Are Glazed Donut Nails Over? Never! They Are Here To Last

2022 was the year of glazed donut nails—a trend that consisted of nude nails with an iridescent overcoat to give a freshly glazed look that took over social media and nail salons. But where did this trend begin? Are glazed donut nails still trending? Or is a new manicure trend on the horizon? This week in the blog, we are going to go through all the details of the past, present, and future of the well-known glazed donut mani.

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Where Did Glazed Donut Nails Begin?

Let’s take a look back at the year 2022. We saw a lot of red nails, milky neutral colours, barely-there mani’s, and pastel-coloured French manicures. However, one trend that was everywhere on social media is the well-known glazed donut manicure. Nail artist Zola Ganzorigt created the uber-popular glazed donut manicure for Hailey Bieber with a sheer white base and an iridescent overcoat for nails that are the perfect mix of fun yet neutral.

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Are Glazed Donut Nails Still Popular?

Glazed donut nails are still having their moment in the spotlight—but with a twist! This shimmery nail trend has evolved into a “chrome” inspired manicure, which is similar to a glazed donut manicure but with a metallic-looking twist. To recreate this mani-trend with butter LONDON nail lacquers, we recommend the following steps:

Step 1: Choose a Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, such as Fruit Machine Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer or Hottie Tottie Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, and apply 1-2 coats onto clean, bare nails and let dry.

Step 2: Instead of only applying 1 coat of Mellow the Yellow Nail Brightening Treatment, we recommend applying at least 2 coats to get a more shimmery, metallic-looking effect and let dry.

Step 3: Finish off the look with 1 coat of Hardwear Shine UV Top Coat to seal this on-trend mani with an ultra-glossy finish.

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What’s Next for the Glazed Donut Manicure?

We have seen the classic glazed mani, we’ve seen the metallic twist, but what’s next? We know that the iridescent top coat is here to stay, but we predict seeing more iridescent pastel manicures in the future. Some of the pastel colours we know will be trending this upcoming season are:

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