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I was recently sent this fab set of 12 loose glitters by NYK1 Secrets to review – NYK1 specialise in gel but have a variety of products available and hey, who can’t rock some loose glitter? Hand model Mummy Smith kindly donated her nails and time for this look (while nubbin is working on growing). I used the glitter in two different ways to create this look and although a little messy I really love the results, great for heading into the party season!
For this look I used a base of Nails Inc Lowndes Court which is a light indigo coloured polish, great in two coats. Once the second coat was nearly dry I dipped my fan brush into white iridescent glitter from the pack (which flaches blue-green) and created a snow fall glitter gradient down the nail by tapping the brush gently to release the glitter particles. So quick and effective – you also don’t need a lot of glitter and the fan brush is very useful in sweeping away any excess after. I top coated with two coats of topcoat for a super glossy finish. You could of course leave this untopcoated for a more textured frost inspired look.
For my accent nail I started with one medium coat of Barrym Silver Foil Effect and while this was still wet I dipped the nail into glitter, I gently pushed the glitter into the tacky polish with my fan brush before sweeping away the excess. Three thin coats of topcoat to really lock in the sparkle and the mani was set. These glitters do come with a small instruction sheet which explains how to get the best full glitter nail with gels which I think will be very useful for anyone who hasn’t done something like this before. Don’t forget to put down a catch sheet of paper so you can always funnel glitter back into the pots. I love loose glitter for adding dimension to manis and there are so many ways to use it – I am hopefully going to come up with some more looks to share with you using this product. The glitter comes in twist top pots – my only small complaint is that glitter does get stuck in the threads of these pots making some of them quite difficult to open but with patience and care they will eventually unscrew. This would make a great starter pack as it comes in a really good selection of colours and all of the shades sparkle beautifully and do not dull at all with topcoat! TOP CLEAN UP TIP: once your mani is dry swill your hands under the tap and any remaining loose glitter on the skin will be washed away – this is the BEST way to get rid of this glitter; something I learnt when I was making my glitter indies.
If you’d like to check out these glitters and see what else is on offer you can find it all HERE. These are currently retailing for £7.50 which might seem a little pricey for glitter but the colours don’t bleed (like craft glitter would) and you’re going to get a lot of manis out of the set as really even for a full glitter nail you use surprisingly little glitter. Obviously as ever you’re welcome to shop around, these are my honest opinions on a product sent for review.