Welcome back, Paradox Mafia! We know you’re probably reading this cooped up at home, so let’s try to lift those spirits up a bit.
Even when you’re staying in, there are fun little beauty opportunities everywhere, and you can still pamper yourself no matter where you are with something simple, like an at-home manicure.
First things first, if your usual nail salon appointment isn’t an option, you might still have acrylics to tackle before we get to anything new. So, let’s break down how to safely remove those real quick:
Now you’re ready with a clean slate, and you can try any of these cute nail trends!
I’m a believer in keeping it simple, and my favorite go-to polish is nothing more than a clear coat. A little bit of shine goes a long way, and topping your natural nails with a clear coat can be an easy way to add in that extra pop while still feeling clean and natural.
Wanna step it up? Try throwing in a sprinkle of loose glitter or a drop of a shimmery metallic polish for even more kick. Shake it up until everything’s mixed to your liking, and try it now. Not your typical boring clear coat anymore!
Two coats of polish and you’re good to go! Choose a matte or glossy top coat for even more options on making these neutrals your own.
Staying inside does not mean spring hasn’t arrived! Brighten up your mood and your nails with springtime pastels that are always in season.
Take your pick from warm pastel pinks to cool lilac and mint green. Be a little bold with a light sunny yellow, or keep it soft with baby blue (a personal fave).
And who says you have to stick with just one color? You have ten fingers. See what color combos you can make that compliment each other, or get creative and use a makeup sponge to blend two colors on one nail for a nice smooth gradient.
(images from @thehotblend on Instagram)
Maybe you’re the bold type and you want to stand out from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers. Metallics add some elegant and eye-catching glam to your everyday look.
Metallic polishes are the simple and easy way to go, if you have them. A full-coverage coat of silver or gold will sparkle, or you can make it stand out even more by keeping it to one accent nail. Toothpicks and the heads of straight-pins work great for adding dots and lines of metallic nail art to any base color.
Ramp it up even more if you want, by going all-in with these high-shine foil methods. You can stick to the basics, or try something bigger for an at-home design that will make you look like you went to the nail salon after all.
And the best part about experimenting at home with nail trends is that you can always take the polish off and start all over again.
There’s endless possibilities, and each one will brighten your day and bring a little beauty and glam back into the routine. Things all over the world are very uncertain right now, but one thing that is always for sure is feeling beautiful, becauseyou are.
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