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Easy Falling Glitter Nail Art Ideas And Designs For Valentine’s

Feel youthful with falling glitter nail art this Valentine’s and prom season. To complete your fresh and vibrant look, check out the glitter nail art ideas and tutorials.

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In this article:

  1. How to Do a Basic Falling Glitter Nail Art, Plus Three Glitter Nail Designs
  2. How to Do a Falling Pink Glitter Nail Design 
  3. Falling Glitter Nail Art Tutorials and Nail Designs

Unique Glitter Nail Art You Will Love on You This Season

How to Do a Basic Falling Glitter Nail Art, Plus Three Glitter Nail Designs

Valentine’s Day is coming up and the world will be taken over by hearts and all kinds of red things! Instead of riding the wave donning crimson clothes or wearing scarlet lips, be unique with this easy falling glitter nail art.

It’s almost the season of love and an easy glitter nail art will definitely make your heart flutter! This pretty design, with its pink base, would be perfect for your romantic date with your boyfriend.

Don’t have a significant other yet? The perfect manicure, coupled with the perfect outfit, will definitely give you nudge in the right direction!

Check out this easy falling glitter nail art tutorial that you can rock on your date! Just follow the steps below!

How to Do a Falling Pink Glitter Nail Design

What You Will Need:

Step 1: Protect Your Nails

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Prep your nails and apply your base coat.

Tips: Always prep your nails properly before getting into any kind of nail art. The same goes for this design.

Apply your base coat properly and let it dry. This will help protect your natural nails from all the chemicals from a constant nail polish application.

This might seem a bit tedious but, I swear, you’ll thank me for it when you get strong and healthy nails even with constant nail art changes.

Step 2: Paint Your Nails with a Pink Nail Polish

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Instead of the usual rich red, paint your nails with pink nail polish for your base color. It’s still within the official shade of the holiday but it’s different enough to set your nails apart.

Try to apply the pink base evenly. Be careful about applying too much polish.

Step 3: Apply Silver Glitter Nail Polish

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After making sure that your base color is completely dry, start painting on the glittered nail polish. Start near the cuticle area, slowly drag the nail polish brush down with a light stroke.

Silver glitter is used in this design since it contrasts perfectly with the nude pink shade.

Step 4: Silver Streaking

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Using a striper, apply long lines of a silver polish down to the middle of your nail. This will give the manicure its falling glitter effect. Doesn’t it look pretty?

Step 5. Seal in the Design

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Once you’re satisfied with the design, apply a fast-drying topcoat to seal in the design. This will help keep your falling glitter nail art last longer.

Clean up any excess polish on the edges of your nails with a cosmetic brush or Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.

Catch your date’s eye with this pretty falling glitter nail art! Watch the full video tutorial from Janelle Estep below:

Now you know how easy and interesting glitter nails can be, you can move on from basic and try making all kinds of designs! Try doing it in different colors like our falling glitter nail designs here:

Falling Glitter Nail Art Tutorials and Nail Designs

1. Reverse Falling Glitters on White Nails

It’s the season for weddings too, and white nail polish with falling glitters nail art is a dream. It couldn’t be any more perfect, especially if you want a white detail on you and cannot wear white.

Instead of applying the glitters from the base, this time, we’ll apply the glitter streaks from the tips.

What You’ll Need:


  1. Prep your nails and apply the base coat.
  2. Paint your nails with a thick wash of white nail polish.
  3. Paint a makeup sponge with the glitter dust rose gold nail polish, then dab the tips of your nails with the glitters. You can also use a nail polish liner to apply prominent streaks of the glitter in your nails from the tip towards the base.
  4. Let dry, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

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2. Falling Silver Glitter Nail Art

If edgy is the look you’re going for this Valentine’s season, go for the silver falling glitters on black nails design. You can work on different nail shaped but it looks subtler and more reserved on square nails.

By the looks of this glitter nail art, you would think the design uses black nail polish after the base coat, but the process is more fun than that. Here’s the super easy technique to get the sexy look to match a metallic prom dress or a little black dress on your date.

What You’ll Need:

  • Metallic silver nail polish
  • Silver glitter nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • Silver glitter striper


  1. Prep your nails and apply your base coat.
  2. Apply metallic silver nail polish first, then a thick splash of silver nail polish.
  3. Next, apply black nail polish on the tip of your nails.
  4. With silver glitter striper, apply short strokes of the silver glitter towards the tip of your nails. Make sure to cover the distinct line between the silver and black nail polish.
  5. Let the glitters and nail polish dry, then finish with a thick topcoat.

Tip: Try doing it in an all-black nail polish using our basic pink falling glitter nail art.

3. Falling Glitter Dots Nail Design

Want a chunkier glitter nail art? This pink glitter nails design is just the thing, and it’s super simple to do, too.

What You’ll Need:


  1. Apply base coat.
  2. Paint your nails with light pink nail polish.
  3. With a dotting tool, use the tip to carefully apply the pink glitters on the base of your nails near the cuticle. Use clear nail polish to stick the glitters.
  4. Stick glitters thickly on the base, but sparingly as you go up, in a falling glitter effect.
  5. Let dry, then apply your topcoat.

Wasn’t that so easy to do? I daresay these falling glitters are easier to do than the dripping nail art design inspired by Kylie Jenner’s lip kit. This design will surely compliment your Valentine’s Day outfit!

Paint your nails and create a fashion statement! Just don’t forget to show them to me in the comments section as well!

In love with glitter? Find out different ways to use them for your manicure with this list!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 21, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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