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Shine On! Get Dazzling Nails With Reflective Glitter Gel Polish

Written by: Ellie Simmons

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Time to read 8 min

There's nothing we love more than dazzling nails that shimmer and shine from every angle. Reflective glitter gel polish is a great way to instantly elevate your nail look!


Whether you've got a party coming up, or just want a little mood boost, glitter nail polish has you covered and  we've got just the thing for you – a simple rundown to creating gorgeous reflective glitter nails using the reflective glitter gel polish from Mylee, Orion and Gemini Cat Eye Gel Polishes.


We've seen a lot of people sharing their reflective glitter gel polish ideas on TikTok, so we wanted to get involved in this winter nail trend too.

What is Reflective Glitter Gel Polish (How Does It Work?)

You might be wondering what makes reflective glitter gel polish so special. Well, the secret is in the polish's special pigment.


Reflective glitter gel polish contains tiny glitter particles that reflect light and make the gel polish shimmer. It's a bit like how the sun reflects off snow in winter, but instead of just seeing specks of light, you get to see an array of vivid colours twinkling away on your nails.


If you take a snap of your reflective glitter nails with the camera flash on, you'll see just how magical they look.

Reflective Cat Eye Gel Polish

Cat Eye polish is a great way to achieve reflective glitter nails. The special magnetic particles  can work with a magnet to give a a mesmerising effect.


You can choose the use a magnetic tool to move around the glitter pigments and create some truly stunning nail designs, or simply use the polish as is. 


Either way, you'll find yourself with some super special nails.


We've picked out two of our favourite reflective glitter gel polish products at Mylee to show you just how easy it is to create your own reflective glitter nails – Orion and Gemini.


Orion Cat Eye Gel Polish is a sheer holographic polish with a silver base and tiny colourful sparkles that will make your nails light up like stars.


Gemini Cat Eye Gel Polish is a reflective sparkly silver polish that captures the essence of winter. With both of these polishes, you can create a range of incredible reflective glitter nail designs that will look beautiful all winter long.


So why not give it a go and make your nails twinkle in the night? Keep reading to see our favourite reflective glitter nail designs.


Reflective Glitter French Mani

A twist on a cult classic, the reflective glitter French mani is the perfect way to spruce up a classic and make it even more special.

If you love a natural look with a subtle sparkle, this is the mani for you.


The pink base is a great backdrop for silver accent nails, adding a bit of glam against the subtle pink of your natural nails.


A French mani is always a timeless look, but adding in a reflective glitter gel polish can take the look to a whole new level.

To achieve our reflective glitter french mani, you will need:

Before you begin creating your reflective mani, follow your usual nail prep routine and make sure your nails are clean and dehydrated.


First, apply a layer of Base Coat to all your nails and cure under a UV (60 seconds) or LED (120 seconds) lamp.

Next, apply a layer of Mylee It's A Match and cure.


Once your base colour has cured, get your nail art brush and dip it into your Gemini Cat Eye Polish.


Use the nail art brush to create French manicure tips on the ends of your nails. It's up to you whether you go for a minimal French tip or more of a thicker, classic French mani style.


Once you're happy with your tips, cure under your lamp. Apply a layer of Top Coat Polish and cure once more.


Finally, enjoy your beautiful reflective glitter French mani!

Reflective Glitter with Dainty Heart Nail Art

It doesn't get much cuter than this! We adore these dainty heart nail art designs with the reflective sparkles of Gemini Cat Eye Gel Polish.


Snuggle up on the sofa with a cosy blanket and put on your favourite movie – these nails will be the perfect addition to your night in.

To create these reflective glitter nails with dainty hearts, you will need:

  • Mylee Gemini Cat Eye Gel Polish
  • Mylee Base and Top Coat
  • Nail Art Brush
  • Mylee Break The Ice Gel Polish
  • UV/LED Curing Lamp

Following your usual nail prep, apply a Base Coat to all your nails and cure under a UV (60 seconds) or LED (120 seconds) lamp.


Next, apply a layer of Mylee Gemini Cat Eye Gel Polish to all nails and cure. If you wish, you can apply more than one layer to build up the opacity of your reflective glitter gel polish.


You might also want to use the Magnet Duo tool to move around the magnetic particles of the polish. We've opted to leave this step out and let the glitter particles work their magic.


Once your gel polish has cured, get your nail art brush and dip it into your white polish. Using the nail art brush, create dainty heart shapes on each of your nails towards your cuticles.


Once you're happy with your dainty hearts, cure under your lamp. Finish your nails with a layer of Top Coat and cure again.


Finally, admire the beauty of your dirty reflective glitter gel polish!

Reflective Glitter Choco-Latte Nails

Whether you're a coffee addict or an occasional caffeine lover, these choco-latte nails are sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.


These reflective glitter nails with the chocolatey colour palette will have you craving more. Plus, they make for the most beautiful Instagram shot with your morning coffee.


For these delicious reflective choco-latte nails, you will need:

After prepping your nails, as usual, apply a Base Coat and cure under a UV (60 seconds) or LED (120 seconds) lamp.


Next, apply a layer of Mylee Choco-Latte Gel Polish to all your nails. Cure once more under your lamp. You can build up the layers of gel nail polish to increase opacity, but make sure to cure each layer before applying the next.


Now it's time to add some sparkle! Get your Mylee Orion Cat Eye Gel Polish and apply a thin coat over your nails.


Before you go ahead and cure your nails, take your Magnet Duo tool and move around the magnetic particles of your polish. Use the tool around the edge of your nails to create the most beautiful magnetic effect.


Once you’re happy with the glitz of your nails, cure them to set the polish.


Finish your nails with a layer of Top Coat and cure once more before admiring your delicious choco-latte nails!


Vampy Reflective Glitter Nails

Embrace the dark winter nights with these vampy reflective glitter nails.


We love a good shimmer and shine, and this deep purple colour palette is the perfect pairing. It will look like you've put in a lot of effort when, in fact, they're super easy to create.


For these vampy reflective glitter nails, you will need:

Start by prepping your nails as usual and apply a Base Coat to all of them. Cure under a UV (60 seconds) or LED (120 seconds) lamp.


Next, apply a layer of Mylee The Dark Night Gel Polish to all your nails. You can also build up the layers for an opaque finish - but make sure to cure between each layer.


Once your nails have cured, take your Mylee Orion Cat Eye Gel Polish and apply a thin coat over the base colour.


Before you go ahead and cure your nails, use the Magnet Duo tool to move around the magnetic particles of your polish.


Once you are happy with the reflective glitter of your nails, cure them to set the polish.


Finish your nails with a layer of Top Coat and cure once more before showing off your vampy reflective glitter nails!


Final Thoughts: Add Magic to Your Nails with Reflective Glitter Gel Polish

Showstopping nails don't have to be complicated and cost you a fortune. 


With Mylee's range of reflective glitter gel polishes and nail art tools, you can create beautiful manis in the comfort of your own home.


Whether it's sweet choco-latte nails or mysterious vampy nails, these magical reflective glitter manis will have you wanting more.


And if you just can't get enough of the glitter, you could totally create a matching pedicure. With the same range of polishes, you can create effortless twinkle toes.


Using Mylee products, you can easily create salon-worthy looks in the comfort of your own home. Add some winter magic to your nails with reflective glitter gel polish!

FAQs

How does reflective glitter work?

Reflective glitter is specially designed to reflect light and create a beautiful spectrum of colours.You can really see the true magic of the reflective particles when you shine your torch light on your nails or take a photo using the flash.

What is reflective nail polish?

Reflective nail polish is a type of polish containing special glitter particles that reflect the light when you shine a torch light on them, or you take a photo with the flash on.

How does cat eye nail polish work?

Our cat eye nail polish contains tiny magnetic particles that are activated with a magnet. When the magnet is held close to the nails, it causes the particles to move and create a beautiful spectrum of colours. This creates an eye-catching cat-eye effect.

Do you need a UV light for cat eye nails?

Yes, you will need a UV or LED curing lamp when using Mylee gel polish to create cat eye nails. Once your nail art has been applied, make sure to cure them under the lamp to set the particles in place.

Ellie Simmons

Ellie is the Brand Manager at Mylee, where she immerses herself in all things gel nails. 


Alongside being a skilled and certified nail technician, Ellie's expertise extends to gel manicures and nail extensions. Her heart and soul are devoted to all things nail-related, and she loves flaunting her own long, natural nails with captivating nail art. 


Ellie's ultimate favourites are iridescent and sparkly designs!

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