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How to create glitter nail effects

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How to create glitter nail effects

Spring has sprung and has brought with it the gorgeous new glitter nail trend. With wedding and summer holiday season just around the corner, glitter nails are sure to be massively popular right across the age range and are no longer being viewed as ‘just for kids and teenagers’. In fact, subtle glitter nails can be worn for the office as well as for the nightclub without looking out of place.

Here’s a guide on how to achieve glamorous glitter effects for grown-ups!

Glitter accent nail

1. Prepare the nails in the usual way, and then apply a layer of clear base coat. Allow the base coat to cure.

2. Now apply two coats of your client’s chosen colour, curing each coat.

3. Choose a suitable glitter colour to provide the accent effect that you want to achieve. A popular choice with brides for the accent nail is the ring finger, but little fingers and thumbs work well too. Apply a layer of the glitter to the chosen accent nails and cure.

4. When you’ve finished, complete the application with a layer of high gloss gel top coat. Cure and then wipe away any excess with gel nail cleanser.

Glitter fade nails

1. Prepare the nails in the usual way, and then apply a layer of clear base coat and cure.

2. Next, apply one or two coats of the gel polish base colour of your client’s choice, curing both coats.

3. Choose gold or silver nail glitter and apply a small amount to the tips of alternate fingers. Use an orange stick or a nail art brush to carefully tease the glitter into place. Once you have achieved the desired effect, cure the nail polish.

4. Finish off the application with a layer of high gloss gel top coat, wiping away excess with gel nail cleanser and curing.

Glitter nails are set to become the ‘in thing’ this spring and summer for ladies of all ages. Handbags, shoes, and sandals are all emerging for the new season sporting glitter effects, and make-up is also getting in on the act. Adding glitter effect Chroma Gel nails is the perfect way to finish off the look!

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Chic block nail colours for summer 2017

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Chic block nail colours for summer 2017

In this week's blog, we are not looking at pattern trends, but the simplest block colour options for elegant, chic nails. The best way to wear block colour is with gel polish that brings out the best of your chosen shade. From summer pastels to bright orange and the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017, read on to discover what colour you should be wearing on your nails this coming summer.

 

Orange

 

What offers a positive pop of colour better than orange? This simple, child-like colour will bring out the young at heart in everyone, plus it goes fantastically with a tan. Go for a tangerine shade of orange, and as the year progresses to late summer, perhaps a more autumnal shade to go with your autumn wardrobe. Orange is a great colour when it comes to gel nails, as the lack of chipping is important with such a strong colour choice.

 

Greenery: Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

 

The colour experts at Pantone release their colour of the year annually, just ahead of the new year. This colour signifies a general trend in fashion, interiors, beauty and in a way, the global mood. This year’s colour is 'Greenery', a vibrant bright, leafy shade of green that encapsulates early summer, serenity and tranquillity, something we all need after the emotional and political roller coaster that characterised 2016. Greenery by chance, looks gorgeous on nails, especially teamed with this summer’s popular botanical print tops and dresses.

 

Soft pinks and light nudes

 

More neutral shades of soft pink or a very light nude colour are becoming really popular, perhaps in response to an ever more unusual palette and pattern choice for nails, some ladies are choosing to get back to something a bit more natural looking. Perfect for summer and for casual days out, the office and when you simply want the natural look. Opt for a full coat of soft pink rather than a French manicure for an up-to-date look.

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Who to follow on Instagram for the latest nail trends

Who to follow on Instagram for the latest nail trends 0



Who to follow on Instagram for the latest nail trends

Fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers have taken the online media world by storm over the past several years. As a result, they have become certified digital media influencers in the blogging world, on YouTube and on social media, especially on Instagram - which has seen the rise of the 'Instagram blogger'.

 

There are many top bloggers on Instagram who showcase the latest fashion and beauty trends, as well as showing off the latest nail designs, looks and styles. Here at Chroma Gel, we have picked out our favourites for inspiration, and in no particular order, here are our selections.

 

1. Kayleigh Couture

 

Kayleigh Couture (aka Couture Girl) is a beauty and fashion blogger based in Manchester, UK. She describes herself as a "lover of all things girly" and she loves shopping. Her nails are always on point and carefully sculpted, so her gel nails and nail posts on her Instagram page definitely give us inspiration (and make us look in awe!)

 

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2. Sarah Ashcroft

 

Sarah Ashcroft (aka That Pommie Girl) is a top fashion blogger and YouTuber from south-east England. She's collaborated with many top fashion brands and retailers, but when she's not posting her outfits of the day (OOTDs), creating lookbooks and featuring her top fashion finds on her blog, you can find her on Snapchat and Instagram where she always looks flawless in her outfits, hair, make-up and nails.

 

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3. Em Sheldon

 

Em Sheldon is from Leeds and runs a fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel blog, titled Em Talks. She even has her own YouTube channel. She often Instagrams her travels, fashion outfits, accessories, meals out and beauty buys, including her nail looks. All in all, she is the ultimate lifestyle guru and jetsetter, with beautiful nails to match!

 

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4. Yasmine Chanel

 

Yasmine Chanel is an Irish fashion and style blogger and Instagrammer living in London. A pal of fellow blogger Sarah Ashcroft, she uploads pictures of her days out around London, her outfits and her make-up, but best of all, she loves getting her nails done and she often updates her 288,000 followers on her latest gel nail designs after visiting her local nail salon.

 

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Keep up to date with all the latest chrome nails and gel polish trends at Chroma Gel [https://www.chromagel.co.uk].

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4 nail bloggers you should definitely follow

4 nail bloggers you should definitely follow 1

4 nail bloggers you should definitely follow

As manicurists and nail lovers, we are very passionate and enthusiastic about nail trends, styles and designs, including bubblegum trends, gel polish nails, SS17 pastel colours and chrome nail inspiration.

 

One of the best ways to gain a sense of inspiration and to stay up to date on the latest trends, styles, products and designs is to read nail and beauty blogs. These are the best sources of creativity too.

 

In no particular order, here are four nail bloggers you should definitely follow.

 

1. The Nailasaurus [http://www.thenailasaurus.com/]

 

Sammy is a UK-based beauty blogger and social media professional who splits her time between Cardiff and Bristol. She launched The Nailasaurus in 2010 as a 'daily nail art journal' and she specialises in writing about the latest nail art techniques and affordable nail trends. She has also featured in a number of publications and, in 2016, she was named 'Best UK Nail Blogger' by Scratch Magazine.

 

2. One Nail To Rule Them All [http://www.onenailtorulethemall.co.uk/]

 

Alice is a nail blogger from Yorkshire. She works in marketing but in her spare time she runs her blog, One Nail To Rule Them All. She started One Nail To Rule Them All in 2012 as a hobby and to fuel her nail art obsession. Since then, the blog has gone from strength to strength, featuring nail designs on a regular basis. The blog also won a magazine award for 'Best New Beauty Blog' in 2013.

 

3. Brit Nails [http://www.britnails.co.uk/]

 

Allie is a nail blogger from Liverpool. She started Brit Nails in 2011 as a hobby and now the blog features reviews and collaborations from a huge number of nail brands. She often writes posts on nail art looks that are affordable and easy to re-create, and she writes beauty product reviews too.

 

4. Chalkboard Nails [http://www.chalkboardnails.com/]

 

Sarah is the founder, creator and editor of Chalkboard Nails. She also has a couple of strings in her bow: she is a licensed nail technician and a certified photographer. She loves writing about the latest nail trends, swatching nail polishes and trying out various nail designs and styles for all nail lovers - from beginners to professionals - and her work has been featured in a number of publications.

 

Want more tips and advice? Follow our Chroma Gel blog for all the latest news on what's hot in the world of gel and chrome nails.

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