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Nail Art Tutorial: Icy Holographic Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Icy Holographic Nails

03.07.14

By James

Make a place for your favorite holographic polish in your nail art! This mani sparkles in the sun, and gives you just a pop of blue that pairs well with what you’re wearing right now. Click to see Flight of Whimsy’s tutorial for it! 

  • Supplies needed:

     

    • 1 holographic polish: Color Club Harp On It
    • 1 blue crème polish: Zoya Yummy
    • 1 light grey crème polish: Maybelline Bare Escape
    • 1 dark blue crème polish: Sinful Colors Endless Blue
    • Base coat and top coat
    • Thin nail art brush
    • Small dotting tool
    • Acetone for clean up
    • Colored rhinestones

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 8
  • Step 1:

    Clean your nails and add clear base coat to protect and strengthen them. Then add 2 coats of holographic polish, such as Color Club Harp On It. When that is dry, add three small dots in a triangle formation at your cuticle.

    SLIDE 2 OF 8
  • Step 2:

    Connect the three dots using a light blue crème polish, like Zoya Yummy.

    SLIDE 3 OF 8
  • Step 3:

    Fill in the triangle with your blue crème polish. If you are uncomfortable free-handing lines, you can use tape to connect the dots, leaving the triangle uncovered.

    SLIDE 4 OF 8
  • Step 4:

    When your blue polish has dried, go in with your thin nail art brush and grey polish (Maybelline Bare Escape) and add swirls. Try to stay within the blue section of your nails, but if it isn’t perfect don’t worry!

    SLIDE 5 OF 8
  • Step 5:

    Using a small dotting tool (or an unbent hair pin), add a border of dots in dark blue polish, such asSinful Colors Endless Blue. This also helps mask any mistakes you made along the border in Step 4!

    SLIDE 6 OF 8
  • Step 6:

    To finish off your art and add just a hint more sparkle, add a small dot of top coat to the point of your triangle, and place a dark blue rhinestone on top. This will secure the rhinestone in place! 

    SLIDE 7 OF 8
  • Step 7:

    Clean around your cuticles with acetone, add top coat, and enjoy your shiny manicure!

    Eva's other nail creations can be found at her blog: www.flightofwhimsy.wordpress.com

    Like Flight of Whimsy on Facebook: facebook.com/flightofwhimsy 
    Twitter: @flightofwhimsy

    [Courtesy of Eva Klinman]

    SLIDE 8 OF 8
  • Supplies needed:

     

    • 1 holographic polish: Color Club Harp On It
    • 1 blue crème polish: Zoya Yummy
    • 1 light grey crème polish: Maybelline Bare Escape
    • 1 dark blue crème polish: Sinful Colors Endless Blue
    • Base coat and top coat
    • Thin nail art brush
    • Small dotting tool
    • Acetone for clean up
    • Colored rhinestones

     

  • Step 1:

    Clean your nails and add clear base coat to protect and strengthen them. Then add 2 coats of holographic polish, such as Color Club Harp On It. When that is dry, add three small dots in a triangle formation at your cuticle.

  • Step 2:

    Connect the three dots using a light blue crème polish, like Zoya Yummy.

  • Step 3:

    Fill in the triangle with your blue crème polish. If you are uncomfortable free-handing lines, you can use tape to connect the dots, leaving the triangle uncovered.

  • Step 4:

    When your blue polish has dried, go in with your thin nail art brush and grey polish (Maybelline Bare Escape) and add swirls. Try to stay within the blue section of your nails, but if it isn’t perfect don’t worry!

  • Step 5:

    Using a small dotting tool (or an unbent hair pin), add a border of dots in dark blue polish, such asSinful Colors Endless Blue. This also helps mask any mistakes you made along the border in Step 4!

  • Step 6:

    To finish off your art and add just a hint more sparkle, add a small dot of top coat to the point of your triangle, and place a dark blue rhinestone on top. This will secure the rhinestone in place! 

  • Step 7:

    Clean around your cuticles with acetone, add top coat, and enjoy your shiny manicure!

    Eva's other nail creations can be found at her blog: www.flightofwhimsy.wordpress.com

    Like Flight of Whimsy on Facebook: facebook.com/flightofwhimsy 
    Twitter: @flightofwhimsy

    [Courtesy of Eva Klinman]

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