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Move Over, Metallics! It’s All About Holographic Nails

A new day, a new nail trend to obsess over until we can get to the manicurist. The trend this time? Holographic nails! These ultra-shiny polishes and powders can turn your nails from “Oh, pretty” to “OMG, I want!” (See why we’re all obsessed?)

From beauty bloggers to celebs, your Instagram is no-doubt filled with the shiny, pearly nails. When paired with a stiletto shape, the trend is mesmerizing.

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Is this an entirely new trend? Of course not. It’s essentially iridescent nail polish turned up a notch, which we’ve never been able to rock properly on our digits. But calling something holographic has a nicer ring to it, don’t you think? And it’s not as shiny as metallics or as annoying as glitter to get off.

At the high end, you have manicures that involve iridescent powder applied to your polish, similar to metallic nails we’ve seen. The end result is ultra-shiny and, of course, perfectly applied.

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You can buy iridescent or shimmery polish just about anywhere, from brands including [Sinful Colors by Kylie Jenner, OPI, Julep, Revlon—need we go on? And unlike the pearly colors you’re used to seeing, these come in every shade imaginable. Another option? Hologram-effect polish, like Layla’s, which will transform your existing colors. We love when trends are easy.

If you’re getting an amped-up mermaid vibe from all of this, you’re not wrong. Just imagine Ariel’s nails after she listens to Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” That’s the look. Now go forth and holograph!

H/t: Lipstick

Have you seen galaxy nails?

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