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Beauty: Flashtat Nail Art

Metallic shimmer is a must-have this season, from cocktail dresses and clutches to makeup and more. Can’t get enough of that seductive sparkle? (Don’t worry, we can’t either!) For glimmer-addicts, flashtat nail art is the latest craze. And the best part is that the high-shine, intricate designs are a cinch to incorporate into your at-home mani or pedi. Try your hand at the flashtat nail art trend to add a feminine, and eye-catching, pop to any look.

Black and gold nails feature varying geometric designs

Black and gold nails feature varying geometric designs

Pedicure with flashtat nail art design

Pedicure with flashtat nail art design

Step 1: Begin with a Base Coat

Just like with any other manicure or pedicure, one involving flashtat nail art will benefit greatly from a base coat, so be sure not to skip this step. After you prime your nails, choose a solid shade of polish and apply two coats. Light hues such as white or pale pink and dark colors like black or navy work particularly well as a canvas for flashtat nail art.

Nars Base Coat, $20

Nars Base Coat, $20

Ciate London Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Nail Collection in My Off Duty Nude, $24

Ciate London Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Nail Collection in My Off Duty Nude, $24

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black, $15

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black, $15

Step 2: Create a Flashtat Design 

After your nails have completely dried (they’ll smudge if they’re still wet!), it’s time to create your flashtat nail art design. Using flash tattoo decals in a metallic gold or silver, choose the pieces that you want to feature on your nails, carefully cutting them from the decal paper and sizing them to fit your nail. Peel the plastic layer from the tattoo and place it face down on your nail, using a pair of tweezers to carefully position it. Then, with a damp cloth or sponge, gently press down on the tattoo until the back of the paper is wet and the tattoo has fully adhered to the nail. Slowly pull off the paper with your tweezers to reveal your flashtat nail art design.

Flash Tattoos Zahra, $22

Flash Tattoos Zahra, $22

Tweezerman Pink Perfection Point Tweezer, $24

Tweezerman Pink Perfection Point Tweezer, $24

Step 3: Seal Your Final Look

After you have repeated the process with each nail, make sure you seal the fabulous finished product with a top coat of clear polish. This will ensure your dazzling flashtat nail art lasts as long as possible.

Essie Good to Go Top Coat, $8.50

Essie Good to Go Top Coat, $8.50

Flashtat nail art finished product

Flashtat nail art finished product

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