Saturday, March 26, 2011

Glitter Toes for Cheap

Glitter Toes seem to be all the rage lately. My sister graduated from cosmetology school and shared with me a way to do Glitter Toes at home for a fraction of the price. Are you ready for this?? :) Here is what you will need:










You will need a base coat, top coat, color coat and the secret is a bottle of "Stripe Rite". Stripe right is available from Sally's (or I'm sure any beauty supply store). At the Sally's I went to they were located on the bottom shelf under all the nail polish. Stripe Rite costs just about $4 a bottle. They come in EVERY color you can imagine...even neon! Buy a Stripe Rite color that is a close match to your fingernail paint polish color. (purple on the left and silver on the right)

Nail Polish color brand names do not matter.

After applying a base coat, apply the nail polish as you would normally do.
This is one coat of the Walgreens Silver nail polish. Since it is a cheaper polish, 2 coats would be better then just one.

After your polish dries, then next step is the "Stripe Rite". Stripe Rite is meant to be used to make decorations on top of the nail. You will find the brush is very thin and long. In order to cover the whole nail in the Stripe Rite glitter, you will need to move the brush around a lot and using the thin brush sideways works as well. **NOTE: open the bottle of Stripe Rite and check the brush BEFORE you buy it. Make sure the brush is straight. The bottle of Silver I bought had a brush that had curled in the bottle when it was shipped and it was harder to control then my purple one was.

Finally, finish with a top coat.

So here is the end results of the Silver:

Isn't it amazing how they "pop" with the glitter? So cute!

And here is the purple version:
I have had a lot of people comment to me "I love your glitter toes, they are so cute!" And a few time people have asked how much I've paid.

The difference between this version of glitter toes and professionally done (other then the price) is that this method is easy to take off with nail polish remover. Professionally they use gel and they have to cure it. This means you have to file it off, or pay to have it filed off to remove it. This version comes off with nail polish remover. (Straight acetone from a beauty store works best, but normal remover also works, it just takes longer)

Having the gel method does mean that it will not chip. IF and when the non-gel method chips, you can re touch it with your Stripe Rite. I have also done this to fill in growth if I've worn them for a long time.

I love this method because I can change the colors more often, it's easy to remove, it looks great, and 1 bottle of Stripe Rite will last through a lot of "glitter toes"! I've used the purple one 6 times and haven't made a dent in the amount of glitter in the bottle.

You can even coordinate with sisters or friends on who is buying which colors and rotate the colors among each other. Now that's Thrifty! :)

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28 comments:

  1. Just went to Sally's and bought the stuff! I'm 7 1/2 months preggo so I'm gonna have my hubby help give me glitter toes tonight!!! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I'm so excited for you! They turn out really cute. Send me a photo when you are done! My sister is a little further along then you and said she can't reach her toes. :) I'm glad you will have help. :D

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  3. Super cute!! I'll have to look for the Stripe Rite ~ Would be much cheaper than the pedicures I'm paying for now!! : ) I'm your newest follower from the HoH blog hop - hope you will stop by & follow me back!

    aimee @
    justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

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  4. Man, my "local" Sally's is like 45 minutes away. Next trip to the big city will include a stop to get some Stripe Rite though. That is too cute!

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  5. I love the purple!
    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

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  6. love painted toes in the spring!!!

    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition today and come back every friday thru saturday!

    ~ Christy

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  7. I love glitter nail polish on my toes!! Thanks for sahring.

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  8. Really cute. I especially like the silver glitter. Please check out my glitter nails at:
    http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2011/01/glitter-galaxy-nails-diy.html

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  9. Thanks for this idea. My daughters will be SO excited! www.bitsofeverything.com

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  10. Your tootsies are so pretty! My daughter and I are going to have to do that to our toes tonight.

    She is so bummed that she is not allowed to wear nail polish on her finger to school. We will have to "bling-out" her toes!

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  11. Our not so spring weather is really giving me the blahs today. I think blingy toes will make me feel much better. Thanks for the tute!

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  12. I'm so happy everyone is thinking of giving this a try! I'm also happy to hear I'm not the only one with "blah" weather.
    @ PicturePerfectPixies....thanks for the vote of confidence....I didn't realize how embarassing it is to post pictures of my feet on the internet! LOL

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  13. Very fun! I'm going to have to try this!

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  14. I adore your glittery toes! You may laugh at me, I am a grandmother to four boys and I still love to have painted toes.....why not....LOL....age does not matter. At the moment my toe nails are painted a light tourquoise. I will rush to Sally's in the morning. .....going to follow you...hope you will do the same for me, I am new at blogging and love it!!

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  15. these are so cute and fun!! love it. makes me want to paint my toenails now....

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

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  16. Cute! I love your blog, thanks for linking up at Paisley Passions!

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  17. I love this post! I am your newest follower! Hope you will stop by!

    Lydia
    www.ontheverge6.com

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  18. hiya cute toes ..lol i love the purple , tfs am visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , hope you pop by mine and follow me too
    xmaggiex

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  19. Hi!!! I'm stopping by and following from Wondering Wednesday Blog Hop. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back. Have a great day.

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  20. What a great idea! Thanks for posting. It is perfect for 'spring' toes! Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
    ~Kimberlee
    {$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

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  21. It's so 80s! I love this...need to doll up my polish stash...great tip!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice last week. Hope to see you back again soon!

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  22. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on FTF! Thanks for linking and grab a featured button if you would like! :)

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  23. I seriously cannot and will not get over these. I love them and cant wait to try it out. I need to head over to Sallys ASAP to get me some cute spring glitter toes. They will look so much prettier in my flip flops. Thanks for sharing. I found you from the blue cricket designs link party. come and say hi
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  24. I just finished glittering my toes and my 8 year old's toes :) It was so easy and turned out so cute! Sally's is running a buy 2 get one free on their nail polishes right now, so now is the time to go buy the stripe right!

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  25. Jill, that's awesome! Is the Stripe Right on sale buy 2 get one free? I'll have to get some new colors! Thanks for the update! :)

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  26. So Fun! I will have to pick up a bottle later when I am at Starbucks (next door)! Two little pieces of happiness in one trip! yeah!

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  27. Awesome tip! I love this! Thank you!!

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  28. so beautiful! I would love for you to link up to my feature Friday linky party.

    www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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