Fireworks | Nail Art Tutorial

fireworks nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create this glittery nail look that’s perfect for a party?

Find out here and follow our 5 step tutorial to easily paint some gorgeous glittery fireworks on your nails!

The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish and nail art tools
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
3. Glitter Nail Polish – PS… – Pure Gold
4. Glitter Nail Polish – PS… – Sequin Dream
5. Dotting Tool
6. Pointed Drawing Brush (small)

Would you like this design painted on false nails for you?


If you can’t find this design with our other false nail sets in our shop, please contact me and I will happily sort it out for you!

Now lets show you how we created this firework nail art!

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step 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

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step 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to go with black as the base colour. We applied two coats of the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (2) as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry!

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step 3

Once the black nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the fireworks! We decided to start with the little finger first – we used the small pointed drawing brush (6) with the gold glitter nail polish (3) to paint on 4 thin lines and then used the dotting tool (5) to paint on a few dots at the end of the lines, to add that little extra.

new year nail art

step 4

After we were finished with the little finger, it’s time to move onto the main part – creating the bigger firework across the index and middle finger! We used the same technique as in step 3 of using the small pointed drawing brush (6) but with the silver glitter nail polish (4) this time to paint on 4 thin lines and then used the dotting tool (5) to paint on a few dots at the end of the lines to add that little extra.

We painted these on the nails so it would look like they are part of the same firework when the nails are together (you can see this in the bottom image!).

new years nails

step 5

Now to add the final touch – some glittery dots on the ring finger! To do this, we used the dotting tool (5) and with the gold (3) and silver (4) glitter nail polish and alternated the colour of the dots.

When you are happy – apply a top coat to finish the look off!

And that’s it – it’s a simple but really pretty look! And lets be honest – who doesn’t love a bit of glitter on their nails! It’s a great look for a New Years Eve party or if you are going out!

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

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