Glitter Gel Nail Polish

Glitter nail polish comes in different shades and creates a different effect on the nails depending on what type of glitter it contains. For example, metallic glitter contains particles that reflect a shiny and metallic look while shimmer glitter has more of a delicate and refined shimmer effect.

It can be done as an overlay or encapsulated. When encapsulating, start with a clear gel like Lexy Line Cool Gel and fade it towards the free edge.

How to Apply

There is nothing more eye-catching than glitter nail polish. But applying it evenly, without a huge mess has always felt nearly impossible for many nail enthusiasts.

The new method that’s been taking social media by storm is using a makeup sponge to apply the glitter gel nail polish glitter polish. This simple trick has made it possible to create the perfect layered glitter look that looks professionally done.

It’s important to use a good base coat before applying any nail polish, especially one with a lot of sparkle. This will help to prevent chipping and give your nails a long-lasting gel manicure. We recommend using Mylee Prep & Wipe to prep the nail plate for the best results.

After a good base coat has been applied, it’s time to add your chosen colour. You can apply the gel glitter over a pre mixed acrylic or you can use our new product called encapsulation which allows you to place the loose glitter on top of your already finished nail enhancement (before top coat).

We recommend using a small amount of clear gel and mixing it with your preferred Glitter Planet Loose Glitters. This will create a smooth texture that’s easy to work with and won’t pick up any other colours from your base coat. You can then use a makeup sponge or a Q-Tip to apply the glitter.


Glitter nail polish can be an incredibly fun and exciting way to express yourself. With a huge range of colors and finishes available there is sure to be a shade that perfectly suits your personal style.

One of the main things to consider when using glitter gel nail polish is the type of glitter you are choosing. Glitter comes in a variety of different sizes so you can create a look that is as subtle or dramatic as you desire. The most common glitters are metallic, which reflect a shiny and edgy finish on the nails. A more unique option is holographic glitter, which reflects multiple colors of light creating a rainbow effect on the nails.

Another important thing to keep in mind when working with glitter gel nail polish is how you are applying it. There are 2 basic ways to apply glitter gel, either as an overlay or by encapsulating it. When applying a glitter gel as an overlay it is recommended that you use a clear gel base coat to help prevent the nail color from lifting. This will also provide a smooth surface for the application of the glitter.

To apply a glitter gel as an overlay simply add a thin layer of the clear gel to the nail and sprinkle the glitter on top. Gently pat down the glitter and blow off any excess. Once the nail is completely covered with glitter it is recommended that you use a toothpick to carefully pick up any larger chunks of glitter and place them where desired on the nail.


Gel polishes contain simple, small molecules called monomers. They are highly reactive and can easily combine with each other to form longer molecule chains (known as polymers). Monomers can then bond to your nail’s surface to create the hard plastic-like film we know as gel. The chemicals wholesale matte nail polish recently demonised by the BBC are part of this category of monomers and are called methacrylate monomers. Manucurist polishes have always been formulated without these chemicals as we are dedicated to offering safe products that can be used both at home and in salons.

A key trait of gel polish is that it dries quickly thanks to its unique combination of ingredients. However, this quick drying effect can lead to over-curing which in turn leads to brittle nails that are difficult to remove with acetone.

Over-curing also affects the flexibility of the polish, which is why it is important to avoid picking at your nails once the colour starts to lift. This can cause water to seep under the nail plate which can harbor bacteria and even lead to fungus.

To prevent this, we recommend that you always allow your manicure to completely cure in the UV lamp before trying to remove it. Always follow the curing instructions from the manufacturer, as they will differ depending on your product. For example, some gel nail polishes may only require a one-minute cycle while others could take up to 45 minutes or more to fully cure.

Final Words

Siena Gagliano is a beauty editor with two years of experience reporting on all things skin, hair, and nails for Cosmopolitan. She regularly tries gel nail polishes and researches them for efficacy and wearability, working with top manicurists to assess new formulas and brands. She has also written a variety of other nail stories, from the best press-on nails to the top nail stickers. Her picks were based on personal testing and reviews, as well as the opinions of other beauty editors. This polish is a shimmery blue-purple with multicolor glitter that sparkles in every direction. It is opaque in one coat but can be intensified with a second for a statement manicure.