Holographic Nails Are The Futuristic Summer Trend Beauty Bloggers Are Obsessing Over

If you're looking for a makeover for your nails that hits a retrofuturistic look—say something that Barbarella may have worn to accessorise her shiny playsuit—this new summer nail trend is for you.

Called holographic nails it's caught the attention of beauty bloggers and fashionista alike who have become somewhat obsessed with it.

Blogger Kandee Johnson gives an excited overview of it and shows how to achieve the look in the video above. Elsewhere people have been posting their own results to Instagram.

Obviously the look doesn't actually feature real holograms on your nails, we're not that far into the future just yet. That would be pretty awesome though, if somewhat strange.

It instead involves layering your nails and then adding in a glittery holographic powder to complete it and give them that sparkly holo-style character.

The variations are boundless as you'll see below. Plus, who doesn't like shininess when it comes to looking glam? Especially when the sun's shining.

Which means now both the pool and your nails can reflect its shimmering glow.

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