glitter manicureIt’s almost festival season in India and there’s a whole lot of weddings, parties and occasions coming up. (Also, I’m having massive post wedding blues, since my sister got married.) So, I wanted to share one of my favourite glitter manicure ideas with you. It’s the way I do my nails when I want them to look pretty. But, I don’t have too much time to get anything fancy done. More importantly, this 10 minute mani goes with practically anything you wear. Which is convenient for someone like me, who leaves getting ready till the very last minute.

glitter manicure with red nail paint

Budget: Low

Time taken: 10 minutes


  • Gold glitter
  • Nail Polish (gold works with most colors)
  • Clear nail polish
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Ear Buds / Tissue
  • Nail polish remover / Acetone

red nail paint

Clean your nails of any old nail paint, file and shape them to the desired length. This glitter manicure works for all shapes and sizes of nails. So, feel free to experiment.

Apply a base coat to your nails and let it dry. Once done, apply 2 layers of the nail polish of your choice to all your nails. You can apply different colours, apply one colour to a few fingers and leave one blank or have the same one on all of them, as well.

simple to do glitter nails

Once the polish has dried, apply a thin layer of clear nail polish on top of it. And, after this, you’ll need to move quickly, so be ready!

Before the clear nail polish dries, drizzle a light layer of glitter on top of your nails. I like to take a pinch of glitter and hold it well above my nails while dropping it. The closer the glitter is to your hand, the thicker will be the glitter layer. If you’ve left a nail blank, you can add a thicker coat to cover the nail completely in glitter.

10 minute glitter manicure steps

Use an ear bud to remove the excess glitter from your hand and near your nail. Please be careful of touching the glitter on your nails. Or it will brush off (like on my forefinger) 

Let the glitter settle into the clear nail polish for a minute or so. Before gently painting over it with your top coat.

And that’s it 🙂 Your nails are all ready for a fun evening ahead!

red nail polish and glitter

10 minute glitter manicure at home

What did you think of our 10 minute glitter manicure idea? And what kind of manicure hacks do you use. Leave a comment down below and let me know! Have a great week ahead!