What Are Cat Eye Nails?

What Are Cat Eye Nails?
Cats are known for striking eyes that captivate onlookers. You can bring this mesmerizing cat eye effect to your nails with a simple cat eye nail design. This guide will show you how to create the look using a few basic tools and some simple steps. So, if you're looking for an easy way to add some personality to your nails, give this design a try!

What Are Cat Eye Nails?

Dreamy Cat Eyes Cat eye nails are a type of nail art that involves creating a design that resembles a cat's eye or the cat eye gemstone. This look takes inspiration from the pupil of a cat's eye, which is often said to be one of the most enchanting things about these animals. These nails are created by using a magnetic polish or cat eye polish which contains iron powder fragments. When you place a magnet over the nail, the iron particles rise toward the surface and remain there as a result of the polish's thickness as it dries. This special technique adds depth and interest to any nail.

Introducing Gellydrops Cat Eye Series

Gellydrops Cat Eye gel toppers are the latest and greatest way to achieve the popular cat eye look. Below we talk more about them in detail.

Dreamy Cat Eyes

Dreamy Cat Eyes

This shade is the perfect color for creating a mystical and dreamy look. It has a subtle 3D look. One thing to note is that the pigmentation in this cat eye gel series is light, so you may easily incorporate the cat eye as an accent or complete mani without it feeling overwhelming. What's more, they come in nine lovely pastel hues.

Laser Rainbow Cat Eyes

Laser Rainbow Cat Eyes

The Laser Rainbow Cat Eye Gel is fabulous, with or without the magnetic effect! Without the magnet, you'll still get a delightful soft rainbow glitter look.

How To Apply Our Cat Eye Gel Toppers To Your Semi-cured Nails

Gellydrops Laser rainbow cat eyes

Below, we discuss the steps on how you can apply the Gellydrops Cat Eye Series:

Step 1- Prep Your Nails

Start by ensuring that your nails are clean, dry, and free of any oils. If you have nail polish on, make sure to remove it completely. Next, trim your nails and file them into the desired shape. Once you've done that, push back your cuticles and apply a base coat to your nails. This will help the cat eye gel polish adhere to your nails better.

Step 2- Apply Coats And Cure Under A UV lamp

Apply a base gel polish or a set of semi-cured gel strips as your base and cure under a UV light. If you are using a semi-cured gel strips, we recommend a clear, white, or any solid color set. Once you have your base, start by applying one coat of the cat eye gel to your nails. Once you're done, cure your nails under a UV or LED lamp for 2 minutes. Once done, apply a second coat and use the magnet to create the cat eye effect while the gel is wet. Again, cure your nails under a UV or LED lamp.

Step 3- Finish Off With The Top Coat And Cure With A UV Lamp

To finish off, apply a gel top coat to your nails. This will help protect your design and make it last longer. Cure your nails under a UV or LED. Once you're done, enjoy your fabulous cat eye nails!

Here's a helpful tip: Cure cat eyes gel for about 3 minutes under a 6-watt lamp or 2 minutes under a 48 w lamp.

Tips For Use

Gellydrops Magnet Set

Below, we offer some tips that will help you get the most out of your Gellydrops Cat Eye Gels:

Store Away From Sunlight

You'll want to steer clear of storing your gel polish in UV-rich areas like near sunny windows or light bulbs.

Use In A Well-Ventilated Area

We recommend using your Gellydrops Cat Eye Gel in a well-ventilated area, as the fumes from the semi-curing process can be strong. If you start to feel lightheaded, make sure to take a break and get some fresh air.

Avoid Contact With Skin And Eyes

Be sure to avoid contact with skin and eyes, as the semi-curing gel can cause irritation. If you do happen to get it on your skin, wash the area with soap and water. And if you get it in your eyes, flush them out with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention if needed.

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

As with all chemicals, it's important to keep your Gellydrops Cat Eye Gel and tools out of reach of children.

5 Reasons To Use Gellydrops Cat Eye Series

Laser rainbow cat eye series

1. They're Easy To Apply

The gel is very easy to use and apply. You don't need to be a professional manicurist or have any special skills to apply them. All you need is a little bit of time and patience, and you'll be able to achieve salon-quality nails at home.

2. They're Cost-effective

The Gellydrops Cat Eye series is a very cost-effective way to get salon-quality nails. They typically last 2-3 weeks, which is much longer than most products currently found in the market.

3. Strong and Durable

The Gellydrops Cat Eye series is built to be durable. They can withstand almost anything you put them through. Whether you're typing away on your keyboard at work or doing dishes at home, your nails will still look fabulous.

4. Water Resistant

They are also water resistant. So, if you're someone who loves to swim or take baths, you don't have to worry about your nails coming off.

5. They Look Fabulous

Last but not least, Gellydrops Cat Eyes look fabulous. They come in a variety of shades and styles to suit everyone's taste. Whether you're looking for a natural look or something more flashy, you'll be able to find it with Gellydrops Cat Eye Nails.

5 Tips To Make Your Cat Eye Nails Last Longer

Below, we've listed five tips to make your nails last longer.

1. Keep Them Clean And Moisturized

A great way to prolong the life of your nails is to keep them clean and moisturized. Be sure to wash your hands often and use cuticle oil or cream to keep your nails and cuticles healthy.

2. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals can be very damaging to your nails. So, if you're using any household cleaners or doing any type of work that involves harsh chemicals, be sure to wear gloves to protect your nails.

3. Don't Bite Or Pick At Your Nails

Biting or picking at your nails can damage the nail bed and lead to infection. So, it's best to avoid these habits altogether.

Other 2022 Cat Eye Nail Design Trends

Here are some other cat eye nail trends we've seen for 2022:

Subtle Cat Eye nails

If you're looking for a more subtle cat eye design, consider opting for a nude base with a thin line of black or white running along the edge of the nail. This creates a subtle yet chic look that's perfect for everyday wear.

Celestial Sky

By combining green and blue, you can create a deep, dark cat-eye that is almost out of this world. We love it on almond-shaped nails that are less traditional but still subtle. However, this celestial can be rocked by anyone with any nail shape because it is so versatile.

Pink Shimmer

Nails do not have to be lengthy to make a statement. The simplicity of this beautiful cat-eye is amplified by short nails. A dash of pink on nearly black polish creates the perfect backdrop for a pop of color.

24 Karat Gold

A yellow cat-eye manicure always looks luxurious, especially when it shimmers like gold.. Remember to finish with a layer or two of top coat to keep your nails looking fresh.

Something Blue

Blue cat-eye nails are as gorgeous as they are strong. If you ask us, it's quite lovely. Don't forget to consider the finish of your top coat if you go for matte polish; a no-shine top coat is your best friend.

Black Cherry

This design brings the timeless quality of a cat-eye combined with dark cherry tones. The long, square nails are reminiscent of Y2K (in the best way), but the metallic polish keeps it current.

The Speck Effect

This blue-colored nail art features reflective specks that truly make the cat-eye pop. The black and blue color is also versatile, so you can rock it however you want.


If you're looking for a fun and easy way to add some personality to your nails, cat eye nails are the way to go. Thanks to the Gellydrops Cat Eye Nail series, achieving this look is now simpler and quicker than ever before. So, what are you waiting for? Give this trend a try today!

Need Semi-cured Gel Nail Designs? Shop Gellydrops

GellyDrops is a store that offers more than 230 designs! Our goal is to offer the most diverse and inclusive selection of semi-cured gel nail art on the market. We have the quickest turnaround with gellies shipping from our Los Angeles warehouse and delivered in 1-3 days in the USA. We also have a dedicated customer service team to help answer all your questions.

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