From Jelly Nails To A Glazed Donut Finish, Here Are 7 Manicure Trends To Give Your Nails A Glow Up


Grey rain clouds may be taking over from the beach and barbeque days of summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to water down the colours in our life. With Y2K nostalgia at its peak, you can be sure of a dopamine-drenched season to boost your mood. Flamboyant fashion and makeup aside, we recommend taking the drama from your life and putting it on your nails. From airbrushed aura nail art to translucent jelly french tips, here are 7 popular manicure trends that will bring in the sunshine to beat the blues of a gloomy day:

1. Jelly Nails

The sheer wash of colour reminds us of fruity Y2K lipgloss! DIY your jelly nails by mixing some colour into clear polish for a stained-glass-like finish.

2. Aura Nails

Infuse some magic into your life with nails inspired by aura photos featuring various colours painted in a circular ombré or gradient design.

3. Dip Powder Nails

Want the flexibility of gel nails and the durability of acrylics? Try dip powder nails this season. The technique involves dipping the nail into coloured powder and sealing it with a clear topcoat which results in a longer-lasting manicure that can remain chip-free for up to a month.

4. Butterfly Nails


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Last year saw Y2K’s butterfly fluttering back into fashion town and taking over it. This year, she’s coming to beauty! Butterfly eyeliner was quick to become a crowd favourite and now butterfly nail art too! Up for a little adventure? Experiment with 3D wings and abstract butterflies to step outside your cocoon.

5. Glazed Donut Nails

Hailey Bieber likes her skin and nails like she likes her donuts— glazed. Hailey discovered glazed-doughnut nails by accident while she and nail artist Zola Ganzorigt were working together for the 2022 Met Gala. Get the glow by applying one coat of subtle baby pink nail polish and top it with chrome dust.

6. Half-and-Half French Tips


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From metallics and skittle colours to neutral hues, pick a two nail polish colour scheme for your nails as we move beyond the basic white tips this season. Instead of a noticeable split down the middle, you can also opt for ombre french tips that have a smoother gradient from one colour to another.

7. Marbled Nails


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Infuse your nails with the vibrant spirit of tie-dye with a marbled effect that has a mix of colours. Whether you choose to dip your entire nail in these swirly hues or just towards the tips, it’s sure to cheer you up.

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- Digital Writer


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