Hologram Nail Decal DIY

Hologram nail DIY! (click through for tutorial) If you like to keep your nails pretty “Plain Jane”, then I suggest you look away from this post, as this design is not for the faint of heart. These are holographic “look at me!” nails that will get your manicure noticed for sure. It’s also the sort of manicure that will make you gesture extra with your hands while you talk because you are very aware that the more they move, the more your nails shimmer and sparkle. Interested? I thought so!

Hologram nail DIY! (click through for tutorial)Supplies:
-nude polish
-clear top coat (not a quick dry)
-holograph tissue paper (check the gift wrapping aisle)
-nail scissors

Hologram nail DIY! (click through for tutorial)First, use your small scissors to cut lots of different sizes of jagged triangle-like shapes in many different sizes and lengths. I taped a piece of tape sticky side up on the edge of the table so I could stick the tip of my shapes onto the tape to make them easier to grab with the tweezers later. Next you’ll do as many layers of nude polish as needed to get a solid colored base. Once that polish is dry, add a coat of clear polish. Then quickly grab a tissue shape and place it on the nail while it is still wet. The clear coat will act as a glue, so you want to get all your shapes onto the nail before it sets. If it does dry too quickly, just add more clear coat onto the parts of your nail you haven’t completed yet and continue to add the shapes until the nail is full. Once you have the nail covered, add a top coat of the clear polish and allow the nail to dry. Repeat until all your nails are covered, stopping to recut more shapes as needed.

Hologram nail DIY! (click through for tutorial)

Hologram nail DIY! (click through for tutorial) I love how the hologram paper looks more pastel, clear, or deep rainbow depending on the light at the moment. As I said, this is definitely not a wallflower look, but it’s SO much fun if you’re looking for a statement item. If you decide to give it a try, holla-gram at me! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman.

  • I have been seeing these kind of nails all over social media lately and I never know how they are done! I will definitely try your method – it looks so easy to create and your nails look amazing in the end 😀 Have a very happy new year! xx

    Jacqueline | http://sailawaytoneverland.blogspot.co.uk

  • These are SO awesome, I can’t wait to try them!

    xx Hannah // www.HomemadeBanana.com

  • You might try a dollar store if you have one nearby (https://www.dollartree.com/party-supplies/gift-wrap-bags-accessories/Voila-Holographic-Tissue-Wrap-20×20-/574c590c590p311928/index.pro) or maybe Wal-Mart or their website. 🙂 -Jacki

  • WOW!! HOW COOL! This is such a crazy statement. I love it! So simple too! Hey, how do you remove it though? Isn’t it hard?

    Julie | http://www.xfallenmoon.com

  • I’ve been dying to do this style for months but I cannot find holographic tissue paper on Amazon, and I don’t have a craft store nearby :/ Any suggestions?

  • I don’t think she ever said that there was only one shade of nude polish, she just went with the shade that worked for her. You could lighten or darken the nail polish based on your skin tone 🙂

  • That looks really neat – but that’s a LOT of effort! Maybe not for someone that normally spends time on their nails, though 😉 But for me…

  • Omg, this manicure is just so perf! Love it and wish to try it out soon 😀

  • Looks amazing! Although I am not a fan of nail polish I really like this style!

  • I love the manicure, but you may want to reconsider calling beige nail polish “nude”. Nude comes in many shades (not just white person nude).

  • I did this a couple of weeks ago with a bright blue base color. it was really fun. I really like doing nail things like this that really change the whole look depending on what base color you have on.

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