Red Heart Glitter Placement – Nail Art

Hi readers!

Today I made a Valentine’s Day themed glitter placement.

Glitter placement takes both patience and a steady hand. I have patience and a somewhat steady hand, but I could use more practice on the application. This is also only my second time doing glitter placement, so it will improve with practice. πŸ™‚

I always start my nails with OPI Nail Envy, and for this look I followed with 2 coats of China Glaze “Snow”. For the glitter placement I put a coat of Sally Hansen Ultra-Wear Top Coat and applied the glitters while it’s still wet (so only do 1 nail at a time). I really don’t like this one as a top coat because it is very thin and dries really slow, but these reasons make it ideal for glitter placement.

For the glitters I used medium-sized hex glitters in red and silver (silver for the flowers on my index) and smaller ones in silver used on my pinky, that I got from Born Pretty Store. I apply the glitters with a dotting tool: I give it a quick lick to get the glitter to stick to it, then place it on my nail.

I then sealed it all with Nubar Diamont. I ended up putting 3 coats to get a smooth finish. Adding a top coat not only seals in the glitters, it actually makes them shine even more!

Do you like glitter placements?

– Chantal πŸ™‚

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • Your nails are so damn nice!!!! I'm totally jealous you can get them that long and have them all keep the same length. πŸ˜€ Anyway, nice job on the glitter placement – I think I would make a big mess of things, hehe. I got some dotting tools from eBay too after you mentioned that you got some so maybe I'll try some placement one day… When I am not feeling clutzy, hehe.

    • Thank you Melissa! πŸ˜€ I couldn't let my nails grow before cause they would always break. They were very thing and soft. I started using a nail strengthener in the fall and it made all the difference. Now they are nice and strong.
      Ooo nice on the dotting tools! I got more stuff on ebay, I can't wait for it to arrive. I might do an "ebay haul" post once I have it all. πŸ™‚