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Nail Glitter


Nail Glitter

What it is:A collection of glitters for adding dazzling sparkle to your favorite nail polish. What it does:Start a party on your nails with any of these shimmery glitters. Simply apply any nail polish and while it's still wet, dip your nail into one of these pots of dry glitter. Then tap off the excess product and apply a top coat. These glitters can also be applied by pouring a small amount into the cap and sprinkling it onto a wet lacquer.What else you need to know:"Nails are the hottest new art form," says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Executive V.P. and Artistic Director of OPI. "Now, Sephora by OPI makes individualized nail art available to everyone."
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI Nail Glitter

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Need hints on application
I found the purple glitter very messy to work with while trying to dip nails into the tiny glitter pot. Based on the difficulty, I don't think I would try this product again.

Any application hints out there?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
icurn
(Phoenix, AZ)
on Nail Glitter
11 answers
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answer 1
I didn't find this difficult to use - just followed the instructions of painting nail and then immediately dipping/rolling in container. It has the potential to spill easily but I just took extra care to place it on a flat surface ahead of time.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
giants22
answer 2
Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush!
Put a clear coat of polish, dip the brush lightly in the pot, tap off a little excess, and gently place the brush on the nail.
After that, let it set and dry, then put a thick top coat (the kind to make your nails strong like gel or acrylic is best)!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
christineml
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)
answer 3
I answered this question elsewhere but will also answer it here.

1. Tip a small amount into cap just as you would when applying Bare Escentuals.

2. Apply the clear polish where you want to apply the glitter.

3. Take a brush and dip that into glitter, gently shake off excess, not too much. Just enough so the glitter doesn't go everywhere.

4. Tap onto clear polish, until desired coverage is achieved.

*5. Then gently press glitter into nail polish, making sure you are just pressing down and not sideways or any other ways. This is the Key.

6. When dry you may rinse off excess glitter. Having pressed down the glitter you want to stay should stay. I always use a tiny bit of liquid hand soap at this time.

*7. Last key - you must always use top coat, this is essential not only to set the glitter but also to get the most sparkle from your glitter.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
teariana
(Vista, CA)
answer 4
i just did it slowly and one nail at a time. i did keep the glitter pot on a paper towel to make clean up quick and it worked nicely.
answered 3 years ago
mad4makeup72
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
Try pouring a little bit out into the cap and applying from there, or you can use a makeup brush or a makeup sponge! Wait until your polish is mostly dry for the sponge, then gently press it into the nail and apply a top coat (I prefer Seche Vite). For the makeup brush, dip it into the pot and tap the excess off on the side, then gently tap it over the nail where you want glitter. I did this over a piece of paper so it would be easy to clean up any little mess!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
rosamapose
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 6
Sprinkling it over my nails worked better than dipping it in the pot, but you have to be careful, because it can easily make a mess.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
staylo05
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 7
go to sephora youtube channel and click on sophie rosbson's tutorial on the gold/silver glitter tutorial. note how she brushes the glitter on the nails. hoep its helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lilodrea
(los angeles, ca)
answer 8
i would try using a nailpolish brush, dipping it into the pot and applying to nails. you can get pretty good coverage that way. just make sure to dip the brush in a remover before going back into the bottle.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
liddyluck
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 9
Suggest using a small paint brush to both apply and to dust off excess after coating. Polish your nail, dip the paint brush in the pot (so that it fans out with tons of glitter) and apply to tacky nail. You will need to scrape the brush to remove any glitter sticking to it (& I just add it back to the pot -- without residual bristles). Much more sparkle without a top coat. Rather than catching the excess on a piece of paper, I found a piece of tin foil to work easier...not as sticky with the glitter as paper tends to be.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kueen
(Mishawaka, IN)
answer 10
I wouldn't necessary dip my nails into glitter but I would just use the lid with enough glitter to cover your nails and pour it on to your nails would be much easier.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nl0289
(Columbus, OH)
answer 11
try waiting a few seconds for it to dry a bit - dip the tip of your nail in the pot and then blow lightly on it to get rid of the excess. let it dry for a minute or two before you put the top coat on - try using a quick dry topcoat
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
huck
(San Leandro, CA)
Question
Can you purchase this nail glitter at a Sephora store?
Thanks
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
makeup4ever14
(Seattle, WA)
on Nail Glitter
7 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 3 years ago
mad4makeup72
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Yes, I purchased it at the Sephora store in Allen, Texas.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
laurenbelle
(Midland, TX)
answer 3
yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lilodrea
(los angeles, ca)
answer 4
Yes you can!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nl0289
(Columbus, OH)
answer 5
yes, you can and online
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
huck
(San Leandro, CA)
answer 6
Yes- I've gone to 2 different stores and they had them
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
scvsas
(Santa Clarita)
answer 7
yes, that's where I purchased mine! It looks beautiful and the store has an entire colection of nail art for you to try and purchase.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
alexagracexo
(Fredericksburg, VA)
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Size
How big is the container of glitter?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
ariesblue83
(Oklahoma City, OK)
on Nail Glitter
6 answers
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answer 1
Size of a small eyeshadow
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pimpy
(new york)
answer 2
It's a pretty small container. Maybe 1 inch in diameter.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vvaros
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
about 1 inches all around but a lot of glitter! (:
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
jorde330
answer 4
About the size of a quarter.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bigfootted
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 5
The container is about the size of a quarter and it hold a lot of glitter.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mytruelove
answer 6
It is fairly small, just large enough to dip and roll your finger. I am guessing it has enough product for 10 applications of all 10 fingers. I think its a great deal for the price.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
giants22
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Are These Eye Safe?
I was going to do a makeup look using glitters and these were the cheapest ones i could find... but i really need to know if they are eye safe before i buy them...
asked 3 years ago
fashionfreak82
(Atlanta, GA)
on Nail Glitter
3 answers
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answer 1
I'd err on the side of caution there. If it says "eye safe" it is, and this does not say anything about using it anywhere other than on fingernails.

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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
breebr
(Somerville, NJ)
answer 2
No - The glitter pieces are so fine I would think they would be easy to fall into ones eyes.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
giants22
answer 3
You can always apply glitters designed for eyes anywhere but the opposite is not always true. I would stick to glitters designed especially for eyes. Bare Escentuals makes some incredibly beautiful ones with the added plus of being so finely ground they last a long time, so end up being very inexpensive per use. They also are not affected but by bacteria etc. So they last for years, literally.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
teariana
(Vista, CA)
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Glitter used elsewhere?
Could this glitter be used on body or face?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
drmaqn01
(New Hampton, NH)
on Nail Glitter
3 answers
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answer 1
i like it on the face but body might be hot as well or hair its just as small as the makeup forever glitters or as hair and same as body glitter
answered 2 years ago
IBtha14ChristaL
(seaside oregon)
answer 2
It's really fine glitter but I wouldn't use it on my face. It's almost like craft glitter.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
starbuxgirl
(Houston)
answer 3
When I got this, I sprinkled some on my arm to see how well it stuck compared to some body glitter I have. It fell off easily. But if you buy glitter adhesive for the body, it would work fine on the body. It did not seem to irritate my skin, and from time to time some make up does. But, I don't know about using it near my eyes. I am hesitant to try that, I enjoy my eyesight too much, lol.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
froggierintexas
(Texas)
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What's the BEST way to REMOVE this?
11-15-2011

What's the BEST way to REMOVE this? When I say "best", I mean what's the most EFFICIENT and QUICKEST way to clean this up? (from my nails and on the counter/ floor/ carpet/ etc.???

PS - How is this different from any plain glitter, that I can purchase at a crafts store (eg: Michael's Arts & Crafts)
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Nail Glitter
2 answers
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answer 1
Glitter is always difficult to remove with nail polish. The method that I use when I feel lazy is a few thick coats of base coat underneath any glitter polish and then I just peel it off when I'm done. The best way to remove glitter polish is soaking a cotton ball in pure acetone and putting it on top of the nail then wrapping that in tin foil. Remove after 5 minutes and the polish should just slide off.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
MaryAnastasia
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
I'll try to answer your questions, though I confess that it was a bit confusing to read them. You ask what is the best way to remove the glitter, then say you mean what's the best way to clean up the table, the carpet, and so on. I'm not sure if you're asking about the application or about taking the glitter off of your nails for your next manicure. I'll give you my tips on both things and hope they work for you too! :-)

First, how do you clean up the glitter off the table, the floor and so on. I can only guess at whether you were being really serious about the floor and carpet and all that. Honestly, I'd have to fling the stuff around to make that kind of thing happen. Also, I rarely have nuch left on the table or whatever surface I was working on. The tiny little bit that makes it out of the jar that isn't stuck to my wet nail is caught on a piece of, believe it or not, parchment paper. I buy parchment paper in a roll like foil and plastic wrap come on, to cover cookie sheets and cake pan bottoms when baking instead of having to grease the pans. It works great for baking, and it works great as a way to have a clean separate workspace for doing my glitter nails! I think typing paper would also work just as well.

I always cover my work surface before I do my nails anyway, because sure enough someday I will have an "oops" moment and I'll be really glad that paper was between the polish and/or glitter and my tabletop! I'm a professional makeup artist, and I am able to put on acrylics and gels, do nail art, etc. I do a few friends and my own nails and that's it. Working on nails was never the part of it that I really enjoyed. Doesn't even hold a candle to how much I've enjoyed the past 25+ years getting paid to play with makeup! LOL

Even with the paper to catch excess that can then be funneled back into the jar afterwards, there is never all that much for me to put back. It's not because I'm a professional...that's why I mentioned that I don't really enjoy doing nails enough to be as skilled as a professional manicurist is. It's because I plan ahead, I go slow, and I pay attention to detail. It's worth the time and patience. So, working over a clean/clear surface that's protected by paper I apply the lacquer (clear or color) & then "dip" that wet nail into the top of the jar. I tip the container with one hand and place my fingertip against the glitter in the jar, rather then shoving my whole finger into it...keeps things neater and less risk of smearing around the wet lacquer too. Sure, a little sticks to my skin just at the edges of my fingernails, but not much. I use a an old soft bristled lipcolor brush once the nail is dry from the topcoat to gently sweep those little bits back into the jar.

Neatness & attention to the details...planning ahead for clean up basically...and patience...taking your time and not hurrying through the process...is really the absolute best advice I can give you.

You also asked what the difference is between this glitter and the glitter you can buy in a craft store. The short answer is "everything". From the size of each individual piece, to the type of "glitsy shine" it gives off, to the thickness...all of those things are very different. In particular nail glitters are sooo fine, and are as thin as can be. It has to be that thin and that small to lay flat on the nail surface. Store bought glitters, even the better quality ones used for crafting is too thick, too big and just too chunky to use for fingernails. I've seen gals who've tried it and there are always little bits sticking up through the top coat snagging on their clothes and stuff...they never do it twice! Using craft glitter is a personal choice. For me, the way I look at it is if I'm going to spend the time it takes to put a glitter finish on my nails, I'm going to use the best glitter I can find, and I'm going to work slowly and not rush anything so I don't have to do any of my nails over during the process. (nothing irks me more than having to go back and redo a nail I've messed up because I hurried through my manicure!) I keep in the front of my mind to take my time, get it right, because that way it'll last awhile and look nice...in short, the end product will be worth the time and effort! What the end product is, and how we get there, what products we use, and so on...all a personal choice. If you want to try craft store glitter I don't see why you shouldn't experiment! :-)

Finally, I saved your very first question for last. How do you remove glitter from your nails when it's time to do your nails again. The answer here will be different depending on whether you choose to use this nail glitter or you decide to go with craft glitter. The pieces are so big in the craft glitter that it won't come off without a long soak in an acetone polish remover. Sort of like soaking off UV Gel Lacquer. I've used this glitter three times now and I don't really have much trouble getting it off with my regular remover. I use a cotton square, and after I wet it with the polish remover, press it against my nail and hold it for about 30 seconds or so. Then I wipe straight down from cuticle to the edge. Repeat as necessary just like any other polish removing you do. The craft glitter you will have to soak each nail, and depending on how big each piece is, it'll take longer than you might think to dissolve the lacquer between the glitter and your nail. Truthfully, I think that right there is enough reason for me personally not to go the craft glitter route. I hate soaking my nails like that!

Sorry my answer is so lengthy. I know I can be a bit wordy sometimes! I just hope I was helpful to you! Good luck whichever way you decide to go! Tis the season to be "sparkly" !!!

Bree In NJ
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
breebr
(Somerville, NJ)
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Since this glitter is dry, can I use it on my lips?
So this requires some explaining. If you have ever heard of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical on Broadway it might help. So they do the glitter lips and I can not find glitter anywhere. This is the perfect color but I dont know if it is safe to use since I will probably end up swallowing some. I know that Make Up For Ever sells it but they dont have the right color in stock. So anyway, is this safe to use on my lips?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Snowball831
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
on Nail Glitter
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What are the ingredients?
What are the ingredients? I'm curious if I could use this glitter on my lips and eyes as well.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
lastlostgypsy
(Tucson, AZ)
on Nail Glitter
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