12.18.2012

Last Minute Christmas Glitter Gel Nails

So. I had 10 grand ideas for Christmas nails (one for each finger, of course), ranging from easy to fancy-pants. I had my stripers (see? fancy!) and polishes all lined up and ready to go when I got a text reminding me about the Christmas party in 30 minutes! Oops. I already had red gel nails from my sister's wedding on Friday. And while that would've been perfectly fine for the party, I decided to (a) add some sparkle (b) still get a blog post out of it (c) I also get questions about if glitter can be added to gel nails, and this post should answer that! Five minutes, done, and off to the party!

T O O L S
  • red or green polish (For this tutorial, I'm using gel nails, but these aren't required)
  • glitter polish (I used gold, because it showed up the best in pics, but multi-colored glitter is a fave)
  • gel clear coat for gel nails (or clear coat if not gel)
  • led lamp


M E T H O D

Add glitter polish to gel nails. Allow to dry.
Just a little bit of glitter?

Maybe just a little bit more?

Maybe just the accent nail?

Seal with gel clear coat and lamp. 

How about all of them? It's Christmas!

Do you "decorate" your nails for the holidays?

PS: If you'd like more Christmas nail ideas, let me know in the comments.

24 comments:

  1. I like red color on the nails. It looks so sexy.
    Sorry of my not good english and Greetings from Poland. You have interesting blog :)

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  2. I used to only wear gel polish. Then I realized that I like to change my polish daily eek. They are awesome for longevity! Pretty mani!

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  3. I did the exact same nails awhile ago - super festive :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  4. Perfect for Christmas! Oh and the palette on my blog is available in the states, check on my link and you can purchase it, xoxo.

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  5. I generally paint my nails red or a bright summery colour since it is summer during the Christmas period here in Australia. I've never really experimented with glitter nail polish but yours looks jolly good :)

    Thanks for the comment on my guest post on Vanisha's blog

    xo Stephanie

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  6. Currently, my nails are covered with gold glitter...it's just so perfect for the holidays!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. I don't usually do Christmas nail themes, but I might give it a go this year. TY for the inspiration:)

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  8. Oh my gosh I love these! Must copy for my nails! xx

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  9. This is how I usually do my nails for Christmas.

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  10. So pretty! I love a pretty red.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  11. I'm still trying to decide my Christmas manicure- might have to try this! Love the sparkle. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  12. Great nail art! Would you like to follow each other?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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  13. Fun! I was just thinking today that I need to decorate my nails for Christmas this week. I would love to read about more Christmas nail ideas!

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  14. What a fun and vibrant way to wear holiday nails, love the gold on red, makes a lovely statement.

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  15. This is so pretty and festive! :))

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love these. I been thinking about putting gold crackle over mine

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  17. love it love it love it! and yes, i decorate my nails for the holidays too, haha. i actually got a sparkly red nail polish for christmas! ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    DaisyGem Giveaway

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  18. Very pretty. I've never done anything this elaborate before but the holiday is a good excuse to try. Thanks for the lesson.

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  19. This is so pretty. I'll definitely go red nails this Christmas. :)

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  20. glitter and red are so perfect for the season!!

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  21. This is super cute...thanks for sharing!! :)

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  22. This is such a gorgeous mani! Love the idea :) I think I may continue the gorgeous Christmas and holiday inspired manicures through January :)

    Merry Christmas sweetie! :)

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