We could all use a manicure that properly illustrates our deep obsession with Stranger Things, right? Well, ask Instagram and ye shall receive: Holographic nails are the latest ’80s-inspired beauty trend to dominate our social media feeds, because watching a rainbow of colours materialise with every movement is just as mesmerising now as it was when you were in primary school.
While OPI, Essie, and Revlon all offer iridescent colours that are right on par with the look, one formula in particular seems to be a crowd favourite—and interestingly enough, it’s from an under-the-radar brand that got its start on Etsy. ILNP’s Nail Lacquer in Mega (£8) has earned glowing reviews from Amazon’s very vocal, very discerning beauty community, boasting an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. And it’s easy to see why:
But if you’re looking for something a bit subtler, might we suggest this graphic approach?
Remember the laser-spattered backdrops of your primary school photos? This is basically the high-fashion nod to that—and honestly, it’s safe to say that nail art just peaked.
Shop some of our favourite holographic shades below.
While Mega is the most popular, ILNP offers an extensive array of iridescent shades—and they all happen to be cruelty free, too.
Embrace your inner mermaid with this bluish take from Deborah Lippmann.
We’re loving the pink tone to this shimmery option from Color Club.
This darker option from Essie has a gunmetal finish to it—until it catches the light.
Still struggling to get the perfect mani? Try our tips for the perfect at-home nail treatment.