Blow Everyone Away With These Gorgeous Glitter Ombre Nails – Top 3 Stylish Glitter Nail Polishes

Combining two of my favorite style, glitter ombre nails are gorgeous, elegant and very unusual. An ombre manicure usually is created by using a non-glitter polish over a base coat and fading the color from base to tip, or vice versa. This looks awesome, however, use a glitter polish and it suddenly becomes a whole new ball game. 

Here’s how to achieve glitter ombre nails

  • Prep your nails as normal by trimming, filing and cleaning thoroughly with acetone. 
  • Apply acrylic nails if you prefer to use these over your natural nails 
  • Cut a sponge into 1 inch cubes
  • Apply a base coat and cure
  • Brush on a layer of polish – experiment to find which color is your favorite to use as a background for the ombre effect. Many prefer a light polish, but a darker one can look particularly effective. 
  • Cure
  • Add another layer of polish 
  • Cure
  • Take a sponge cube and on one face, near the top edge, apply the glitter polish. Just make a narrow band of glitter. 
  • Apply the glittered cube to your nail. Place the polished edge where you want your nail to be the most glittery eg tip or base.
  • Roll the sponge across your nail, leaving some of the glitter polish behind on your nail. 
  • Repeat until you have the desired look.
  • Continue this across all your nails if you wish. You can, of course, just apply to one or two nails for accent effects.
  • Cure thoroughly
  • Apply several coats of topcoat, curing in between. 

And that’s how simple it is to create this very unusual look. 

Here are my top three polishes for creating this awesome manicure.

1) ZOYA Nail Polish – Cosmo Magical Pixiedust

What Makes it Great

I’m loving the name of this gloriously shimmery silver polish – it sums the effects produced by this polish awesomely. With delicate pinkish tones, this avoids the coolness that pure silver often brings, and it would go particularly well with a baby blue, or pink undercoat. It’s a good quality polish that lasted almost 17 days of normal wear and tear. 

Where it Could be Improved

Like many glitter based polishes, the odor was quite strong, but nothing that an open window couldn’t fix. 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This softly shimmering polish brings a magical touch to any background color, and works particularly well for an ombre finish.

ZOYA Nail Polish, Cosmo Magical Pixiedust, 0.5 Fluid Ounce

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2) ILNP Holographic Nail Polish – Juliette 

What Makes it Great

If you’re looking for decadently pretty rose gold for your ombre manicure, this is the one for you. Appearing as an antique dusky rose, this rich and original color from nail giants, ILNP, brings an eye catching, unique look when paired with a dark undercoat – dark blue for example, or even black. As usual with ILNP quality, I managed to keep this polish chip-free for almost three weeks. 

Where it Could be Improved

This polish needed one or two drops of nail polish remover to achieve the correct consistency – an easy fix. 

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Luxurious, elegant and unusual, three words that sum up this exquisite color perfectly. Ideal for an eye catching ombre manicure.

ILNP Juliette Holographic Nail Polish, Rose Gold

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3) OPI Nail Lacquer – I Pull The Strings

What Makes it Great

OPI have created an intensely glittery polish, perfect for an evening out, and once ombred (is that a word? It is now!) it offers a ticket into a richly opulent world of glamor. Looking equally awesome with a dark or light background, it was over two weeks before I, with a small sob, had to remove my manicure. 

Where it Could be Improved

Again with the odor, and again cleared with an open window. 

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Lending a touch of eye-catching glitz and pizzazz to any manicure, this polish should be in every manicure kit.

OPI Nail Lacquer, I Pull The StringsÂ

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