Have glitter toes been all the rage in the pedicure scene where you live? They are huge here in Utah. I kind of thought they seemed fun for little girls, but wasn't sure if I'd like them for myself until Hallie and I had a pedicure day recently. Now I'm pretty sold, and think they are really fun for the summer season. The idea behind these is that with the added glitter and gel layer the pedicure will last longer than normal. We're only on day 2 here, but so far so good. I'll have to let you know if the homemade version lasts extra long, but even if it doesn't I'm still liking it.
I stopped into Sally's Beauty Supply the other day for some Bobby Pins (I don't like the grocery store variety, they don't hold my hair very well). Anyway while we were in there Hallie and I decided to get the supplies for glitter toes. I picked up a new nail polish, fine glitter, and this product called Gelous. The nail polish was on sale for $2, and I believe the glitter was $0.99 and the Gelous was around $6, so for under $10 Hallie and I are set with pedicure supplies for the summer. Even if you don't try glitter toes pick up a bottle of the Gelous, it's an awesome, thick top coat.
Okay so this is really simple. First paint nail polish onto your toes (we did one toe at a time and only needed one coat).
Then take your glitter and sprinkle it all over the toe. You want a really thick amount of glitter. I put some tissue paper under our feet to catch the glitter.
Then kind of wiggle your toes to get the excess glitter to fall off.
Then let that dry for just a few minutes and put a coat of the Gelous over top of the glitter. A little bit of the glitter will come off onto the brush, but not very much, most of it will stay on your toe.
Voila, glitter toes! These would be fun in some other colors, but I'm a red pedicure kind of girl.
It will take a little while for the excess glitter to wipe off of your toes, it's super fine and kind of sticks to your feet. But just use a dry q-tip and dust off around your toenail. I can't wait to try these in some other colors. Go ahead and try it, I hope you add some glitter to your summer pedicures!