At-home manicures have been growing in popularity ever since the pandemic when the world learned how to do basically everything at home.
You probably would have heard through the grapevine, or even witnessed, that styles from the past are making comebacks. And nail designs are no exception.
Right now, “jelly nails” from the ’90s is the trend to follow, and it’s also absolutely fitting for summer.
How to nail the juicy “jelly” manicure at home
Of course, now, we can make a trip to the nail salon for a nail makeover, but why go through all that when you can still get cute nails in the comfort of your home? Even better when it’s easy to do.
This ideal style complements almost any look, vibe, or outfit — whether it’s the trendy “cool girl” aesthetic or the “clean girl” look.
Find your “jelly” colour
The first step, pick a colour and nail polish. From cherry red to lime green, we assure you that any colour on the spectrum will look as juicy and fruity as you’ll want it to.
Or if you prefer to find a colour that suits your skin tone best, check out how you can determine your colour season here.
Some colours you can try out are pink, mystical blue or cool gray.
Mix it with transparent nail polish
Here’s where you’ll achieve a sheer wash of colour that’s almost like a shiny lip gloss for your nails.
Dilute your chosen colour with transparent varnish to get a translucent mix. Don’t dump all of it together; just one or two drops will do fine!
Add a nude nail polish
Now, add your favourite nude polish into the mix and there you have it! Your new “jelly” polish should look milky.
How to elevate your “jelly nails”
Here’s an extra tip: mix in just your nude polish with transparent polish for nude “jelly nails”. It’s classic, minimalist, and will work for any occasion.
If you’re feeling particularly artsy, add some bling to your nails with gems and rhinestones, or adorn them with cute little hearts.
Go forth and switch up your nail game with this beauty hack!
Nude nail polishes to invest in
If you’re unsure of which nude polish to buy, here are a few options for you.
CHANEL LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour in Organdi
The popular French luxury house’s nail polishes have been quite the rage — you see them all over Instagram or on influencers, and for a good reason too.
This iconic, long-wearing polish is enriched with bioceramics and ceramides which will allow your nails to strengthen over time.
CHANEL LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour in Organdi retails for RMNordstrom.on
butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Mums The Word
butter LONDON’s Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer has bamboo extracts that help promote stronger nails while preventing breakage and peeling.
Its patented Shock Resisting Polymer Technology™ provides a gel-like cushion and shine for your gorgeous nails.
Plus, it’s vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Mums The Word retails for RM80 on Sephora.
OPI Nail Lacquer BAREFOOT IN BARCELONA
And who can forget the highly acclaimed OPI.
Other than having a beautiful peachy hue, this polish has a fast-drying formula that lasts up to seven days of wear.
OPI Nail Lacquer BAREFOOT IN BARCELONA retails for RM63 instead of RM70 on Zalora.
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