DIY: Glitter Nail Polish + Big-Ass Book Of Crafts 2 Giveaway

First let me start off by apologizing to my 70-year-old Aunt DeDe. She’s gets an email every time I post something and I’m sure she “clutching the pearls” right now because the word “Ass” just popped up in her inbox. So sorry Aunt DeDe, but it’s the name of a book. Not my book, but abook written by my super crafty friend Mark Montano. Mark has written many craft books. I’m a fan of them all, but Big-Ass Book Of Crafts 2 had one particularly genius project that I’m absolutely in love with. Glittery nails are all the rage right now which makes this project so timely. DIY glitter nail polish! It makes for a fantastic stocking stuffer…

Materials: Clear Nail Polish, Glitter

Roll up a piece of paper to make a funnel and pour the glitter directly into your clear nail polish. Obviously I excel at pouring and not making a mess! After you’ve poured as much glitter as possible into the polish, shake well until mixed.

Pretty, pretty polish!

You gotta love glitter and all things that go bling! It seams like glitter is everywhere now… shoes, purses and even our finger tips. So let’s discuss…

Question: The glitter trend… here to stay? Or please make it go away?

If you’re a fan of Glitter ‘N Glue  and entering to win my giveaways I’m assuming you’ll type in all caps… HERE TO STAY! lol Let me know your thoughts about the glitter bomb that seems to have exploded all over the fashion industry. Leave your answers below. Contest ends tonight at 9pm pst and with the help of a fancy number generating system, a number will be selected. If your answer falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a copy of Big Ass Book Of Crafts 2 by Mark Montano AND a assortment of different colored glitter so you can make your own polish! Don’t worry if you don’t win today because we’re playing this game all week! Each day is a new DIY project, a new prize and a new chance to win. And just so we’re clear there is a right answer for this question 😉

PS: Thanks to my Dad for playing photographer! He was really getting into it ya’ll. Like his name was David Lachapelle #NotThatSeriousDad xoxo

UPDATE: 4 was the randomly selected number!

Congrats Stacy! You won a copy of Mark Montano’s Big Ass Book Of Crafts 2!


100 responses

  1. Nia

    From little girls who love fairies and princess to grown women who adore glittery eye shadow and sparkly cars, glitter is HERE TO STAY. For me glitter is a mood changer, the shiny effect makes everything better and brighter.

    PS – Your Aunt will forgive you, lol.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:32 am

  2. Gena

    glitter brings out the beauty in just about anything. it’s transforming!

    December 8, 2011 at 12:38 am

  3. This is a great idea! In my life, glitter has always been here to stay.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

  4. stacy


    December 8, 2011 at 1:18 am

    • Congrats! Your number was selected! You won a cop of The Big-Ass Book Of Crafts 2. I’ll email you regarding how to claim your prize.

      December 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      • stacy


        omg, i’m so excited right now…yours is absolutely the most fabulous message i’ve opened all day/night…i can’t wait to dig into all the fun, thank you so much!!!

        December 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

  5. Monica

    Glitter is def here to stay. It’s timeless.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:41 am

  6. Tracy

    Love glitter!! A little shine makes everything more lovely. I hope it is here to stay! Thanks for the giveaway…

    December 8, 2011 at 3:13 am

  7. kendra

    Here to stay please. We can never have too much bling on our fingers 😉

    December 8, 2011 at 3:49 am

  8. Melissa

    HERE TO STAY! 😉 I love anything sparkly.

    December 8, 2011 at 4:25 am

  9. Oh for sure, HERE TO STAY! Glitter makes everything better 🙂 And I never thought of adding it to nail polish!!

    December 8, 2011 at 4:29 am

  10. Glitter FOREVER!…The more sparkly, the better!

    December 8, 2011 at 4:43 am

  11. kathyS

    Here to stay –in moderation

    December 8, 2011 at 4:45 am

  12. Carisa

    Glitter is defiantly HERE TO STAY! Fun when your little and chic when your old 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 4:51 am

  13. Ashley

    Here to stay! I just love the glitter look! It on my nails right now!

    December 8, 2011 at 5:21 am

  14. Sabrina

    I love glitter!!! Loud sparkly nails have always been my thing:)))

    December 8, 2011 at 5:22 am

  15. Patti

    Umm definitely Here To Stay! I love it on fingernails, shoes, jackets, shirts, and shoes!

    December 8, 2011 at 5:39 am

  16. Karen

    Glitter must stay! Maybe not so much in cosmetics, but I think it will be around in clothing to some extent, certainly accessories. My 22 year old daughter has her own blog and she just did some glittery nail thingy. Sigh,,I guess I’ll have to hurry up and do it too!! LOL

    December 8, 2011 at 5:59 am

  17. Lanetra Lewis


    December 8, 2011 at 6:01 am

  18. Katherine

    HERE TO STAY– it adds a bit (or a lot!) of whimsy

    December 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

  19. Liz

    I love a little glitter, but really just a little, so I’m waiting for this trend to be corralled in.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:12 am

  20. Angela

    Who doesn’t love glitter? HERE TO STAY!

    December 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

  21. CelesteG


    December 8, 2011 at 6:17 am

  22. benitafay

    Glitter is here to stay! lol I’m wearing glittery nails right now 😀

    December 8, 2011 at 6:21 am

  23. Sparkle makes everything fun. It is here to stay, in my opinion.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:22 am

  24. glitter is the best thing that has ever happened to fashion. i am fairly convinced.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:29 am

  25. Mari

    Glitter adds that little something, but i like it in moderation.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:34 am

  26. Love your blog – and glitter! It’s so festive and fun.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:36 am

  27. jes

    love it! HERE TO STAY

    December 8, 2011 at 6:45 am

  28. Aleisha

    Here to stay…can’t get enough! I want more, more, more! I’m just a sparklely kind of girl!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 6:46 am

  29. Swe

    Thank you for sharing! I really love ur DIYs :))
    And thanks for updating every day LOVE IT 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 6:52 am

  30. Sheila Audige

    Here to stay. All the trends that I thought would go away haven’t. A little pop of glitter won’t hurt anybody.

    December 8, 2011 at 6:54 am

  31. Connie Johnson


    December 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

  32. Nicole S


    December 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

  33. Callie

    HERE TO STAY of course!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

  34. Glitter is HERE TO STAY…it is pumping through my veins

    December 8, 2011 at 7:29 am

  35. Amber

    “I’m so glam, I sweat glitter!”

    Glitter is HERE TO STAY!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

  36. Jenna

    I love love glitter! Especially with the holidays coming up.. everything in my apartment will be glitterfied(after finals) … my boy roommate might not like it so much 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 7:33 am

  37. jessica

    Glitter is HERE TO STAY!! Every girl needs a little sparkle in her life!! Love it!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

  38. Philly Wilkes

    Sequins, crystals, shimmer and GLITTERRRRRRRRRRRR (OH YEEEEEEAH *SAID IN MY VECTOR VOICE) HERE TO STAY…it will always be in cosmetics, clothes, acessories, the works! I am obsessed… of my many.

    December 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

  39. Here to stay, baby! Love me some sparkle and shine! And BTW, you rock from the top of your head to the tip of your glittery toes.

    December 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

  40. Sonia

    Here to stay 😀

    December 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

  41. Lori

    The glitter trend is here to stay! I love it!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

  42. Tricia G

    Glitter will always be here to stay! Like animal prints, it can be overdone, however I believe in subtlety it will be timeless! 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

  43. Samantha

    I love glitter, and I think it is amazing that I can now have glitter in my wardrobe and be considered chic! So HERE TO STAY!!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

  44. I like glitter. Its a trend that is here to stay. It just has waves of when its hot.

    December 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

  45. Sarah Simmons


    December 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

  46. Melissa

    I hope it is here to stay. I love the trend. I think it’s the perfect accent to every outfit an and easy way to

    December 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

  47. HERE TO STAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Love all things glittery!


    December 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

  48. Irma

    Glitter is Here to stay!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:12 am

  49. Gabbie

    At first I hated glitter but now it should always be here!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

  50. The glitter trend is here to stay! Glitter is empowering, it makes me feel beautiful 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 8:19 am

  51. I think all girls love glitter, whether it’s a trend or not. We may just embrace it a bit more when it’s a trend! LOL! Now, this DIY is absolutely amazing! The possibilities (especially with the killer selection of martha stewart glitter colors) are endless! I think I’ll go get a bunch of cheap topcoats to do this with!!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

  52. Evin Elise

    I love glitter…IT IS HERE TO STAY! 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

  53. Here to stay! I love glitter and shiny things. I hope I win this book 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

  54. Erin Taylor

    HERE TO STAY!! It can give an outfit some pop and a wow factor. Working at a courthouse can mean some drab outfits, but i just bought some new glitter heels that give my outfits some wow factor 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

  55. Tiffany O

    here to stay forever!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

  56. Carly C

    please glitter, dont ever leave

    December 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

  57. I quite like the glitter trend! I really like sparkly things. As long as one outfit isn’t overdone with glitter, it looks really nice. Accents can go a long way!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

  58. Here to stay anything with glitter makes me happy (instantly)

    December 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

  59. ncnguyen514

    I remember glitter as a kid.. it got EVERYWHERE.. in my hair.. on my clothes.. on tomorrow’s clothes.. on next week’s clothes.. still in my hair…. BUT.. i’m pretty sure that when i’m old glitter will still be all over the place. As long as there are crafts, there will be glitter!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

  60. Here to stay, all the way!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

  61. Rebekah

    I love glitter!!! It’s perfect for the clubs. I hope it stays forever!!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

  62. Ali

    I looove the glitter craze, the only thing I have reservations about is trying out the glitter shoes. . . for some reason I just can’t bring myself to do it!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

  63. Serena

    Glitter is the new Black!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

  64. Rachel M.

    HERE TO STAY! What I love about the glitter trend is that it makes it all so wearable! I used to feel like sequins were for the holidays only; a sparkly dress was only good from November through January… but NO LONGER!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

  65. I have always loved glitter and its constantly evolving with trends. I think it’s here to stay! YAY glitter!

    December 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

  66. Glitter is definitely HERE TO STAY!!! I love it!!

    December 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

  67. cmsnave

    Glitter is the new sequin. Sequins started the sparkle trend the last two years and now glitter has overtaken as the sparkle leader. Props to my mom for always loving glitter and glam and making me a believer again!

    December 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

  68. Kimberly M

    a girl will always love her glitter: HERE TO STAY!

    December 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

  69. HERE TO STAY! I think women love a little sparkle and so the glitter trend will definitely last a long time!

    December 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

  70. Here to stay of course! LOVE all things glitter– I even just made my own glittery Christmas gift tags with leaf stencils and green glitter!

    December 8, 2011 at 11:03 am

  71. Glitter is here to stay because it’s a source of beauty & joy!

    December 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

  72. Michelle


    gotta love sparkly things!

    December 8, 2011 at 11:15 am

  73. HERE TO STAY!!! Sparkles get me every time. 😉

    December 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

  74. roshni

    LOVE it! the more glitter, the more glory in my book. Just came across your blog and fell in love btw. keep it up!

    December 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

  75. Jay

    Although glitter never comes out of your carpet no matter how much you vacuum, the glitter trend is here to stay.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

  76. Shelley Gabriel

    HERE TO STAY!! Because everyone needs a little glitter in their lives!

    December 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  77. Here to stay for sure!!! Every girl needs some glitter in their closet!

    Wow, i would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win something so fabulous!

    December 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  78. Morgan

    YES!!!! I love glitter!!!!!!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

  79. Sarah

    I love glitter- Hopefully (x100000) here to stay!! I wanted that book for christmas…. maybe it will be from you…? lol 😉

    December 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

  80. Jessminda

    i hope it’s here to stay!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

  81. Ruthie

    I’m not a HUGE fan of glitter, like I’m not the kind of person to wear glitterized shoes, but I like on nails a lot!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

  82. Danae

    Here to stay for sure!!! In moderation of course!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  83. glitter is the bomb
    and it’ll make a statement
    that i’m here to stay!

    December 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  84. El

    HERE TO STAY!!!! I can’t wait to try the multi colored version of this!

    December 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  85. Ge-nome

    i actually like the glitter trend. its a cool way to makea look more bright and exciting.

    December 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  86. Maya E

    HERE TO STAY!! I love anything sparkly. IT’S SO MUCH FUN!!! You can bring the party anywhere you go when wearing glitter.

    December 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  87. sherry Lykins

    Here to stay!!

    December 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  88. Sue F.

    Love the glitter … it’ll always be around in some form or another. Yay! = )

    December 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm

  89. Beatriz

    Here to stay but like everything else it should be used in moderation

    December 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

  90. Jennifer P.

    Glitter is awesome

    December 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

  91. Air

    HERE TO STAY!! Love it, I’m Obsessed….*laughs*

    December 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

  92. HERE TO STAY! gotta love it.

    December 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

  93. Candice

    LOVE glitter. LOVE IT. I have dark purple nails with a swipe of glitter down the sides right now!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

  94. Corisa

    I love glitter more than anything ! Except, it’s safe to say everything can not be glitter infested but nail polish is always adorable with sparkles!

    December 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

  95. Loving your hair here!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

  96. PS, Glitter trend, please stay forever!!:)

    December 8, 2011 at 8:44 pm

  97. k


    This DIY is great, hope its okay that i linked it on my blogg 🙂

    love k

    December 9, 2011 at 9:43 am


    April 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

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