Sometimes I like to wear a very understated color on my nails, but I still want them to sparkle. This is where neutrals come in! I don't wear neutrals often, but when I do I find they make an excellent background color for many glitters. In this case, it's a holographic metallic chunky glitter topcoat I made several months ago.
The neutral--which is, of course, too light for my skin tone to be a true nude--is Brain Power by Formula X for Sephora. I really like this color, and the Formula X line is a new and increasing favorite of mine as well. I've mentioned that glitter typically peels off my nails in whole pieces, but this never happens when I use "The Formula." Sephora has developed a set that works with their Formula X polishes, and the set consists of a nail prep/cleaner, a base coat, a color of your choice (complimentary), and a top coat. I use my glitter topcoat after the nail color and before the Formula X topcoat, and it wears...and wears...and wears. I don't have to worry about chipping or the polish peeling off! I usually have one set in use and a backup; this is the backup (less the bonus polish, in this set it was a color called Extreme)
This is certainly one solution if you find that glitter manicures peel from your nails all too easily!