Acrylic lava lamp nail designs are sweeping social media feeds, especially on Instagram. Are they the new in-thing?
This latest nail trend is definitely one that I can get on board with; Lava lamp nails. The nail technician/genius behind this creation is Instagram user Liam Peter aka @liampeternails.
The lava lamp nails feature a metallic silver base from the base of the nail then a long crystal-clear nail with neon accents to represent the ‘lava’ and a silver cap on the tip to finish the lamp.
To achieve this innovative nail art, the nail technician had to combine two different types of polish. Layers of good quality glass or jelly polish with a bright neon colour help to achieve the lava lamp effect. Just to clarify, the lava is painted on and doesn’t actually move.
After scrolling through @liampeternails IG feed, there’s no question this nail technician is an artistic genius- his work is beautiful and well executed. His lava lamp- inspired nail art even got him featured on Teen Vogue.
We’ve seen some pretty insane nail trends over the years. I still can’t get the bubble manicure and teeth manicure images outta my head; those were straight-up disturbing.
Major props to @liampeternails for giving us a nail trend we can actually enjoy looking at!