How To Make Glitter Nail Polish: Do It Yourself

by Visha on January 22, 2013 · 16 comments

Hello Gals,

Today, I have a “Do It Yourself” post for you all and it is super easy and very glamorous. I will be showing you steps for achieving your very own Glitter Nail Polish. You can choose any color combinations of glitters, add as many numbers of glitters and types as you want.

You will need:


1. Clear Nail Polish – I am using the Lakme Clear Glass No. 012.
2. Glitter powder – I am using golden and red colors. I got the glitters from a stationery shop and each packet costed me only Rs. 5 each.
3. Eyeshadow Dust/Sparkle (Optional) – I like the duo chrome effect the white sparkle gives to the nails. I am using Faces Sparkle Dust.
4. Handmade paper cone.
5. A small spoon and a dish.


    • Empty about 1/4 part of clear nail polish to make room for glitters that we will be adding later on.
    • Mix about 1/8th tablespoon of all the glitters and sparkles together in a dish.

How To Make Glitter Nail Polish

    • Place the paper cone over the mouth of the bottle. A funnel cone will be easy to pour the glitter inside the bottle and will be less messy than pouring it directly. Start by using less quantity of glitter and then you can add more if you like.

Paper Cone

  • Pour the glitter mix into the bottle via the paper cone and close the lid of the bottle and shake it really well. You will have to shake the bottle whenever you use this Glitter Nail Polish as the glitter settles at the base. If you could find little magnetic balls in a hardware store, then drop 4-5 balls in the bottle, this will prevent the glitter from settling at the base

Nail Polish

There you have your customized glitter nail polish ready.  Use it directly on nails or add as a top coat on other nail polishes as you like it. You can also add glitter to your old colored polishes which you don’t use anymore and get a new customized nail polish! Easy, Right?!

Glitter on nails

Glitter Nail Paint

Please do share the pictures of how you customized your glitter nail polishes on IMBB. It will be fun to see!

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jomol January 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

That’s a cool idea Visha, will def try 🙂


Visha January 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Thanks Jomol 🙂


sweta January 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

lovely ideal Visha….
I have tried somthing like this long back in college…
I painted my nails with clear polish then dipped my nail in gliters 😀


Visha January 22, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Yeah I tried that version too Sweta 🙂 it looks beautiful 🙂


sandhya January 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

great idea visha thanks for sharing! Will surely try and let you know!


Visha January 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Would love to see the pics sandhya 🙂


Nidhi January 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Very creative Visha :-).. the polish has turned out well 🙂


Visha January 22, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Thankies Nidhi 🙂


Shami January 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Nice one!! i will try it for sure:)


Shilpa Shri January 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Easy wala DIY.. Will try for sure 🙂


Richa Saxena January 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm

This is a lovely DIY Visha! Thanks for sharing….


Visha January 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Glad you all liked it – thanks Richa, shami, Shilpa 🙂


Neerja Israni January 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm

the color of these sparkles tends to bleed out almost immediately 🙁
its much better to put a base coat and dip the nail in cosmetic grade glitter meant for nail art 🙂


Visha January 22, 2013 at 11:35 pm

That’s a cool idea neerja 🙂 golden one doesn’t bleed but the red one does 🙂


Bee January 23, 2013 at 12:21 am

this loooks great 🙂
but wont the craftstore glitter harm if ingested? I mean if some ppl eat with their hands?


gurpreet January 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

wow thats cool. thanks Vish..


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