The Coolest Way To Wear Glitter On Your Nails This Summer

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If you're looking for an easy way to add something shiny to your next manicure — something that doesn't involve a bedazzler or require a steady hand for drawing teeny-tiny details — consider reworking a good ole French tip.
The new trend is focused on emphasising the tips of the nails, but doing it with sparkle. "A metallic or glitter tip is one of the easiest ways to spice up a simple manicure," nail pro Whitney Gibson tells Refinery29, adding that it's easy to DIY. "I tend to freehand it with a striping brush, but a really foolproof way to achieve the look is to buy a pack of the guides. Just remember that you have to wait for your base colour to completely dry before sticking on the tip guides. As always in the nail world, patience is key."
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Ahead, you'll find all the cool ways to pull off glitter tips that are Instagram approved.
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@vanityprojects
The thinnest sliver of gold jazzes up this simple, pale nude manicure. Anyone else thinking this look would be great for bridal nails?
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@hortusnailworksnyc
They say silver is the new rose gold as far as metallics go. Shiny, grey-toned French tips might be the perfect way to dip your toes — or fingers — in the trend.
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@whitneygnails
And you can always come back to your glittery, rosé-tinged comfort zone.
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Give your glitter French tips dimension by adding subtle, negative space nail art. This design curves in towards the cuticle, creating a bull's-eye effect.
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Your glitter tips don't need to be neat and tidy. If abstract nail art is more your jam, you can let some flecks sprinkle down to the base of the nail for a not-so-rigid finish.
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@betina_goldstein
For a cool and clean take, thinly line the tip of your nail with a bright, matte colour, then add a contrasting strip of glitter along the cuticle.
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This burnished copper foil nail plays with negative space, elongating the nail in a way that's unexpected.
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If you've got an important event on the horizon but yawn at the thought of a nude polish, this look is a good compromise. The hint of silver will gleam with every hand motion.
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And if silver isn't your thing, gold is always a good look.
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As we've said, your glitter tips don't have to be minimalist. Here, the celestial chrome tips are punctuated by "keep calm" typography. Hey, Mercury's in retrograde, so we're rolling with it.
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For a hint of glitter that doesn't overwhelm a pastel pink manicure, make your gold tips an accent on just a few fingers.
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