DIY Sugar Glitter Nails!
by Emilie Cowan
Published Oct 29, 2012
We listed our favorite non-toxic Halloween makeup must-haves, but if you're really looking for a sparkling impact it's time to turn to the kitchen. Whether you're bedazzling your brows with adhesive or accessorizing your fairy costume with the perfect sparkling manicure, it's surprisingly easy to DIY glitter on your own using sugar, spice, and everything nice.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon liquid food coloring
Preheat the oven at 350°F on bake. Mix together the sugar and food coloring. When the oven is ready, spread the colored sugar evenly on a sheet and bake for 10 minutes. When ready, allow the glitter to cool and store in a sealed bag or container. Top over wet base coat for an insta-sugar manicure!
Editor's note: Use granulated white sugar or any of the crystalline sugars—brown sugar holds too much water. Only use liquid food coloring as well—paste will not mix and likely discolor the process.