I brought one of these glitters to my nail tech to use over a solid color of dip powder to add bling to my manicure. When she dipped my mail in the glitter, it came up with about 5 layers of sparkle on it. She brushed some of it off and used tweezers to pick off the rest that were on the sides of my nail. It was too tedious to use for a full manicure. It looked great after putting a layer of clear powder and then a gel top coat. I just didn’t want to sit for 3 hours to get all 10 fingers done. I think these glitters have too big chunks for manicures but would be pretty for makeup or arts & crafts.