silver against the navy backdrop and the way you’ve created a gradient with the glitter. So pretty! :)

    -Jen

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04307054559329781263 Krisztina Kondor

    I’m your hand twin, I think.