Get Ready to Nail the Sweater Look with my Secret Tips!

Get Ready to Nail the Sweater Look with my Secret Tips!


Sweater nails are the latest autumn nail trend that is taking the world by storm. This trend is perfect for nail technicians or nail tech students who want to master the latest nail art trend. Sweater nails are a type of nail art that is created by using gel and acrylic powder that creates a textured, knitted effect on the nails. This type of nail art is perfect for the colder months as it gives the nails a cozy, warm look.

In this blog post, I will show you how to create sweater nails using the picture below as an example.

Sweater nail art comboned with animal print

I will also share some extra tips and tricks to make your sweater nails look amazing.

What You Will Need

To create sweater nails, you will need the following items:

• Gel colour (of your choice)

• Top gel (matt or glossy)

• Liner brush 

• A dotting tool

• Clear acrylic powder

• Soft brush

• White gel (optional but highly recommended)

How to Create Sweater Nails

Once you have all the items ready, you can start creating your sweater nails by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Apply the base colour and cure.


Green gel colour

Step 2: Apply top gel and cure. I used matt top but it is up to you, which one would you prefer.


Matttop gel on green gel colour

Step 3: Use a dotting tool or a nail art brush ( depending on your design) to create the sweater pattern on your nails. You can follow the example in the picture or create your own design. DON'T CURE!




Step 4: give the design a more 3D look. Sprinkle clear  acrylic powder over your design and cure. This will add some thickness and texture to your nails. Cure.


Step 5: with a soft brush, brush off the extra powder from the nail. You don't need to use any top gel on this design.


Extra Tips and Tricks

Here are some extra tips and tricks to make your sweater nails look even better:

• Experiment with different patterns and designs. You can create hearts, stars, zigzags, or anything you like. You can also mix and match different patterns on different nails for a fun and eclectic look.

• Use a thin brush  to create clean and precise lines.

• Mix a little bit of white gel into the colour of your sweater design before you paint it on. It will give a contrast between the sweater colour and background colour, giving the illusion of a 3D effect even more.

• If your gel is too runny and you find it difficult to paint lines with it, mix a little bit of clear acrylic powder into the colour. It will thicken up the gel, so it won't run or smudge while you are painting with it.


Sweater nails are a cozy and cute nail trend that you can rock this autumn. They are easy to create and fun to wear. You can customize them to suit your style and mood. Whether you want to go for a classic, elegant, or playful look, sweater nails are the perfect choice for you and for your clients. 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned how to create sweater nails. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. I would love to hear from you.

Happy nail art! 💅


Susan x

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