I started with a double base coat of Revlon's (799) Plum Night, Be sure to let this dry completely, or else the glitter coat will pick it up and ruin the manicure. Then, Apply 1-2 coats of Wet n Wild's (237) Glitz, depending on how much sparkle you want. I applied the glitter coat about 2-3 times per nail, since I like my glitter thick. No gloss coat is needed, plus I think the gloss would act weirdly with the glitter.
While I was painting, I did my toes in this cute Gum Drop shade by Revlon. ( It even smells like gum drops!)