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.
I started by painting all nails in a black polish as it helps to get the best from the holo polish.
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.
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.
I then cleaned up any stamping that went onto the areas around my nails, before finishing off the design with a top coat.
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.
In hindsight, I think a peach colour instead of the brownish mauve shade would have worked better though.
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.
Once this was dry I repeated the same again on each nail but this time using 2 coats of a silver holographic nail polish.
In this last picture, I took it under artificial light so that you can see the effect of the holographic nail polish better.
I think the combination of the peach and green shades work really well together in this design.
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.
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.
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.
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.