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Prismatic Nails of the Day

As a huge fan of Katy Perry, I’ve recently obsessed over prisms and prismatic visuals particularly in manicures. So when I got these tiny nail art accessories that reflect amazing color and shine, I was stoked.


I’ve done some research and have been unable to find the exact name of the nail art accessory. From here on out, they will be referred to as prismatic plastic pieces.

Here’s are two prismatic manicures I think Katy Perry would approve:

1. This purple dream machine lets the light in.

I used Marc Jacobs 122 Ultraviolet ($18) a base and created a gradient with Wet ‘n Wild On a Trip ($6), then added pieces of the prismatic plastic over it. On the accent nails I used Prism by China Glaze ($6) as a base and placed dots of Ultraviolet over it using a dotting pen.


2. A bit of mystery and reflection.

I used Essie’s Dive Bar and placed prismatic pieces over it. On the accent nail I used Marc Jacobs Stone Jungle 146 ($18) as a base, applied stripes using a black striper brush and added a thin coat of Sally Hansen’s Mermaid’s Tale ($7).


What do you think of these looks? Let me know in the comments below!

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Prismatic Nail Art

Lately, I’ve been relating to Katy Perry’s latest album, Prism. Her power anthems radiate positivity and I am letting the light in.

I celebrated my 24th birthday in November. I definitely wanted to shine. So I figured the occassion called for a prismatic mani.


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I was particularly proud of the execution on both hands. They looked equally solid.


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This manicure definitely got some attention. That day, I out-shined my own candles.

Here is a video of the entire manicure.

What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below! 

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Katy Perry’s Prism Inspired Nail Art

Last week I was a lucky VIP guest at Katy Perry’s “We Can Survive” benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Thank you Citi Bank!

This is how close my friend and I got to the beautiful “Firework” singer.


Katy Perry sings “Firework” during a sound check for the “We Can Survive” benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl. (Photo: Sigourney Nuñez)

I was so moved, touched and inspired by Katy Perry and her new album “Prism.” From her power anthem, “ROAR” to her uncharacteristically vulnerable “By the Grace of God,” her new tracks offer pure pop positivity and relatedness.

The addicting album influenced these two manicures:

1. Louder than a lion ready to ROAR in this manicure.


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2. Technicolor glitter manicure to reflect the light of a prism.


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What do you think of these Katy Perry’s “Prism” inspired manicures? Show me your nail art on Instagram by tagging me @nailartbysig!