Inspiration | June 2023
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Festival Season Favourites

The time of sequinned 'fits, glitter-strewn tresses and mud-spattered skin is firmly upon us... that's right, festival season has arrived! You know what that means? It's time to create a myriad of bold and beautiful festival nails that stand out from the crowd! Cue an influx of tie-dye tips, neon brights and joyful nail art, nothing is off limits this time of year for festival-themed nails. And we mean, nothing!

The laid-back way of life that comes with field-living allows festivalgoers to embrace their individuality and explore and satisfy their creativity. So, when your clients come to you with festival nail inspo in the form of out-of-the-box nail art ideas and scroll-stoppingly bright inspo, be sure to have your most vibrant gel polishes at the ready. Take a wander with us through the trending festival nail designs set to make a splash this festival season.

TGB Road Trip: Festival Highlights

What collection could be better suited to this fun-loving task than TGB Road Trip? Brimming with neon brights, a unique flashing glitter and enticing pops of colour, our spring-summer '23 collection will make light work of your festival gel nail designs this season.

For clients who crave something bold, bright and beautiful, why not make their festival nails neon? The exhilarating feel-good breezy blue of Weekender will make any set shine. We're foreseeing visions of Playlist and Weekender swirled tips dancing the day and night away surrounded by sequinned kimonos and cut-off denim shorts.

For those who tire of a look easily or simply can't settle on just one design, why not opt for something truly cheer-inducing with an eclectic set of fun and colourful nails? Think: sunshine, rainbows, smiley faces and tie-dye designs... jumbled up joy is the memo here.

The Assignment? Glitter... All The Glitter!

Too much glitter? The limit does not exist! A must-have accessory for festival season is a veritable shower of glitter. Go all out and finish your client's tips with a cascade of shimmering gel polish with the unique flashing formula of Headlights. A stand-out shade from TGB Road Trip, this illuminating taupe polish will light up the darkest of nights and make every set it touches shine bright. Whether you create an eye-catching 'Glitter Dump' set, keep things slightly more subtle with an Ombré glitter design or glimmering festival nail art ideas, you can sleep soundly knowing that your clients' nails are the talk of the festival.

Flower Power French

The curious nail tech might be wondering how all these festival favourites would look together? Well, look no further than our fun, colour pop French tip design created with our Liner 02 Brush! Combining Rainbow, Away, Weekender, Playlist and Solo with our bestselling Blooming Gel — this festival nail art is a must for the season ahead. Start with your chosen base coat, cure with our Light The Way Nail Lamp then apply Solo and cure again for the perfect neutral base colour. Next up, it's time to create your French tip with the perfect bright contrast of Playlist's bubble gum pink, kicking off your festival design in style.

Once cured, create a marbled, floral-esque design by painting a layer of our Blooming Gel over the bright pink gel polish to create a ‘70s flower power design as you add your Road Trip hues. Then (without curing) use your Liner 02 Brush simply dot Rainbow, Away and Weekender over your bright pink base and cure. Finish with the Extreme Shine Top Coat and a final cure to create the festival set of dreams.

Let your creativity run wild this summer with gel bright summer nails, the festival months are the perfect excuse to think out of the box and try something completely different! Don't forget to tag us in your The GelBottle Inc creations on Instagram!

Not a nail tech? Not a problem! Share this blog with your nail tech at your pre-festival appointment!


If you’re after some wild and wonderful ideas for festival-themed nails, look no further! Read on for the nail art lowdown on everything glittery, bold and beautiful.

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