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The Digit-al Dozen does All that Glitters ~ Loose Glitter Stamping

It is Day 5 of ‘All That Glitters’ for the Digital Dozen. By now you probably know that the Digital Dozen is a small group of highly skilled bloggers and nail artists who do 5 themed manis each month. I had a different mani I intended to show today. But I thought that it just wouldn’t be right to do an entire week about glitter without posting a mani using my FAVORITE new technique.. Loose Glitter Stamping.

Digital Dozen ~ Loose Glitter Stamping
I just heard about this technique a few weeks ago when Nadia with Moonflower Polish posted about it. I watched her tutorial video and immediately placed an order for 2 loose glitter colors; silver and gold. After trying the gold in a mani I was immediately hooked! I loved it so much I ordered 4 more colors. I’m even excited writing this post, cause I LOVE this technique! Okay so let’s take a look at my mani and I’ll tell you more about the technique at the end.

With a crazy cold January everywhere from the New York to Central Texas to sunny Florida I was looking for inspiration in winter weather. I have always loved the glittery look of ice and snow covered trees, and knew that loose glitter stamping was the perfect way to do it!

Digital Dozen ~ Loose Glitter Stamping

Items used:

  • Zoya Dovima
  • Moonflower Polish Loose White Microglitter
  • Moonflower Polish Loose Silver Microglitter
  • MdU White
  • Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Eyelit
  • UberChic Lovely Leaves Stamping Plate

To create this look I started with 2 coats of Zoya Dovima. I topped it with one thin coat of Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Eyelit (for a little falling snow in the background.) Once that was dry I dabbed a thin layer of glitter over the head of my stamper. I could not decide between white glitter or silver glitter so I mixed them! White snow covered trees with some silver holographic sparkle for ice sparkling in the light. I then applied my base stamping color, in this case MdU White, to the stamping plate and scraped normally. I picked up the image with my stamper like I normally would and stamped the image on my nail.. Voila! I had a white glitter covered tree. The beauty of this technique is that it gives you look of texture and dimension with your stamping, without a rough feeling of texture. Since I wanted my nails matte and the glitter to really stand out I did not apply a top coat over my final look.

Digital Dozen ~ Loose Glitter Stamping Digital Dozen ~ Loose Glitter Stamping

If you want to try loose glitter stamping sometime Nadia from Moonflower Polish (and MamaHeartsPolish) did a great video tutorial. I got her permission to post it here for you.

And don’t forget to grab yourself some glitter at Moonflower Polish.

I hope you enjoyed this week of glitter nail art. I’m admittedly a little sad to see it come to an end as it was great fun. But I’m already planning my manis for next months theme! You can follow The Digital Dozen on Instagram. And don’t forget to check out the inlinkz below to see everyones final glitter mani!

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Until next time, stay polished!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    That sounds difficult to me! But the results are fabulous: a stunning wintry sparkly scene!

  • What a gorgeous nail look! So wintery and snowy looking.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! <3 It's amazing!

  • I love how wintry this feels!

  • Michelle Chouinard

    Wow, what a great technique! I’ll have to try it–it came out so beautiful! 🙂

  • Holy buckets of beautifulness!!! I just LOVE these!!! I must try this techniques – STAT. It was the most perfect use of that stamping image ever!! I can’t say enough—LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

  • Ehmkay Nails

    This is a really cool technique. I love how the nail world always gets more and more creative!

  • Lothwen Akira

    I have to try this, it is stunning!!!!

  • I really need to try this technique! I loved seeing your nail art as well.

  • Laura-Louise Knowles

    Oh wow what a fantastic technique! Looks beautiful