#TRENDINGTUESDAY Lauren Holmes, Nailed It Beauty

By Sophie Nutt | 30 October 2018 | Feature, Tech Talk

Lauren Holmes Pumpkin

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk!

Lauren Holmes, of Nailed It Beauty, reveals that Halloween nails have been popular with her clients recently – particularly this cute pumpkin design.

“I think this nail design has been really popular because it’s autumnal and halloween-y. Many of my clients love the idea Halloween nails, but just aren’t brave enough to have them, so these are a really nice toned down alternative – and they’re super cute!

“This design was originally done by Katie Masters (@nailthoughts) and pictures of her creation were brought to me by my clients. Katie has a really helpful tutorial of these nails on her page, but I did this particular set with two coats of Gelish Structure Gel in Cover Pink for the base of the pumpkin nails to give a natural look. The base of the other nails are Gel Bottle Inc. colours; the little finger and thumb are Pumpkin and the middle finger is Cattail.

“To create the pumpkins, I started by making a half heart shape in Pumpkin before curing. Then, using a brown gel, I painted the stem of the pumpkin and cured. For the glittery pumpkin, I just added a thin layer of Cattail over the top and cured. Then, using a black gel and a striper brush, I outlined the stem and pumpkin. Once this layer is cured, add the lines over the pumpkin, cure, topcoat and you’re done!

“I love this look because I think they’re adorable. I think they’re very popular with most nail techs at the minute and, although they’re just plain pumpkins, I’ve done them in a few different ways and seen other techs experiment with them too, so it’s nice that you can change them up.”

Check out more of Lauren’s work here!