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Lauren Wireman of Wildflowers Nails took to YouTube to share a technique on how to best encapsulate even the chunkiest of glitters. Browse below for two tutorials featuring a Valentine’s Day-inspired look, as well as a holo nail art design.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Wildflowers Metallic Top Coat

-Love Shack Glitter from the Love Collection

-Gel Pinching Tool

-Ghost Glitter from the Holiday Collection

-Clear Builder Gel

-LED Lamp

-Gel Brush

-Saran Wrap

Love Shack Glitter

1. Prep the nail and apply Clear Pink Gel. Do not cure. Apply chunky glitter. Use a silicone tool to press the glitter to the nail. Cure.

2. Apply a thin coat of gel over the chunky glitter. It’s normal for some of the glitter to move during this step! If glitter attaches to your brush, just clean it really well. Do not cure.

3. Pick up a big bead of gel and float it over the thin, uncured layer of gel you just applied in the previous step.

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4. Let the gel self level by turning the nail upside so it rounds out. Cure.

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5. Remove the tacky surface with alcohol and shape the nail. Clean the nail and apply the Wildflowers Metallic Top Coat and cure.

 

Ghost Glitter

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1. Take some big glitter pieces and use scissors to cut the shape into smaller pieces.

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2. Apply a thin layer of gel. Do not cure. Use tweezers to pick and place the glitter to the nail. Apply the bigger pieces first and fill in any empty space with the smaller pieces you got out.

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3. Use saran wrap and a pincher tool to hold the glitter into place so that the pieces curve with the nail. Cure. Peel off the wrap.

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4. Apply clear gel anywhere there is a piece sticking out. Do not cure. Pick up a big bead of gel and float it over the thin, uncured layer of gel you just applied in the previous step. Let the gel self level by turning the nail upside so it rounds out. Cure.

5. Remove the tacky surface with alcohol and shape the nail. Clean the nail and apply the Wildflowers Metallic Top Coat and cure.

Watch both step-by-steps in action below: 

 

For more information on Wildflowers products and upcoming classes, visit the website here.

What do you think of this technique to encapsulate event the chunkiest of glitters? Let us know in the comments below!

-Sigourney Nuñez

[Images courtesy of Wildflowers Nails]

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