Simple Lilac Holo Nails

This was a nice and quick purple themed design.

I painted my thumb and ring fingers in 2 coats of a dark purple shade.

On the rest of the nails I used a lilac shade.

Over the darker nails I used 1 coat of a holographic polish. I think I should have used 2 coats to get the full effect of the holo, however I wanted to be able to see the purple base come through from underneath.

On the middle fingers I finished it off by placing a row of differing sized silver nails beads along the base of the nail.

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Red Holo Triangle Nails

For this design I wanted to have triangle tips in a holo polish on each nail. However I feel the holo effect just did not show up as much as I wanted it to and that it just turned out more like silver glitter instead.

I started off by painting all nails in 2 coats of bright shimmery red shade. It’s a nice Christmasy red.

Once this was dry I took a striping brush and the holo polish that I was using to paint in the triangle shapes from the tip ends of the nails.

I felt I needed 3 coats of the holo to cover it over the red base evenly, so using the same striping brush I added 2 more coats. I wonder if I used too many coats to make the holo effect work well.

I then finished off the design by adding a single black petrol coloured rhinestone to the middle of each nail at the point of the triangle.

Holo Stars Nails

For this design, I layered a star stamping pattern over a silver holographic nail polish. I took the pictures in bright direct sunlight as this helped the holo show up better on the camera.

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I started by painting all nails in a black polish as it helps to get the best from the holo polish.

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Once this was dry I went over every nail with the holo polish. I needed to use 3 coats in the end to get the coverage I wanted.

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I then used a star type pattern on a stamping plate. I used a black polish to stamp the design over the whole of each nail.

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I then cleaned up any stamping that went onto the areas around my nails, before finishing off the design with a top coat.

Half Border Nails

I’m not too keen on the colour combo that I went for, for this design. But I wanted to do something that was completely different to colours that I would normally pick to pair together.

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In hindsight, I think a peach colour instead of the brownish mauve shade would have worked better though.

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I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a brownish mauve shade. Next I carefully painted a coat in blue on each nail. I placed this so that there was a kind of border along the top and sides of the nail in the base colour, hence the title ‘half’ border nails.

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Once this was dry I repeated the same again on each nail but this time using 2 coats of a silver holographic nail polish.

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In this last picture, I took it under artificial light so that you can see the effect of the holographic nail polish better.

Mint Peach Bar Nails

I think the combination of the peach and green shades work really well together in this design.

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I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of my base colour. I wanted each nail to be slightly different and so this was whatever colour was closest to the base of the nail.

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I then added on my second colour to each nail. I placed it so that I could split each nail into different stripes of colour. Again I attempted to randomise the order of the colours.

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Once this was dry I repeated the same with the 3rd colour, so that each nail was left with 3 different stripes of colour. On the darker green/tourquize shade, I went over it with a multi glitter top coat as I wanted each stripe to have a different finish to it.

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Lastly, I covered over the lines where the different colours met with a gold holographic striping tape. This helps to make everything look a lot neater.