Hey there! I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. I am back today with a nail art design that features water decals from a new-to-me brand that I discovered on Instagram. And also a new-to-me product that you’ll have to read on to learn about.
I came across Hologlam Decals on Instagram. They specialize in metallic and holographic water decals and the silver metallic sheet in this photo inspired my design. I have seen stickers like this before but not water decals so I rushed to my work area to get started when they arrived this past Saturday.
If you’d like to try them yourself let Becky at @hologlamdecals know that you saw them on my blog and get a 5% discount off of your first purchase!
Working on one nail at a time I applied my second new-to-me item, Clear Chevron Vinyls from a variety sheet I purchased at Polished Vino. I must say that being able to see where I was placing the vinyl made it much easier to keep the chrome tip size more consistent across each nail.
By the way, don’t let the lacquer bottle fool you, this is a gel manicure. But most gel bottles are more about functional than fabulous, so I substituted.
Then I applied a thin layer of Gossip No-Rub topcoat to the tip and free edge and cured. I quickly applied Chrome Powder #3 from Daily Charme using my favorite sponge applicator from Amazon, applied another layer of Gossip and cured again.
To the naked eye, my chrome application looked perfect, but my all-seeing camera felt a little differently. I decided to do another layer of chrome on every nail and the Clear Chevron Vinyls were so easy to reapply in their original position.
Next, I added Swarovski Light Chrome crystals from Artbeads in sizes ranging from ss9 to ss16 on my index and pinky fingers. I attached them using a detail nail art brush and a dot of Akzentz Bling On and they stay on until I remove them.
The final step was to apply these gorgeous water decals from Hologram Decals to my thumb, middle and ring fingers. I cut them out carefully and then, working on one nail at a time, dunked them into a small cup of warm water for 20-30 seconds.
(clockwise from 6am, links provided to product and/or brand homepage)
Clear Nail Vinyls – Chevron Variety Sheet from Polished Vino
OPI GelColor in Black Cherry Chutney from Amazon
Akzentz Matte-On Topcoat from The Nail Hub
Gossip Gel No-Rub from Daily Charme
Magic Nail Chrome Powder No. 3 from Daily Charme
Gold Disposable Double Sided Eyeshadow Applicator from Amazon (not shown)
Metallic Silver Water Decals No. 26 from Hologlam Decals
Light Chrome Swarovski Crystals from Artbeads
Akzentz Bling On from The Nail Hub (not shown)