It is definitely time for another tutorial! I love doing tutorials, but they are just so time-consuming that I don't do them often. These days the new nail polish trends are all over the internet: Catrice did the Brushed Metal Effect, Nails Inc. just released the Leather Effect Polish and OPI goes with Liquid Sand. Although I'm very curious about all these trends, I don't have the money to chase all of them. But especially the Liquid Sand Effect really caught my eye and I've seen two or three shades that I would love to try. Until then I decided to create this effect on my own with items that I do already own. If you want to know how you can achieve the Liquid Sand Effect for your nails, keep reading!
You will need a base coat to protect your nails, a nail polish color of your choice and loose glitter that matches your nail polish color (or the other way around). I bought my glitter on Ebay in a set of 70+ colors, so that might be an option for you, if you don't have any yet. In addition you will need a (fan) brush to add the glitter and a matte top coat. Start with the base coat and let it dry. Then, depending on the opacity of your nail polish, add one or two coats of your base color as neatly as possible. Do one nail after the other and add the glitter onto the wet nail polish. I use a small brush to take the glitter out of the jar and then hold the brush over the nail and dab on the brush until my nail is covered with glitter. After that I remove the excess glitter with a fan brush. Wait until everything is dry and then add one coat of your matte top coat. This will mattify the glitter but leave the uneven surface that is needed for the Liquid Sand Effect. Clean up and you're done!