While we have been obsessing over all the nail trends (looking at you, glazed donut nails) we are pleasantly surprised that nude nails are trending this summer! This week in the blog, we are going to be going through the nude nail trend and how you can get your nails looking good enough to go bare.
What is the Nude Nail Trend?
Before we go into how to achieve the nude nail look, let’s start with the basics. The nude nail trend is exactly what it sounds like—no nail lacquer! However, to wear a nude nail mani, it is important that your nails are prepped and clean to rock the no colour look. We recommend the following steps to get your nails ready for a nude nail summer.
Step 1: Nail Clippers
An important part of this trend is having clean cut nails. We want the nude nails to look like they are nude on purpose, not because we forgot to put on nail lacquer! The first step to achieve this is having uniformly trimmed nails. Our Signature Nail Clippers Premium Stainless Steel Tool is perfect for trimming and smooth shaping nails to begin your nude nail mani.
Step 2: Cuticles
Up next, we need to get our cuticles cleaned up! Using our Melt Away Cuticle Exfoliator, apply the lacquer onto cuticles and wait two minutes. Use beveled end of the Signature Glass Cuticle Pusher 2-in-1 Cuticle Perfector to gently push back the cuticles, and the pointed end to clean the underside of your nails. Finish up the nail prep with our Signature Glass Nail File Gentle Precision Filing to smooth out rough edges of nails after trimming to help prevent breakage and splitting.
**Pro Tip: Instead of buying these nail tools separately, you can find all three products in our 3-Piece Pro Manicure Kit Cuticle & Nail Care Essentials kit!
Step 3: Treatment
Having nude nails doesn’t mean your nails have to be completely bare. We recommend using one of our nail treatments instead of a nail lacquer so you are still on trend with nude nails, but you are also getting nail benefits at the same time! We love using one coat of Mellow the Yellow Nail Brightening Treatment to help brighten our nails without adding any full coverage colour. Another nail treatment you could use instead of a Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer is one of our Sheer Wisdom Tinted Nail Moisturizers! Sheer Wisdom is available in four different colours to best match your skin tone for a barely-there mani with strengthening benefits.
Step 4: Finishing Steps
Finish off your nude manicure with our bestselling Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat to give your nails a glossy touch. This clear colour leaves nails with a high-shine finish, making it the perfect lacquer for your nude manicure. Add a layer of our Quick Slip Cuticle Oil Revitalizing Nail & Cuticle Oil to help protect, replenish, and strengthen the look of cuticles and voila! You have a perfectly nude manicure that is ready for summer.
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