I’ve seen so many cute nail designs online lately using glequins. (A glequin is a big piece of glitter that’s kinda like a sequin.) For some reason I haven’t purchased any yet! I don’t have a lot of beauty supply stores near me so I’d hafta order them online. Since that hasn’t happened yet- I decided to make my own! You can too if you have a polish with kinda big glitter pieces in it!
All you do is simply dab some of your glitter polish onto your work surface (glossy paper works great for this technique). No- I didn’t dab it on my kitteh’s face- this is a cut up piece of a kitty wall calendar (repurposed work surface post). Then grab a toothpick or dotting tool and fish out some of the big pieces of glitter. It’s as easy as that! Sure, you waste a few drops of polish… but now you have a bunch of glequins set aside for your cool nail art ideas!
Check out my glequin creation below! For this design I painted my nails with 2 coats of China Glaze Westside Warrior which is a nice funky army green. Then I painted two coats of glitter polish on top called Get Carried Away! by China Glaze (but I kept my ring finger plain in preparation of my glequins!) Then I painted some clear polish on top of my green nail (to make a sticky surface) and I strategically placed my glequins on top using my dotting tool. Quick, easy and fun!
What a creative way to make good use of your glitter polishes! Check out your glitter polish stash- you may have a bottle that would be perfect for DIY glequins! (When Monkeys Fly by OPI comes to mind!)