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    Holographic Layers: The Latest Nail Stamping Trend

    Holographic Layers: The Latest Nail Stamping Trend

    Holographic Layers: The Latest Nail Stamping Trend

    One of the latest trends in the nail stamping industry right now is layered holographic nail designs. Imagine holographic polish with a twist. These stunning nails are actually super easy nail art but have all the wow factor of a labour-intensive nail design. To show you what we mean, we’ve compiled a few of our favourite looks.

    holo geometric

    Source: @housewifenails

    1. #Holo for the Win!

    This look is so full of depth and texture that it looks like it took hours to achieve. However, it’s actually quite simple to recreate these easy nail art designs. All you need is a layer of base coat, one to two coats of holographic nail polish, a layer of topcoat, a nail stamp, and a final layer of topcoat. You can even wear just the holographic polish for a day or two then change the look drastically by adding a stamped pattern on top. It’s such a versatile design, and that’s why we love it. 

    We recommend the Geo-Licious Plate and a Clear Jelly Stamper to nail this holo design. Clear nail stampers can help line up the design so it’s straight on your nails. 

     

    reverse holo

    2. The Reverse Holo

    The reverse holographic design works well with nail art lovers who constantly enjoy raising the bar in nail art style. It’s super trendy and looks amazing with any stamping plate. To recreate this amazing look, choose a heavily pigmented base polish colour. Then using the holographic polish of your choice (a stamping polish works best though) load up a stamping plate with the design of your choice and give your nails a stamp.

    We recommend the Manisha’s Mandalas or the Myriad of Mandalas plates and PROtect to keep your cuticles looking flawless.

     

    holo and stars

    Source: @nails4cocktails

    3. Holo + Stars = Nail Love

    This simplistic holo design will have you seeing stars… literally. The colour combinations are endless too. If you’re dying to recreate this look on your own fingertips, start by choosing your two favourite colours. We love the black and silver combination, by the way. Then simply apply the base polish and use a simple star stamper. You can play around with the placement and the colours to give it your own personalized touch.

    We recommend The Essentials stamping plate and the HoloGorgeous storage pouch to really showcase your love for all things holo.

     

    Although holographic polish is absolutely amazing on its own, we absolutely adore pairing it with stamped nail designs. For all the reasons why we love stamping plates, check out our previous post: 7 Reasons Why We Simply Adore Nail Stamping Plates.

     

    For all the latest and greatest stamping tools, plates, and polish, check out Clear Jelly Stamper. We have an amazing selection of plates, polish and accessories. We also have a page dedicated to our client’s Instagram images for inspiration.

    5 Nail Art Design Trends from Across the Seas

    5 Nail Art Design Trends from Across the Seas

    We've Got The Blues - In a Good Way

    We've Got The Blues - In a Good Way

    WE’VE GOT THE BLUES—IN A GOOD WAY

    WE’VE GOT THE BLUES—IN A GOOD WAY

    Blue skies, blue waters, and who doesn’t love a good blue raspberry slushy when the sun’s shining?! In fact, blue is so popular that Picasso dedicated a whole period of his career to the colour, and decades later, the 90s dedicated a song to it. That’s why we’re excited to name blue as our colour of the month August.

                                    

     You might think all colours have always been around. But history shows us that as humans we weren’t always so familiar with blue. Cave paintings don’t depict the cool colour, and the ancient Greeks didn’t have a word for it at all.

                                     

    Blue is often thought to have a relaxing effect and evoke a sense of calm. The colour is believed to represent wisdom and intelligence. Darker shades like navy and royal blue are linked to loyalty, honour, and power while softer tones like robin's egg and periwinkle are commonly associated with health, healing, and relaxation.

                                 

     When it comes to blue manis, the options are endless. Blues pair well with greens and purples for those that love bold, multi-colour looks. Or stick to a blue ombre or monochrome approach.

                                  

     Try a blue and white chevron pattern paired with an anchor or ship’s wheel from our ahoy matey or by the seastamping plates. Or reach for blue and greys and add birds of a feather accents.

                                   

    Can’t commit to blue on all 10 fingers? Add a vibrant pop of colour with a blue accent nail or embellishments.

     Just not a fan of the blues? Check back again when we name a new colour next month!

    Make Your Mani Last

    Make Your Mani Last

    August is full of summer fun—boating, beaches, bonfires, and more. But with so much on the go, and so many great outdoor activities, your nails, and your manicure, can take a beating. So, how do you keep your nails, and nail art, in tip-top shape while you’re enjoying your fun in the sun? Check out our top tips to keep your nails looking their best.

    • Shape your nails
      • When you’re in a rush, it can be hard to find the time to paint your nails, never mind sitting down to give yourself a proper manicure. But shaping your nails can make a big difference in the life of your manicure. Trimming and filing your nails eliminates any rough edges and potential snags that may chip your polish.
    • Use a basecoat
      • We all know the benefits of using a clear top coat, but not everyone takes the time to use a quality basecoat when they sit down to paint their nails. Much like using a moisturizer on your face before putting on makeup, or a heat protectant spray before styling your hair, a base coat on your nails helps to create a barrier between your natural nail and the polish. This can help prevent any staining that may occur, especially when using dark polishes. Base coats also help create an even surface for your polish to be applied to, making the colour apply smoothly.

    Image credit: blog.panamajack.com

    • Seal the edges
      • Painting your nails is pretty straightforward, right? Just paint the nail. But did you know there is a proper way to paint that can help minimize chips and improve the look and lasting power of your manicure? When you paint your nails, it’s important to run the brush along the free edge of the nail, creating a seal, and reducing the risk of chips, flakes, and shrinkage.

    Image credit: images.britcdn.com

    • Throw some glitter on it
      • Sometimes, you just need to add a little glitter. Applying a glitter polish overtop of your slightly chipped manicure can not only minimize the appearance of any flaws or dings to your nail polish but it’s a quick way to update your nail look on the go.

     

    Have a great tip to keep your nails looking their best? We’d love to hear it! Leave us a comment on Facebook or Instagram, or tag us in your nail art photos and let us know how you rock your polish.

    Image credit: cf.ltkcdn.net

    Love for Little Nails

    Love for Little Nails

    Back to school season is here and with all the excitement of new school supplies and an updated wardrobe, why not update your nail routine? Here’s our best tips and tricks to help the kids in your life master their manicures.

     

    • Keep it fun and simple

    Put some time aside with your kids and plan a "nail salon" date right in your own home!  Discuss and plan ahead of time your kids expectations and get the necessary supplies to make your date fun! Create a calm and relaxing environment free of distractions, like; cell phones and annoying siblings.  

     

     

    • Take breaks regularly

    Depending on the age of the kids, it can be difficult to sit still for a long period of time while you do nails. Try only painting a few nails before taking a break, and use a fan or quick drying top coat to speed up the process

    • Get a nail art brush

    The brush that comes in most polishes may be too big to use on kids nails without making a mess. Invest in a separate, smaller, nail art brush to minimize the mess, and the stress. 

     

     

    • Use quality polishes

    Traditional nail polishes can contain harmful chemicals. Be sure to use a 5-free polish with a protective base coat when doing your nails.

     

    • Add a some art

    Add a little flair to your kids mani by creating nail art.  You can create simple nail art by freehand drawing images with nail brushes.  Try a simple daisy or lady bug.  If you don't feel you have that artistic flair, try nail stamping, it's a great way to keep little hands busy. Nail stamping makes it very easy to create nail art, but you'll need a few tools to help with that. It usually consists of a stamper, stamping plate and a quality stamping polish. However, you decide to create your nail art, don't be afraid to experiment and step out of your perceived artistic ability.  Let your art express your kids personality and taste.  Have fun! Manicure nights can be a great way to spend time together, and embrace your inner artist.

     

     

    Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and tag us in all your creations.