Crystals and their healing powers may be up for debate, but geode nails are a trend that everyone can get on board with. So what exactly is a geode? Geodes are the crystallized interiors of igneous and sedimentary rocks. Think of the style as a step up from the marble trend; geode nails feature the same “layered” look, but with color and sparkle—the perfect design to transition into warmer weather. Here, easy ways to try out the rockin’ look:
Recreate a rock’s sparkling interior with iridescent glass paper and gold foil or polish around the perimeter of the nail. To create the geode’s “layered” appearance, apply a sheer, pearly shade around the center of the nail, then apply a dark jewel tone around the outer edges. Use a striping brush to blend the colors together, but don’t mix the shades too much or the colors will look muddy.
The key to this look is lots of layering! Mix together different types of glitter (gel polish, loose glitter, etc.) to achieve the multifaceted sparkle effect.
Geode/Marble nails inspired by @simplynailogical! I used @revlon Iconic, @fingerpaintsfun Stunning Stilettos, @sallyhansenca Get Mod, and @essiecanada Adore-a-ball. I created this by dabbing the polishes onto a silicone mat, and then moving the mat around to create the natural design. Click the link in my bio to see a tutorial by Cristine! @simplynotlogical #geodenails #marblenails #winternails #winternailart #notd #nails #nailart #polishednails #nailpolish #manicure #thebasecoat #nailvinyls #love #beauty #fashion #instadaily #igers #art #amazing #style #makeup #instalove #nailitdaily #simplynotlogical #sgnailartpromote #nailartwow #nails2inspire #sallyhansenca #essielove #craftyfingers
Play around with different marbling techniques to add dimension to the look. A marble pattern acts as the perfect backdrop to showcase the crystal center.
Professionals, take your enhancements a step further and use an electric file to carve out “bands” to give it that rock-like appearance.
Which is your favorite geode nail style? Sound off in the comments below!