If you love all things sparkly and glam, glitter nails are definitely for you!
And while we’ve all experimented with glitter polish before, adding some sparkle to your nails can be so much more than just painting on some sparkly nail polish. You can also go above and beyond by adding some glitter designs to your mani.
There are many different types of glitter nail looks and designs that you can choose from that you will love, and this list will show you exactly how to get some gorgeous glitter nail looks at home.
So, if you are dying to try out some fun glitter nail looks, check out this list of 15 stunning glitter nail designs you will be obsessed with!
1. Reverse Glitter French Tip
A cool nail idea for those of us who like to do reverse French nails is this reverse French glitter nail look!
For this look, you will want to start with whatever nail polish color you would like for the tips of your nails, and then paint your glitter over top at the cuticle line.
If you would like to see an example of this look, you can follow along with this video tutorial that does a thin reverse French glitter look. It’s easier than you think!
2. Floral Encapsulated Glitter Nails
If you have ever tried encapsulated glitter nails, you are probably already in love with them. Encapsulated glitter nails look stunning because it makes the glitter look as though it is a part of your nails.
There are so many different types of encapsulated glitter nail looks that you can do. However, one that I recommend trying is this floral encapsulated glitter nail look because it’s so girly and glam at the same time. I especially love the addition of the 3d flowers they used in the video!
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3. Ombre Nails with Loose Glitter
Ombre glitter nails are another great option if you love doing designs on the tips of your nails.
I love this look because it is pretty easy to do at home. If you want to do this look on your natural nails, all you need to do is have a base coat color and then add some sparkly nail polish at the tips of your nails.
But if you want this look done on acrylic or longer nails, I recommend watching this video tutorial to see exactly how it is achieved.
4. Glitter Nail Art
Another fun way to incorporate glitter into your nail looks is with glitter nail art designs!
If you have never done glitter nail designs before and you want to try them out, this video tutorial will show you a couple of different fun designs that you can choose from.
What’s great about doing glitter nail designs like these is that there are plenty of different styles and colors that you can choose from to find one that you are obsessed with. You can really personalize this to your taste.
So, I recommend watching this video to see ten different looks to help you find the one that is perfect for you.
5. Nail Glitter Pots
If you want to go for the ultimate sparkly look, nail glitter pots are the way to go! Using nail glitter pots will give you the best and most sparkly nail look on earth.
What I love about using glitter nail pots is that there are so many different colors of glitter that you can choose from! So, if you have a favorite color, you can probably find it and rock it on your nails.
And, if you have never tried using glitter nail pots before, don’t worry because this video tutorial will show you all you need to know about using glitter nail pots to get this sparkly nail look!
6. Chunky Glitter Nails
For those of us who love the encapsulated glitter nail look, another fun one is this chunky glitter nail look.
For this look, your nail technician will use some chunky glitter and some sparkles to make an encapsulated nail look you will be obsessed with.
Also, don’t be afraid to use some colorful glitter with this look, like different shades of pink, purple, or blue, because all the colors look stunning when combined.
7. Glitter French Nails
If you love the look of French nails but want to incorporate some sparkle into your nail look, I recommend trying out these glitter French nails.
For this look, I recommend using this beautiful champagne-colored glitter or even some sparkly silver glitter to make this gorgeous and glamorous nail look you will be obsessed with!
If you are interested in recreating a similar look at home, just check out this video tutorial to get all the details on how to get these nails for yourself.
8. Multicolored Glitter Nails
To get another ultra-sparkly glitter nail look, you can go for multicolored glitter nails! This will add more color and interest to your nails than your typical silver or gold glitter.
So, if you are looking for a sparkly but colorful nail look, this is the one for you!
9. Encapsulated Glitter Nails
Another fun way to do an encapsulated glitter nail look is by adding some designs to your nails on top of the glitter.
For example, you could add in some butterflies as they did in this look!
I recommend trying out some ombre designs with these looks because, as you can see in the video, the ombre style helps to mix up the nail look and accent the glitter.
I recommend watching this video tutorial to see exactly how to get this look with purple nail polish.
10. 90s Glitter Nails
For those obsessed with the ’90s, I have a glitter nail look that you will love! It is this 90s glitter nail look with chunky glitter!
To get this nail look, you will need lots of chunky glitter. You will also need different types of chunky glitter. For example, you can purchase chunky glitter in the shape of butterflies, stars, and even hearts!
So, to get this look, I recommend buying chunky glitter and adding it to your nails, as shown in this tutorial!
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11. French Manicure with Glitter
You can also do a classic French manicure and add some glitter to the tips of your nails. This one is perfect if you are going for a more subtle glitter nail look!
You can even do different colored French tips and glitter to get a more colorful french tip look, as they did in this video!
12. Thin Glitter French Nails
Another great sparkly nail look I am sure you will love is this thin glitter French nail look! This is perfect for those who want to incorporate some glitter into their nail looks but still want to be work and school-appropriate.
The best part is you can easily recreate this look at home by applying your base coat to your nails, then drawing on a thin line for your French tips by using some sparkly nail polish.
Or, if you want to make your life even easier, you can purchase these press-on nails from Amazon!
13. Glitter Butterfly Nails
If you want to go all out with your glitter nail designs, you can also draw on some designs using glitter!
This is a fantastic, unique way to add some extra interest to your nails while ensuring you have a sparkly nail look that you love.
And, if you have never done nail designs before, don’t worry because you can purchase these press-on nails to make your life a lot easier!
14. Clear Glitter Nails
If you want a glitter nail look but don’t want to do anything too colorful, this is the look for you!
This is a clear glitter nail look that combines many different kinds of glitter to get a super cool and fun sparkly nail look!
For this look, you will want to use clear nail polish for the base of your nails, then add on whatever kind of glitter you like to get a clear glitter nail look like this one.
Or, you can follow this nail tutorial to get a clear glitter nail look precisely like this one.
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15. Glitter French Design
This look is perfect for those who like to do French nails but also want to add a sparkly design.
For this look, you will add some glitter to your French tips in a cool criss-cross pattern.
Make sure to have a base coat, some white nail polish, a nail detail brush, and some glitter, and you can recreate this look at home!
Or, if you like to use press-on nails for your nail looks, you can purchase these press-on nails to give you this exact look!
How much glitter do you like to add to your nails?
Which glitter nail design are you going to try? Which sparkly look do you like the most?