Want to add a little something special to your outfit for the holidays? Why not make things magical with a little sparkle on your fingertips? It’s easy to rock the holiday look with cat eye gel nails. You can customize your mani with a magnet!
Unlike traditional glitter polish, you can move the reflective particles to make any design you wish. Moreover, these magnetic gels are available in a rainbow of colors for every mood, outfit, and event. They have various effects and finishes, like translucent jelly and Pearl Veil gels. Some are two-toned, and others are extra dazzling.
Moreover, each is vegan, non-toxic, low odor, and long-lasting to keep your manicure gorgeous throughout the holidays. They cure in seconds in a nail lamp and soak off in minutes when it’s time for a change.
So, get ready to stack up the compliments during the holidays. Cat eye gels will break the ice and set the tone for an extra-festive season.
Cat Eye Gel Nails
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What You Need to Do Cat Eye Gel Nails
If you’ve never tried magnetic polish, grab your favorite drink, turn on some music, and get ready to have fun. Yes, you’ll need to practice, but the results are stunning. It doesn’t take long to feel the hypnotic effects as you watch the glitter move around on your nails.
Here’s what you’ll need to apply cat eye gel:
- Regular manicure tools, like clippers, a fine-grit file, a cuticle pusher, lint-free wipes, and acetone
- A UV or LED nail lamp – an LED lamp is more efficient and will cure the polish faster
- Gel base and top coats – we suggest either LDS or LAVIS to coordinate with the cat eyes gels
- A powerful magnet (you’ll likely receive one with your polish order, but there are other shapes and styles for advanced designs)
- Additional nail art supplies (optional) like gems, stickers, or line art gel
- The magnet is the only distinction between regular polish and cat eye gels. Otherwise, the nail prep and application process is similar.
French Tips with Cat Eye Polish
Have you done a French manicure with gels before? Then, take it to a new level with magnetic polish. Once you paint the smile line, use the magnet to concentrate the glitter at the tips. The result is eye-catching!
Stars on a Starry Background
Paint your fingertips with a million stars, and you’ll have velvet nails. Every time you move your hands, they will catch the light. Then, add a few embellishments to enhance the illusion of staring at the deep night sky.
LAVIS Cat Eyes CE7 - 01 - Gel Polish - VILLIAIN ERA Collection
Holiday Aura Nails
Reveal your inner energy with aura nails for the holidays. Cat eye polish makes creating a pop of color in the center easy. Plus, so many different shades are available that you’re sure to find a combination that speaks for you.
Treat yourself to those nail tips you’ve always wanted. Go wild with ballerina nails or stilettos with plenty of glitter. They’ll put a smile on your face!
Here’s a pro tip to make your extensions last throughout the festivities. If you do press-ons, avoid long soaks in water to prevent them from lifting. Gel tips are more durable, but it helps to put on gloves to protect them before washing the dishes. Try not to use your nails as tools to open things. If something breaks, take a breath and see to it right away. File down the ragged edge. You may be able to fix the damage with a bit of nail glue if nothing is bleeding. Otherwise, put on a Band-Aid and let the salon fix it.
If the polish is chipped, but you have a matching color, you’re all set. Otherwise, use a thin brush with acetone to dilute the damage. Then, reapply a top coat. You can put on a clear nail lacquer if you don’t have gel polish handy.
Yes, This Design Is Real
Someone asked if this was an AI-generated image. No, it’s absolutely real and completely doable with cat eye polish and line art gel! What an amazing illusion they create together. It’s like the fireworks are launching right off the nails.
A Rainbow at Your Fingertips
Once you cure the cat eye gel, the magnetic design is set, and you can apply another layer or color. For best results, do one finger at a time.
Lavis Cat Eyes CE6 - Mysterious Land Collection
Nude Ombre Tips with Decorations
Sheer, milky shades are in fashion right now. However, some may feel the clean aesthetic needs a little extra pop for the holidays. That’s an easy order to fill with cat eye polish and line art gel.
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Holiday Galaxy Nails
Picture a chilly winter night when the skies are so clear you can see the stars. Then, carry that memory with you right at your fingertips. Whenever you feel stressed during the holidays, you can glance at your galaxy nails and remember there’s a beautiful universe out there.
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Pearl Veil Cat Eye Gels
No one can resist a second glance at the iridescent sheen of Pearl Veil polish. It’s magnetic like regular cat eye gels but with an extra pearly touch.
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How to Use Cat Eye Gel
Here’s a quick guide to get started with magnetic polish. Round up your supplies and begin by prepping your nails for a gel mani.
Apply the base coat and cure it.
Next comes the fun part: apply the cat eye polish to a single finger and hold the magnet close. Move it slowly and watch the glitter shift into place. Remember, each side of the magnet has a different effect. One part pushes, and the other part pulls. Take as long as you need to create the design because the gel won’t dry until it’s cured. But once you’re pleased with the design, cure that nail and do the next. Once the whole hand is complete, apply the top coat and move on to the next hand.
Hint: cat eye gels are translucent, so you can add layers for extra depth. They will also look different depending on the base color.
That’s a wrap! Now, you can amp up your holiday style right at home. Moreover, you can get deals on cat eye gels and other nail supplies in our clearance section. And don’t miss the extra holiday cheer with free shipping on orders over $100.