Velvet Nails Meet Optical Waves
In case you missed it, crushed velvet is back in a big way–the eye-catching fabric has been seen on everything from tops to leggings, and is now making its way to nails.
Our new Velvet Vision Gel Effects (read all about it here) mirrors this mesmerising texture, creating a velvety look with the use of a magnet. As if we didn’t love this effect enough, the icing on the cake is that you can create endless designs by guiding your magnet in different directions…like this Optical Waves nail art look that we’re about to get into.
Whether you’re saving this for your next appointment, or recreating it for a client, here’s everything you need to know to nail the look:
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To properly prepped nails, apply one coat of Stay Classic or Stay Strong Base Coat. Cure for 30 seconds. Note: you don’t need a base colour for this to pop.
Next, apply one coat of Platinum Eclipse to the nail, then place the flat bar magnet in the upper left corner of the nail and guide it to the right cuticle corner. Repeat this same move on the other side–from the upper right corner of the nail, guide the magnet to the left cuticle corner for a uniform of shimmer. Cure for 30 seconds and repeat for coverage.
Dispense a small amount of Teal Trance to a palette, then using a detail brush, paint a curvy wave on one side of the nail. Use the round magnet at a 45 degree angle to guide the shimmer to the edge of the top curve, then repeat for the bottom curve. Cure for 30 seconds.
Dispense a small amount of Emerald Illusion to a palette, then using your detail brush, paint a thinner wave beside the teal wave. Use the round magnet at a 45 degree angle to guide the shimmer to the edge of the top curve, then repeat for the bottom curve. Cure for 30 seconds.
Apply one coat of Top Coat, cure for 30 seconds, then cleanse the nail with N.A.S. 99 on a nail wipe. Finish the mani with a drop of cuticle oil and voila!