Some people like simple manicures. One color with a clear glitter finish. Typically, glitter-based (also known as glitter topper) polishes go on scattered, randomly placed, and generally everywhere, like this:
On the other hand (no pun intended), some people like to go all out. Recently, a new trend has appeared, which includes tweezers, patience, glitter, and more glitter:
Glitter placement! I haven’t personally tried this, because I don’t have the patience (a required step). Some bloggers say glitter placement takes around 45 minutes; while others say doing one nail takes about 10 minutes.
Supplies need are glitter (loose or mixed in a clear polish base,) a base color, and top coat (lots of it.) Tools used in the actual act of hand-placing glitter include tweezers, toothpicks, orange sticks, and wax pencils. Some artists use glue to stick the glitter but most use topcoat. Glitter hand-placement can be done with glitter polish or loose (big) glitter/sequins, spilled out onto a plate or napkin.
You don’t have to place glitter all over the nail. You can use it to make designs, like these:
Hand-placed glitter manis look amazing when they sparkle in the light, so they’re something fun, unique, and different for parties and celebrations. I will definitely be trying this, and I encourage everyone to try something new with their every day design. What are some unique ideas you include in your designs? Comment below!