I bought these stick on nail guides months and months ago..pretty sure they're from Poundland. I originally bought them so I could try out a traditional French Tip manicure but never got round to it so they've been sat on my shelf ever since.
I started with fresh, clean, slightly haggered nails.
Applied a nail guide - which are pretty crappy as they didn't seem to actually stick very well.
Coat the tip and edge of your nail with a clear varnish and dunk it into your chosen glitter. Mine is from a local craft store.
Repeat the process on each nail. I worked with one nail at a time, rather than sticking strips on every nail all at once. This makes it a little less faffy.
Brush away any excess glitter that may be stuck to the nail. i just used a makeup brush. A q-tip/cotton bud works just as well.
This is how it looks after they're cleaned up a little.
Think I found some inspiration for a future nail art while I was waiting for these to dry...
Finally, add a couple of coats of a clear top coat to finish off. You may want to use a cheaper varnish that you don't mind the brush picking up a little glitter because I now have little flecks floating around in my Sech Vite topcoat. Good job I like sparkle!
This is how they turned out. They're not the neatest but they look fab from a distance ;)
Hope you like it!