Go glam with this glittery red dip-dyed nail art

An ombre is a classic nail art idea — but typical dip-dye effects can feel a bit overdone. Sure, it's impressive to achieve a seamless fade between two shades, but it doesn't really feel that innovative anymore, right?
Well, if in doubt, add glitter. By creating a dip-dye effect between a red glitter and a nude nail, you can absolutely up the glam stakes. Think of it as a fun and trendy update on the classic red nails of Disney villains gone by. But shinier.
- Born Pretty Clear Red Gel in "Glamorous Eye"
- Loose red glitter
- Orly Base Gel
- Gelish Top It Off
- Comb brush
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- Lumcrissy gel lamp
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1. Start with a layer of a nude gel base coat to even out the nail shade.
2. Apply a translucent red gel nail polish to the tips of your nails, blending downwards using a comb brush.
3. Allow to dry using a gel lamp.
4. Apply a clear base coat over the red gel, and dry under your lamp.
5. Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to apply loose red glitter to your nail from the tip and blending downwards. Pat gently into place with your fingertip.
6. Apply a clear gel top coat, and allow to dry under the lamp to ensure the glitter stays firmly in place.
7. Apply a final layer of clear top coat across the whole nail to ensure it has a uniform surface. Dry under the lamp.

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