BA STAR Glitter for Nails

Disclosure: All products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.

I have something a little different to share today. BA STAR is a brand that was familiar to me since I have family and friends (well, children of friends) who participate in competitive cheer. If you see a cheer or dance team decked out in glitter, chances are it’s from BA STAR. Their glitter is designed for use on the body, face and hair. But I read recently that it can also be used for nails! Of course!

BA STAR Silver Holo Glitter

BA STAR provided a Silver Holo Glitter and a Glue Liquid Base. The glitter comes in a clear round container with a screw on cap. (The photo is slightly blurry so you can see just how rainbow-y holographic the particles are!) The opening is large enough for me to “dip” an entire nail – but if you have extremely long nails, you’d probably need to shake the glitter from the container. The glue comes in a tube with a dabber very similar to lip gloss. The glue does an excellent job of adhering the glitter to your skin; but wasn’t designed for the hard, smooth finish of a fingernail. So instead I used Seche Vite to create my look.

I started with two coats of a new, still unnamed polish from a well-known indie brand (ooooo….sneak peek! You’ll see it soon!) Then I used stencils from a KISS Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit that I received in my May Nail Art Society Kit. The stencils are flexible, so they stay secure on curved surfaces and peel off easily using the tab.

Stencils from the KISS Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit

I placed two different stencils on two nails.

Stencils from the KISS Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit

I dabbed Seche Vite over each shape, then dipped my nail in the container of BA STAR glitter. I removed any excess around the sides with a dry, stiff nail art brush, then carefully removed the stencil. I used an orangewood stick to coax any straggler glitters into shape and then pressed down on the glitter with a finger to make sure the glitter was secure. I wouldn’t recommend top-coating this look unless you have a spare topcoat that can get glittery. I repeated this process without the stencil on one entire nail.

BA STAR Silver Holo Glitter Nails

The BA STAR glitter is ultra fine and delicate. That’s what makes it so incredibly sparkly! It makes a great nail art glitter. It could also be used on the skin around the nails for an editorial look. For kicks, I used the same KISS Nail Art Stencils on my skin with the BA STAR Glue Liquid Base. It was surprisingly durable and would make some amazing make-up looks if you had the occasion to be extra blingy.

BA STAR Silver Holo Glitter Nails

BA STAR caters to the dancer, cheerleader, figure skater and show choir market, but there’s no reason why mainstream make-up and nail artists can’t take advantage of their large selection and affordable prices. In addition to glitter, BA STAR offers other high drama make-up like high pigment shadows, glitter lip kits, bronzer, glittery mascara and lashes.

Shop now at bastar.com and use discount code BBGLITZ to get 50% off your entire order. You can also find BA STAR on facebook and twitter.

Disclosure: All products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. That looks very nice, especially the template stickers are great. Are they re-usable?

  2. That a really cool idea! I like the idea of using a template but I would be interested if they are reusable. That glitter is phenomenal on your nails :)

  3. Deb Merris says:

    Cool, really like the look.

  4. Jeanette says:

    I will definitely be checking back here obsessively until the name/brand of the base polish is revealed. Not that I don’t do that already, LOL

    I love the stencils, seems like the perfect thing for a person like me who is too lazy/uncoordinate for stamping.

  5. Polished PR says:

    Wow, I love this mani! I’m amazed by the KISS stencils– I’ve never seen them used before and they look like they work wonders. Thanks for the great tutorial :)

  6. Rica says:

    such a cute look!

  7. Chanelle says:

    Very nice! Love the color combo. I’d really like to get some of those stencils. I also have a hunch who the indie polish is by, but I’ll be patient and wait for the reveal.

  8. Oh that looks gorgeous! I love the sparkly hearts.

  9. INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE!!!!!!

  10. Very cool! I’ve been meaning to use those stencils!!

  11. Shipra says:

    HOLY GLITTER BATMAN! This is an amazing post! SO GORGEOUS!! <3

  12. Kelly R. says:

    Those look like so much fun!

  13. Jess Scull says:

    I’m dying. That is perfect!

  14. Lyndsey says:

    I love the glitter. I could never get those stencil things to work on my nails tho. :/

  15. the glitter hearts you made with the stencil are really cute!

  16. Raina says:

    that. is. amazing glitter! cool application too :)

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