How to apply iridescent nails

A nice neutral manicure has its time and place, but who can resist a sparkly iridescent look? Whether you're getting glam for a special occasion or simply changing up your routine, this iridescent manicure will make you smile. The all-out sparkle effect comes courtesy of holographic nail powder.
For this version, gold was chosen, but you can pick any shade your heart desires. To keep this golden glow from chipping, use a gel polish base and top coat. You'll need just a few things, but make sure you cure the polish each time you add a new layer to ensure your handiwork sets properly.
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Ready to get started? Watch this quick tutorial, and your nails will be gorgeous in no time.
Materials
- Gel polish base coat
- UV lamp
- Sponge applicator
- Iridescent nail powder
- Gel polish top coat
Directions
1. Make sure your nails are clean and oil-free.
2. Apply one or two coats of gel polish to your nails and cure under a UV lamp for 30 to 40 seconds.
3. Next, dip the sponge applicator into the iridescent nail powder and rub over each nail until each is fully covered.
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4. Apply the top coat and cure once more.
That's all there is to it. Stay pretty!
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