We're never not excited about new nail art, especially when glitter is in the mix. Yup, you heard it here first: Glitter is for grown-ups, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. When worn on your nails, it gives your hands this undeniable wow factor. Whether it's an ever-so-slight sparkle or a full-on bedazzlement, glitter nails will always have a place in our hearts and on our Instagram feed.
While glitter nails are especially popular around the holidays thanks to their glitz and glam, they can absolutely be worn all year-round. So whether you're daydreaming about your countdown-to-Christmas mani or simply crave a little extra sparkle in the middle of spring, ahead you'll find 25 elevated glitter nail designs you'll want to copy, stat. Scroll, screenshot, and take these with you to your next nail appointment. And, while you're at it, prepare for the overflowing compliments and Instagram likes you'll undoubtedly receive as a result.
Celebrity nail artist Madeline Poole proves contrasting colors of glitter look just so damn good together. This splash of sparkle against a jet-black base looks so effortlessly cool.
When you copy this confetti-inspired glitter polka-dot manicure, your nails will be the life of the party. Best of all, it's super simple to create. Just pick the glitter nail polishes of your choice and use a dotting tool to create evenly-dispersed dots on each nail. Finish with a high-shine topcoat et voilà.
Fine Glitter Dots
Try not to be distracted by these rocks if you can, and take in these perfect nails. Use a translucent base coat and jazz up your nails with dispersed specks of glitter.
Glittery Pop Art
Are nail-gasms a thing? If so, this line formulation is giving us one. If anything, the takeaway here is that glitter polish goes so well with color contrast. Confession: we want this pop art-inspired pattern as a piece of artwork in our apartment.
Up next: Discover the six best glitter nail polishes.