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Thursday, June 30, 2011

DIY Glitter Toes

I have been hearing so many people talk lately about getting Glitter Toes done at their Salon or Beauty Parlor!  Maybe I am hiding under a rock or something…but I truly had no idea what Glitter Toes were!  However, when I saw them…..I fell in LOVE!  I absolutely love glitter….and on your toes…even better!  Sadly, a salon pedicure is not exactly in my budget….so I decided to do it myself! (:  Ok, I might have cheated slightly and asked a girl who does Glitter Toes for people in a salon what it entails…..and this is what I came up with {{my DIY version}}!

WARNING: This post contains pictures of my feet…and I HATE my feet, but you can’t get a detailed tutorial without pictures!  So….don’t say I didn’t warn you!!! (:

Glitter Toes

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  • Nail color similar to your glitter color {{base color}}
  • Clear Top Coat
  • Very fine glitter {{looks like dust}}
  • Small paint brush

Start by applying your base color to one nail at a time.  After you apply your base color on one nail, sprinkle your glitter over the nail polish while it is still wet.  {{If you do this over a piece of paper, you can save the extra and use it later}}

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Once you have painted your base coat and applied the glitter to all of your toe nails, let it dry slightly.

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Now, shake off any excess glitter onto your paper.

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Use a dry paint brush to brush off any remaining glitter around your nails. {{Do not use the brush on your nails}}

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Allow to dry well & apply your top coat twice, allowing to dry in-between each layer of top coat.

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I seriously could not believe how easy it was!  I have had my nail polish on for 2 weeks now, and it has not chipped at all.  The glitter makes it pretty hard and tough!  I have gotten so many compliments on my toe nails!  Of course, I could not resist making my daughters toes glittery as well…and because I take pictures of EVERYTHING….we had to get a picture of her cute little Glitter Toes!

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I hope you are enjoying your summer & your snazzy DIY Glitter Toes!



Maggie @ Chica es Artistica said...

These are SO cute! I really think I need to run to the store and buy up all their glitter. I love this idea! Plus, it doesn't break the bank. Thanks for sharing :)

Mindy said...

Ha ha ha. My daughter got nail polish with glitter in it from the Easter bunny and I jacked some a while back. I put a base coat first and the clear coat over the top so it would last longer and it was really cute. She has pink and purple. The only downside is, it's REALLY hard to get off. :o( But I'm still gettin' into it again and puttin' some on today. :o)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Hahha you are funny! You have cute feet :) What a fun festive idea!! I just bought the pre made glitter polish but this makes it a little bit more original when you do it yourself!

XO Lindsay

raising4princesses said...

so adorable! Thanks for sharing...there's gonna be some sparkles floating around at our house tonight!!!! Thanks again! Maria

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

You are too cute! Your toes look great! I love the tiny Princess toes too!Very fun! I think my Princess would love this! Thank you for sharing!

Molly said...

Cute idea! I received the "Versatile Blogger Award" and I chose your blog as one to pass it on to! Visit my blog to claim your award :-) Keep up the great work, I love your blog!

Ali Grace@Ali Grace Fashions and Trends said...

Sweet baby feet! great job!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very cute! Gotta love the bling from glitter. Thanks for linking it up as well.

Lolly Jane said...

I LOVE this!!! Great summer tootsies ;) PS- Totally diggin the flip flop tan lines... I have some too! lol

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What cute little fancy piggies! Thank you for linking up!

Ashley said...

perfect summer toes!!!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

PERFECT for my two princess girls! GREAT tutorial!

Newest follower, btw!

Jill said...

Love these sparkles!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Ashley said...

i just had to tell ya again these are darling! and thanks for all the support at Tell me Tuesday! you are so sweet! i love your blog and all your amazing ideas! thanks again

Elizabeth Sanchez said...

Your blog looks great. It is very informative. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

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