You've Been Applying Glitter Nail Polish Wrong Your Entire Life


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Like most people, I have a love/hate relationship with glitter nail polish. On the one hand I love it, because it turns my nails into sparkly disco balls, but on the other, it can be time-consuming and irritating AF.

The shiny rainbow flecks never fail to draw me in, the time and effort it takes to apply a bazillion coats of glitter, kills ALL the fun. Most of the time I'm left with patchy clumps of sparkle sporadically placed across each nail. Cute, huh? 😑

Well guess what? This mani 'mare might actually be over. Because beauty vlogger, Kelli Marissa, has come up with a clever way to ensure a flawless glitter finish with zero patchiness.

Let me break it down for you...

Step one: Apply a clear base coat.

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Step two: Kelli uses 'liquid latex' to paint around the edges of her nail, but the trick works just as well with PVA glue.

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Step three: Dab a glitter nail polish on to the corner of a small sponge.

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Step four: PAT the glitter onto your nail using the sponge. Apply it in layers to build up a fully opaque coverage.

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Step five: Finish with a topcoat.

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Et voila! No more patchy manis.

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Watch the full vid here.

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Victoria Jowett
Victoria Jowett

Vic is the Digital Beauty Director here at You’ll usually find her suffering from a pizza hangover - yesss that’s a real thing, covered in makeup swatches (hazard of the job), and binge-watching Louis Theroux documentaries.