Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Glitter Ruffian Tutorial: How to manipulate loose glitter

Hello Loves.  A few people asked how I applied the loose glitter without getting it all over the nail in the Glittery Ruffian Holiday Mani that I shared earlier this week.  I am a HUGE fan of using loose with soak off gel, especially around the holidays.  I usually scrub the glitter into the tacky layer and top coat over it, but that method is a bit difficult when trying to apply glitter to one specific area of the nail.  Since I used a different technique for this one, I threw together a quick video tutorial to show you how I did it.

Please feel free to ask questions if there is anything I need to clarify.  Also, since this is my first video tutorial, I am certain there is room for improvement.  I appreciate and welcome any feedback that I can apply to future tutorials.  :)

Update: To clarify based on a question from one of my readers, the top coat used in this tutorial is soak off gel top coat. :)



  1. Awesome idea! My first guess was that you used a brush with alcohol to carefully wipe away the dispersion layer on everywhere but the spots you wanted to cover with glitter...but this idea seems like it would be a little easier. :)

    And it's interesting to see how much the ruffian style elongates your nails versus the regular French manicure.

  2. Good tutorial. I've not seen a ruffian mani done like This before Michelle

  3. Honestly, I don't think I have either. It started out as a glitter fade, but I didn't like it so I wiped the glitter with alcohol and it got trapped around the cuticle...and that's when an idea was born. lol Sadly, most of my best ideas are born from fails. :)

  4. You make it look so easy! I just got a huge amt of glitter for Christmas so this may be an inspiration for New Years!

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