This black opal nail art is perfect to add some decadence to your look

In recent years, it seems nail art has almost taken over the world. And while many rely on their nail technician to help them build the designs of their dreams, many of us are now experimenting with different effects at home. It can seem daunting at first, but creating art on your nails is achievable, no matter your level of skill.
One popular source of nail-spiration has got to be semi-precious gemstones. The stunning natural patterns and effects alongside flattering and unusual color combinations can offer you a ton of cool ideas when it comes to creating art on your nails. This look, inspired by beautiful black opals, in no exception, and it can be created with relative ease.
- Black nail polish
- Clear gel top coat
- Tweezers
- Iridescent blue glitter
- Sheer, blue toned top coat
- Sheer, green toned top coat
- Thin, detailer brush
- Miniature, iridescent gemstones
- UV or LED nail lamp
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1. Start by painting your base nails black. Once this is dry, apply a layer of gel top coat to the nail.
2. Use tweezers to pick up larger pieces of iridescent blue glitter, and apply it to the wet gel top coat across the whole nail. Cure with the UV or LED lamp, and allow the nail to dry.
3. Combine a layer of sheer, blue-toned top coat and sheer green-toned top coat across the nail to seal in the glitter and add even more opalescence. Blend the two shades together using a detailer brush. Cure with the UV or LED lamp, and allow time to dry.
4. Apply another layer of clear gel top coat. While it's still wet, use your tweezers to apply a small iridescent gemstone to the tip of each nail. Cure your nails with the UV or LED lamp, and allow them to dry.
5. You can use your glitter on every nail, or combine certain accent nails with others left black. Experiment to see what works best for you.

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