Going for a clean girl aesthetic? We’ve rounded up the top three easy and simple nail designs to help you give off those sweet and innocent vibes.
3 easy and simple nail designs
1. Syrup nails
First, use a soft and sheer colour for the base (a gel or regular nail polish is fine). It can be pastel, nude, or neutral. If you’d like to narrow down your choices for the base colour, the popular ones online are white, pink, coral, and purple (check out OPI’s Purple Palazzo Pants).
To create that ombré effect, the base of your nail has to be the sheerest part and the tip should be the most opaque part. After letting your base dry, paint the top of your nails as you would with French tips, only avoid making the line even so that it won’t show through when you put on the next layer. Let this first coat dry before applying another layer of polish on your tips then dragging it down a little towards the middle part of your nail. Let it dry again and repeat the process until it reaches your cuticle. Add a glossy top coat (like Butter London’s Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat) to finish the look.
2. Vanilla french nails
3. Milky mani nails
If the vanilla French nails let you see the clear separation between the base colour and the white portion, milky manis mix them together to create their own lovely hue.
For the most basic kind of milky manis, you only need to put on one to two coats of polish (check out Essie's Nail Polish in Vanity Fairest) so that your natural pink nails can still be seen a little. Celebs like Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, and (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi have been gravitating towards this effortless-looking trend, and you’ll find that it’s flattering for both long and short nails.
(Cover photos from: @nailsbyzola, @tombachik)
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