The nail trend at the moment is definitely adornments of every kind. From blingtastic nail art, to caviar manicures and velveteen toppings, everything you could possibly put on your nails is thoroughly accessible. Nail glitter may not be the most revolutionary or stand out, but it’s certainly fun, practical and effective. GOSH are launching a range of nail glitters in time for the festive season with colours including green, blue, pink, gold, black and everything in-between. I’ve fallen a little bit in love with this silver ‘moonstone’ option as a way to create a statement nail, adding a bit of bling without going OTT.
The glitter comes in a little pot that’s perfectly sized for nail
dipping, so that all you have to do is paint your nails and pop in the glitter to
create the effect. For best results paint your nails and leave for a few
seconds to get tacky (don’t leave for too long or the polish won’t be
wet enough for the glitter to cling to,) popping individual nails into
the pot and covering entirely with the glitter. You can apply the shimmer to either a coloured polish for a more three-dimensional result, to one talon to create a focus nail, or even to clear polish to get the intensity of the glitter to pull through in its entirety. You do have to ensure the whole nail is covered in a thick layer, leaving for at least 5mins before brushing off any excess, or the result will be patchy.
I love these little pots. They bring a real sense of fun and occasion to otherwise simple nails, making an impact without the need for excessive effort. You get quite a lot of glitter in each pot, allowing you to get a good few nails out of each one if used sparingly. At £3.99 each these are also a much more affordable option for those nail art enthusiasts that can’t justify £30 for a WAH nail session, or the time it takes to book an appointment and plonk yourself down in a seat. Come Christmas, these glitter pots will be a girl’s best friend and offices will be covered in sparkle.
GOSH Nail Glitters available this Autumn from Superdrug priced £3.99 each