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Shine & Sparkle: Your Ultimate Guide to Glitter Wraps

by Rebecca Fox March 30, 2024

Shine & Sparkle: Your Ultimate Guide to Glitter Wraps

Welcome to the magnificent world of luxury glitter nail wraps, your new secret weapon for glamorous nails! It’s time to embrace the glitter revolution! ✨

Our glitter nail wraps offer a wide range of designs that can be difficult to achieve with regular nail polish, like intricate patterns, gradients/ombres, and French tips. Unlike regular polish, our glitter nail wraps can last up to two weeks without chipping or peeling, thanks to their durable material! It’s loaded with shimmering and sparkly goodness! 

So, how are they different from the other types of nail wraps? Our glitter nail wraps are uniquely different from our other finishes - they're slightly thicker, which translates to more glitter, more dimension, and more head-turning shine. It's like wearing a miniature disco party on your fingertips, each adorned with real, high-quality glitter for effortless glamour that lasts. Forget the messy glitter polishes and hours of drying – apply these beauties in minutes! 

Get ready to learn more about your new obsession 😉 This blog is your ultimate guide to unlocking the magic of luxurious glitter nail wraps. 

  • Discover dazzling designs as we find inspiration for your next mani with our curated selection of trendy and timeless glitter wrap styles. 

  • Master nail preparation and application as we break down the process into easy-to-follow steps so you can achieve flawless results every time. 

  • We’ll make sure you can extend your glitter reign as you learn our aftercare secrets to keep your wraps looking fabulous for days on end. 

  • Lastly, we’ll be sharing and inspiring you with our amazing Lily and Fox Community and see how they rock their glitter nail wraps in unique and creative ways! 

Glitter Wrap Design Inspirations

Let us get ready to shine and sparkle! It’s now time to unleash your creativity and versatility! 

When it comes to glitter nail wraps, it’s all about self-expression and elegance. Reach for the skies as you enjoy the beauty of your nails with every sparkle. From subtle shimmers to bold sparkles, glitter nail wraps come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and designs to let your inner glow shine through! ✨The possibilities are endless when it comes to glitter nail wraps.

Get ready to dazzle and add some sparkle and flair to your nails as we explore the different glitter wrap design inspirations! ✨ 

Transparent Glitter: Barely There

Transparent glitter nail wraps stand out with its simple versatility and a touch of sparkle. Unlike opaque nail wraps, transparent glitter wraps allow the natural color of your nails to shine through, creating that sophisticated, sparkly look! ✨


Dazzle with the Look of
Dreams Are Forever (Transparent Glitter)


Shimmer with the Look of
Glitter Girl (Transparent)
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Champagne Bubbles
Shimmer with the Look of Let's Celebrate! (Transparent)

Translucent Glitter: Subtle Yet Striking

Say hello to our translucent glitter nail wraps, where you can experience the best of both worlds! With its translucent base, you enjoy the beauty of its color, while allowing the natural color of your nails to peek through. And, of course, adding those sparkling shimmers that completely help you achieve that glamorous style! ✨


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Love Petals


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Feeling Fruity and Mystic Pink


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Fairy Floss

Ombre Glitter: Gradient Perfection

Looking for a combination of sophisticated gradient hues and captivating glistening glitters? Ombre glitter nail wraps are for you! With its seamless transition of colors - whether it’s a fine blend of similar shades or a distinct contrast of different colors - ombre glitter nail wraps make you stand out, achieving that effortlessly chic look! ✨


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Caramel Apple


Shimmer with the Looks of
Mermaid Sunset and Blue Lagoon


Shimmer with the Looks of
Prima Donna and Pink Diamond Sparkle

Geometric Glitter: Bold and Glamorous

Level up with geometric glitter nail wraps! Elevate that classic look with a shiny and edgy twist allowing its bold lines, defined angles, and intricate designs to make a statement. It’s time to express your uniquely bold style in a dazzling way! ✨


Dazzle with the Look of
Clueless (Glitter)


Glisten with the Looks of
Blue Diamondback (Glitter) and Midnight Ballerina
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Shimmer with the Look of
Baby, You're a Firework
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Glitter Tips: Timeless Sparkle

Adding a modern touch on the classic French tips, glitter tips nail wraps will surely capture the heart of everyone with their added shimmering glitters! This timeless yet glamorous nail design exudes sophistication and style. It’s definitely a timeless elegance with a dash of sparkle! ✨


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You’re Paw-fect


Shimmer with the Look of
Lost In My Imagination
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Ruby Tips and Leaf Me Blushing

Big Glitter: Standout, Loud, and Proud

Standout from the crowd and get everyone’s attention with the big glitter nail wraps’ larger-than-life glitter particles! May it be a chunky glitter pattern or oversized shimmering shapes, big glitter nail wraps will surely make you a head-turner! ✨


Dazzle with the Look of
Falling For A Shooting Star


Glisten with the Look of
Sea Fairy
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Lost in Paradise and Play That Funky Music

Sparse Glitter: Few and Far Between

Sparse glitter nail wraps offer that subtle elegance while having a perfect balance of sophistication and glamour. With its scattered glitters dispersed over a clear or colored base, it definitely adds a touch of sparkle without overpowering your overlook look! ✨


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Strawberry Milkshake


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Twilight Sparkle and Merlot Sparkle


Shimmer with the Look of
Sweet Love of Mine
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Fine Glitter: Delicate Sparkles

Enjoy a timeless beauty look with a subtle sparkle and delicate shimmer! Fine glitter nail wraps are definitely perfect for both everyday wear and extravagant occasions. With its sheer glitter particles and whether used as an accent or applied all over the fingernails, fine glitter nail wraps will surely give you that chic look with refined elegance. ✨


Dazzle with the Look of
Lipstick Pink (Glitter)


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Golden Sands
Glisten with the Looks of Sugar Crush and Powder Pink (Glitter)


Shimmer with the Look of
Lost in the Waves
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Prepping for Perfect Nail Wraps

The secret to truly flawless nail wraps lies in the crucial first step: preparation. Whether you’re already a nail wrap expert or a curious newbie, proper preparation ensures your wraps stay put and shine bright! Skipping this step can lead to frustrating peeling and chipping. So, grab your tools, and let’s dive in! 

Cleanse & Conquer

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol to remove dirt, oils, and any product residue. Pay extra attention to the undersides of your nails! 

  • Dry, Dry, Dry: Moisture is the enemy of adhesion. Use a clean towel to dry your hands and nails completely, even between your fingers!

  • Clean your nails and remove any old nail polish/base coat using a non-oily nail polish remover or alcohol on a cotton pad to remove any leftover nail polish/base coat residue.

Shape It Up! 

  • Trim your nails to your desired length using nail clippers.

  • File your nails into your preferred shape. Be gentle and avoid over-filing! 

  • Lightly buff the surface of your nails with a fine-grit buffer to remove any ridges and create a smooth and even canvas for your glitter nail wraps. (Avoid over-buffing, as this can thin your nails!)

Push Back Cuticles

  • Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles. Be careful not to damage them! 

Prime Time (optional but highly recommended!)

  • While not essential, applying a thin layer of base coat can provide extra adhesion and protection for your nails. 

  • We have different base coats that were highly recommended by customers that work well with our nail wraps:

  • Orly Bonder Rubberized

  • Essie Base Coat Here to Stay

  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails

  • Sally Hansen Double Duty

Bonus Tips:

  • Avoid using hand creams or lotions right before applying wraps.

  • If you have hangnails or damaged nails, wait until they heal before applying wraps.

  • For best results, apply your nail wraps within 30 minutes of prepping your nails.

Application: Putting Those Glitters On

Now that your nails are all prepped up, it’s time to put all those shimmering glitters on! ✨Let’s have a quick walkthrough on the dos and hows of applying nail wraps, ensuring your nails sparkle and shine in perfection!

Is It The Right Size?

We want your nail wraps to look natural, of course! Well-fitted nail wraps blend seamlessly with your natural nails, which creates a flawless and glowing finish. Choosing the right size for your fingernails not only gives you comfort, but also helps the wraps to adhere better for a longer period of time! 

Goodbye, Plastic Cover! 

Now, before diving into the application, there’s one key step you must not miss! Each set of wraps comes with a protective plastic film or cover. Peel this off gently to reveal the individual nail wraps waiting to transform your fingertips! Removing it allows for a smoother and more seamless application, ensuring your glitter wraps shine like they should ✨

Peel Me From the Top Side

Once you’ve gotten rid of the plastic cover, peel the nail wrap from the top side. This part will eventually be filed away, so no worries if it’s not perfect! 

Just gently fold along the pre-cut creases (picture below) - this should magically lift the wrap, allowing you to easily peel it off with your fingers or a trusty tweezer. 😉 



Remember - adhesive magic works best untouched, so avoid letting it stick to anything before it meets your beautiful nails! But don’t worry! Since our wraps have some crazy tech in them, you’ll still be able to reposition or adjust the placement of your wraps on your nails, so no problem sticking them down, pulling them off, and putting them back down again. 😉

Push It Down From The Cuticles

Now, onto the actual application! 

Place and align the wrap just above your cuticle. Leave a tiny gap - you don’t want the wrap touching your skin! 

Next, use a circular motion to press and smooth the wrap into place. Start at the cuticle, use a gentle but firm pressure to push the wrap down firmly on one side of the nail, then, press across the top of your nail, working the wrap onto your nail bed smoothly. Finally, push the wrap up to the other side, ensuring it’s fully adhered and wrinkle-free.

If you get a little wrinkle, don’t panic! Just gently pull and stretch the wrap a little to smooth them out. This little trick helps you achieve a flawless finish 🤩

Smoothen Out The Edges

We’re almost there! Now it’s time to shape your wraps and achieve a dazzling and long-lasting manicure. 

Grab the included nail file in your order to gently trim off the excess wrap at the tip. For more control, you can pre-trim with scissors first (this will also be explained later!). Remember, downstrokes only. Filing side-to-side or upwards can lift the edges and let unwanted dust or grit sneak underneath - this will weaken the adhesive and shorten your nail wraps’ lifespan! 

Be patient and avoid aggressive filing - a gentle touch gives the best results. If any rough edges remain, use the fine-grained pink side of the file to smooth them out. 

Voila! Your glitter wraps are now perfectly applied and ready to shine! 

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So, what’s special about our glitter nail wraps, and how is the application process different from our regular ones? Glitter nail wraps are slightly thicker than our non-glitter or regular wraps, which means they also have a slightly different application technique (for the best results!). 😉

Keep The Distance

Once you’ve placed your nail wraps at your cuticles, it’s important to cut the excess a few millimeters away from your natural nail, where the excess wrap is overhanging from your nail. This will create a much smaller overhang of excess nail wrap from your nails.  

Why is that important? Of course, we want those shimmering glitters to lay down comfortably on your nail bed! Trimming the excess wrap lessens the pressure applied on the glitter wrap when you’re about to file off the excess and clean up the edges! Because of the shiny, shimmering glitter particles, these nail wraps loosen up more easily than regular ones. If there’s less excess to file off, we can reduce the pressure applied when we do the downward filing motion. 💅

Right Place, Right Shine

With the right distance from your cuticles and the small overhang of nail wraps, it will help the glitter particles to stay more firmly in place. As a result, it will boost its lasting power overall and help improve its adherence.

Heat It Up!

If you feel some resistance and stubbornness from the wraps - no worries, we’ve got your back! It’s best to try our pro trick - the ‘hairdryer trick’! Just grab your hairdryer and give the wraps a quick blast of warm air. This reactivates the adhesive, making the wraps more flexible and easier to peel and apply.

Heat the wraps with a hairdryer for a few seconds before or after application. Smooth out and apply the wraps to your nails with our cuticle stick. You may also use a rubber cuticle pusher. Continue massaging the wraps after applying all the nails. This method reactivates the wrap adhesive, making it easier to work with and adhere better to your nails.

Aftercare: Maintaining that Glitter Reign

Congratulations! Now that your nails look fabulous and chic with your shiny, shimmering glitter nail wraps, it’s important to ensure that your nails remain sparkly and flawless all the time. 

From protecting the glitter to maintaining that flawless finish, here are some aftercare secrets that you may want to add to your daily nail care routine to help you enjoy your nails while keeping that sparkle and shimmer altogether.

Aftercare Secret #1: Protect the Sparkle

We want those glitters to remain sparkly and picture-ready always, of course! To make sure that they continue to shine like new, adding a protective top coat on your glitter nail wraps is the key. Aside from adding shine, the use of top coats creates a protective shield to help your glitter nail wraps last longer. ✨

Aftercare Secret #2: Press It Down, Baby!

Glitter nail wraps are slightly thicker than our regular wraps. But that means more shimmer and extra fun! Make sure to press those edges for premature lifting. Another trick is the use of cuticle sticks to ensure they are cleanly pressed on your nail bed. Always remember to be gentle! 😉

Aftercare Secret #3: Don’t Pick Me, Please?

Those sparkling glitters sure are difficult to resist, as they are just so lovely! But, it’s best if you can control from picking or biting your nails. Of course, we want them to stay longer! Instead, you may use a nail file to trim some excess wraps. 

Aftercare Secret #4: I Need Some TLC 

Our nails need that extra tender loving care! It’s best to use the proper tools instead of your nails when doing activities like opening cans or packages. When doing chores, it’s also best to wear protective gloves to ensure your glitter nail wraps remain shiny and sparkly. 

Aftercare Secret #5: Choose Your OOTD

Glitter nail wraps may have a slightly thick texture due to their glitter particles. Be gentle when putting on or taking off clothing, as we want those shimmers to remain on our nails and not on clothing fibers! 

Aftercare Secret #6: Oh No, Too Hot!

While hot showers and steamy saunas might be your relaxation haven and can offer blissful moments, the intense heat can soften the adhesive and cause the wraps to lift or wrinkle. Instead, opt for lukewarm showers and keep sauna visits brief. When tackling chores, it’s best to swap harsh chemicals for gentle cleaners and make sure to wear gloves to protect both your nail wraps and your fingers! Lastly, if you always frequently use hot tools like curling irons or hair straighteners, try to minimize direct contact with your nails. 

Aftercare Secret #7: Touch It Up  

Even the most vibrant gems need a touch of care to maintain their brilliance, and so are your glitter nail wraps! Think of it as a mini spa day for your manicure 😉 Every few days, apply a thin layer of top coat - this revitalizes the shine, protects against minor wear, and keeps your glitter wraps glowing. Remember, a little refresh now and then keeps your glitter wraps dazzling and your hands looking effortlessly glamorous.

Community Engagement: Shining and Slaying It!

And now, we’d like to share with you our amazing Lily and Fox community! Be inspired by how they unleashed their personality in every dash of shimmer with our glitter nail wraps! ✨


Blushing Koi
Nailfie by Brigitte on Facebook


Depths Of Love
Nailfie by Katja on Facebook


Rainbow Road
with silver accent
Nailfie by Tammy Annis on Facebook


Blue Lagoon
Nailfie by Kitty on Facebook


Crystal Glitter
Nailfie by Kelley on Facebook

And, that’s it! 💎 Thank you for joining us on this shiny and sparkly journey through the world of our glitter nail wraps! We hope you’ve been thrilled by our shimmering design inspirations and secret tips that we have shared. Now, it’s time to enjoy the unlimited ways how to reveal your personality by exploring the endless possibilities that glitter nail wraps have to offer!

Always remember, that the art and beauty of glitter nail wraps depend on convenience, versatility, and creativity! Enjoy having fabulous and glistening nails and achieve that salon-worthy look anytime, anywhere. So go ahead, release your creativity, and let your nails sparkle and shine! 💫

So why wait? Shine and glow into the world of glitter nail wraps and unleash your inner sparkle today! ✨





Rebecca Fox
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