Glue Basecoat For Glitter Polish

I love glitter polish, but it's hard to remove and makes my nails dry so I hardly every wear it. I've seen this glue base coat all over Pinterest and more recently over at dot...dot...dot... and had to finally give it a try.

Empty an old bottle of polish.

Step 2
Use a little remover to get every last bit of polish out of the bottle.

Step 3
Pour glue into the bottle with a few drops of water.

Step 4
Shake, shake, shake.

Step 5
Apply just like nail polish.
Mine went on a little thick. I think I need a different brush.

Step 6
Let it dry completely. It should be crystal clear.
Apply a second coat, paying extra attention to tips.

Step 7
Apply the glitter.
I used FIVE coats. That would normally be such a pain to get off.

Step 8
Use an orange stick to lift up an edge of the polish and it peels off so easy and fast.


It took me less than a minute to remove and there was absolutely no damage to my nails. And it was kind of fun. Remember gluing your hands together in elementary school and peeling it off like skin all day. (No? Just me?) It was kinda like that. On another note, I didn't like that e.l.f. (unnamed) glitter polish at all. It had a horrible smell and took too many coats for good coverage.

I'm linking up with Tara and Vicki!


Gretchen said...

That is a really cool idea! Glitter polish looks so awesome (and like a great idea), until it's time to remove it. :) How long did the polish last?

Suze said...

I've seen that everywhere recently and didn't really believe it til now- awesome! I'm going to have to try it.

Casey said...

How genius! I'm going to have to try that immediately!

jennie said...

Hmmmm...very cool! I use Sally Hansen's remover for "dark" polish and it gets chunky glitter off really well. It doesn't cost any extra either, which is nice. But now that you've got the glue thing down, you're set! ;)

Kali Angeles said...

Hi Christina, just browsing through the Nail Files link ups. Great tip, thanks for sharing! Glitters are SUCH a pain to remove.

Happy Friday,
Kali Now Living

Misty said...

That's a nifty little trick. I also love the NKOTB reference. That was my jam.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I freaking loved gluing my hands together. Maybe I'll do that tonight. On a Friday night. As a 35 year old adult. hahahahha

I never wear glitter because of this. I'll have to remember it.

the style soup said...

Never seen this trick before!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

that is pretty cool!! Kinda like a homemade gel mani :)

Crystal said...

Such a great idea! I'll have to remember to try this!

Jen said...

Cool idea! Do you know how long it lasts?

Danielle said...

Neat idea. I was right there with you in elementary school. I loved to peel at glue. My only concern is that I was peel the polish off before I meant to. (Already a problem and I don't have super easy to peel polish.)

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Awesome!! I must give this a try :)

Julia P F said...

Totally was a glue peeler. I hope there was at least a week between the application and removal!

MeetTheBrowns said...

I love this idea! Sorry I didn't answer back earlier my email was acting crazy! Anyways im now a new follower/ blog stalker...cool?:)

jessica renee said...

New Kids! :) I'm not even sure how many times I listened to that song, maybe 1,000? Ha

This is SO cool! I like seeing things that actually work. And look at you, being a little DIY-er. Love it!

tara said...

no way!!!! i normally avoid glitter polish because its so difficult to get off but this sounds like it would change my life!

MiMi said...

Whaaaaa?!?! Awesome!
Now I have that song stuck in my head.

Candice said...

This is a huge time saver! I saw someone on youtube do it so I decided to give it a try.

Mind. Blown.

So awesome for a glitter polish addict like myself.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

THIS IS AMAZING!! I hate what glitter polish does to my nails and I can never get it off but I still use it bc it's my fav. I gotta try this :)