Unicorn Vomit Nails

Check out mah nails mannnn, just call me PRINCESS SPARKLE YO! 
I did this really quick sparkle nail DIY the other day and I’m pretty impressed with myself – despite the thick coating of nail varnish and glitter, I didn’t get the urge to pick it off! I just can’t help myself when I know I can pick up a corner of the varnish and peel it off my nails, but this was so pretty I just couldn’t bring myself to start picking. But I’m sure if I did it would have been a  bit harder than usual anyway as that Tanya Burr Nail Varnish is a right swine to pick off! (Which is a good thing by the way, you know, normal people like their varnish to last as long as possible)…. Combining Tanya Burr nail polish in shade ‘Little Duck’ with a W7 glitter polish in Pink Debris, which you can get from B&M for around £1.49 (but you can find W7 products at places like Fragrance Direct too), and a touch of lilac glitter from NV Colour  you can create the perrrrfect princess sparkle nails in around half an hour, and it seems to stay on your nails for at least a week chip free!
Nail varnish DIY on Hello Terri Lowe British beauty blog with Tanya Burr Nail Varnish

The most time consuming part of the process is waiting for the final coat of glitter polish to dry, which you use as a top coat once you’ve applied to glitter. The NV Colour Glitter Pot has the unexpected addition of a handy little brush inside the lid which makes it even easier to brush it directly on to your nails. Simply pop two coats of Tanya Burr Little Duck on as your base, wait until the second coat is a little tacky, then brush on the lilac glitter on to the ends of your nails. Don’t worry if this doesn’t look too neat and tidy as this point because when you apply the W7 polish as a glittery top coat, it diffuses any messiness anyway. Because the Pink Debris glitter polish has a nice range of small, medium and large sparkly bits in, it manages to create a nice little glitter ombre effect when applied over the fine lilac glitter.

Nail varnish DIY on Hello Terri Lowe British beauty blog with Tanya Burr Nail Varnish
Nail varnish DIY on Hello Terri Lowe British beauty blog with Tanya Burr Nail Varnish

And there you go! A pretty nail varnish idea even I can do at home and not pick off!


  1. May 28, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    OMG that is such a lovely design.
    I might give it a try ^_^
    Thank you for the inspiration.

    Love from Canada

  2. May 27, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    LOVE these nails – I'm also going to have to try and drop Unicorn Vomit in a lot more of my sentences now….x

    • May 27, 2014 / 5:26 pm

      Ah yes, anything that is a touch too colourful or sparkly can be described as such!

    • May 27, 2014 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you!

  3. May 27, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Princess Sparkle I do like your nails…….*skips off to the enchanted forest* 😉

    • May 27, 2014 / 5:25 pm

      Hehehehe, whimsicalllll

  4. May 27, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    This IS very pretty and sparkly! I think I'd miss not being able to peel it off though, I'm a bad 'un for that too…. but it's so satisfying!

    • May 27, 2014 / 5:24 pm

      It is so satisfying!!! Gotta be my favourite past time hahaha

  5. May 27, 2014 / 3:14 am

    Those nails are totally adorable. I love that they're a bit loud and crazy!!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

    • May 27, 2014 / 5:24 pm

      Yet so wearable for every day yah 😉

  6. May 26, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    This is so pretty. I already have Little Duck, but will look out for the glitter as I really want to give this a try. xxx

    • May 26, 2014 / 10:29 pm

      Do ittt. You feel like a unicorn has vomited on your nails.

  7. May 26, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    Do you use your uv light thingy to dry them quicker?

    • May 26, 2014 / 8:56 pm

      I didn't for this as I wasn't in a rushhhhh 😉