OMGOMGOMG I just got the most beautiful holographic power from Born Pretty Store, and just wait until you see it! It’s the most holographic thing that I have ever put on my nails! Of course I couldn’t wait to use it in a mani, so here we go!
This powder needs to be applied over a gel polish base. I don’t think you have to apply a nail color first as the effect will always be mostly silver, but I decided to use regular black polish (b.m.c. nail lacquer in noir black) underneath the powder. I only applied one coat as it is very opaque (it is one of Bundle Monster’s first stamping polishes), let it dry, then applied Born Pretty gel top coat and cured it under a UV LED lamp.
I used a silicone brush to apply the holographic powder from Born Pretty Store to my nails immediately after
taking pictures drying the top coat under the lamp. It was love at first sight!
As an aside, anyone who has tried to photograph holographic nail polish knows how hard it is to capture the effect on camera. This powder required zero effort on my part to get that shot! The rainbow effect is so dazzling that it is definitely not camera shy!
I would have been totally content to leave my nails alone, but apparently people have come to expect more than just one color from me. I let the spirit of Lisa Frank guide me into putting zebra stripes over this wonderfully prismatic base.
I could have hand painted some stripes, but I was doing my nails late at night and needed to get to bed, so I opted to stamp them on instead using plate BP-L006 from Born Pretty Store. I used the image in the top row, 4th from the left and turned it horizontally on my nails so that I could vary the pattern across them, making the design look more hand painted.
This was a fun mani to do, and I still can’t get over the holographic sparkle from the powder. Plus I think it’s cute that I now match all the Lisa Frank stuff that I own. I’m such a child of the 90s.