How To: Get Pink and Black Glitter Nails

When I went to the Manchester Blogger Meet Up a month or so ago, aside from having several cocktails and a great chat with the other girls, I was busy taking mental notes and inspiration from a certain nail look! Lily from BeautysBadHabit (who is absolutely awesome) had the coolest pink and black glitter nails – I couldn’t resist asking how she achieved the look! I’ve finally got round to creating it myself, so a huge thanks to Lily for inspiring this post!

Pink and Black Glitter Nails

It really is so simple to get this gorgeous, slightly alternative nail look. There are just four main components:

Black Nail Polish – this is the MUA Nail Polish in Black

Black MUA Nail Polish

Pink Glitter – This is by Stargazer

Pink Glitter by Stargazer

An old eyeshadow brush – this is from Superdrug

Superdrug Eyeshadow Brush

And a top coat – mine is the Barry M Top Coat and Nail Hardener

Barry M Top Coat

Then just follow these super easy steps:

1. Paint your nail with one coat of black nail polish – do one nail at a time throughout the process!

2. Almost immediately after painting the nail, dip your brush into the glitter and press it on to the tip of the nail. The tip should be fully coated with glitter, so don’t worry about smudging the black underneath.

3. Quickly afterwards (whilst the black polish is still wet) dip your brush back into the glitter pot and hover it over your nail. Tap the brush with your finger in the air so that the glitter falls down on to the bottom half of your nail. This creates the ‘sprinkled with glitter’ look.

4. Repeat for each nail in turn!

5. Once the nails are completely dry, paint with your top coat to seal the glitter fully into place.

And that’s it! So easy but so effective.

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. September 29, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    Will denfinitely be trying this.

    • September 29, 2011 / 4:21 pm

      That’s great to hear! x

  2. September 29, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    Great tutorial and the nails are so pretty =D

    • September 29, 2011 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you! x

    • September 29, 2011 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks sweetie! x

  3. OliviaxChristine
    September 29, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    i do something similar only insted of plain glitter i take a glitter polish that is all glitter no color over the black 🙂 i love the pibk though looks amazing 🙂

    • September 29, 2011 / 11:34 pm

      OO I love that idea too! x

  4. Lizzie
    September 29, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    i saw this post and i already tried it out 😉 thanks for the idea.. it looks great <3

    • September 29, 2011 / 11:35 pm

      Yay! 🙂 thanks! x

  5. Jackie
    September 29, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    I really like this look and i’m so going to try it out 😉 xx

    • September 29, 2011 / 11:35 pm

      😀 I hope you have fun!

  6. cazzy xx
    September 29, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    your nails rock with that nail varnish and glitter 😀 …
    I think black and pink suits you xxx 😀

    • September 29, 2011 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks 😀 they’re my favourite colours 🙂

  7. Vicki
    September 30, 2011 / 10:20 am

    Oooh, I may have to try this out, I bet it would look good with the new 17 magnetized nail polishes that are out now

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