Donnerstag, 11. September 2014

DIY Textured/Sand Finish - Green Glitter Nails

Back when the textured/sand finish trend came up I made a little tutorial on how to create the same effect with nail glitter. I never actually did this again after the tutorial so I think it's about time! I had a very pretty green glitter from Born Pretty Store lying around in my stash, that I have received as a sample quite some time ago, but never actually used. It's the #10 from these glitter powders. As my base color I used KIKO - #391 Grass Green and then I just sprinkled the glitter on top of the wet polish. Since it already looked really cute without the next step, I took some pictures without top coat. I wouldn't actually wear it like this though, since the glitter is gonna get everywhere! So you want to add a matte top coat onto the glitter for the textured/sand effect. I used Essie - Matte About You. Please look at the pictures below for a direct comparison with and without top coat.

Tip 1: Use tape to get rid of glitter on your skin and work space!

Tip 2: Wipe off the brush of your matte top coat before dipping it back into the bottle, glitter gets everywhere!

No Top Coat

Left: No Top Coat
Right: Essie - Matte About You

Essie - Matte About You


  1. Eine wirklich schöne Idee, das habe ich so ähnlich auch mal lackiert und habe direkt wieder Lust drauf!
    Liebe Grüße,

  2. Great technique! And I like this green, it does look like a textured! Great :-)

  3. Wow, wie toll! Das sieht super aus!

  4. I love the technique of using tape to get the excess glitter off your fingers! How unique. :)

  5. Oooooh it's green AND glittery, I'll take it!

  6. This looks really cool! I really like the glitter colour :)


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