Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Okay, So You Want Hailey Bieber’s Nails? Here’s How

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The Strawberry Nail Look

As the queen of all things strawberry beauty, Bieber debuted these adorable strawberry nails with a classic natural pink base and berry designs on the ring and middle fingers. Of course the nails matched perfectly with her red crotchet hat, rosy pink lips and blushed cheeks.

Hermès Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel

Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel

Hermès Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel

If you’re in the mood to splurge this Hermès Nail Enamel is the perfect purchase. The this natural blush pink is beautiful on it’s own but can also double as a base to a fun nail design. With a long rounded brush and ultra pigmented formula you can get you desired look with just one swipe. Plus the bottle is so glamorous!

Lerpdaoo Nail Art Liner Brushes

Nail Art Liner Brushes

Lerpdaoo Nail Art Liner Brushes

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To achieve any great nail design you must first start with a great brush. With a variety of different lengths these brushes allow you to create whatever lines, dots, and designs you want with precision and ease.

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

Miracle Gel Nail Polish

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

What strawberry design is complete without a little green leaf to top it off? For salon-quality nails and a long lasting gel like finish Sally Henson Miracle gel polish is a cult favorite. Use this to finish off your berry design or save it as an option for the perfect fall nail color.

Tiffany Glazed Nails

It’s safe to say that Hailey Bieber loves the glazed nail trend. And when they look this good, why wouldn’t she? This time around instead opting for her usual yummy color she went for this gorgeous Tiffany blue shade. Fitting since she sported these nails in a full Audrey Hepburn-esque look.

OPI I’m Yacht Leaving Nail Lacquer

I’m Yacht Leaving Nail Lacquer

OPI I’m Yacht Leaving Nail Lacquer

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s anyone? This turquoise blues shade is the exact same color that Ganzorigt used to create Hailey’s Tiffany blue chrome nails. If you want a longer lasting option try the same shade in the gel formula!

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Essie Expressie FX nail polish

Expressie FX nail polish

Essie Expressie FX nail polish

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For an easy iridescent chrome finish use Essie’s Iced Out topcoat to complete this ice Tiffany blue look.

The Original Glazed Donut Nail

glazed donut nails

Courtesy of Zola Ganzorigt

Ganzorigt created the iconic glazed donut nail look for Bieber to sport at the Met Gala. She notes, “It was so unplanned and came out so pretty that it went viral.” It’s gained major popularity because it is so simple and flattering on all nail shapes and lengths. “It was different than your usual chrome nails since the base color is so see-through and natural,” adds Ganzorigt.

All it requires is a thin layer of a neutral shade, like OPI’s Funny Bunny polish, topped with chrome powder for the shiny effect. Ganzorigt’s personal fave is the OPI Tin Man Can Chrome Effects Mirror-Shine Nail Powder. Finish the look with a shiny top coat and a gel curing, and you’re good to go. If you’re headed to the salon, Ganzorigt recommends asking your nail tech for the glazed donut look or showing a picture of the chrome mani. She also posts a breakdown of each nail look on her Instagram page, if you’re looking for specifics!

However, if you’re not going to the nail salon or don’t have a gel UV light at home, try out these user-friendly products so you can dive into the glazed donut trend right now.

OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Throw Me a Kiss

Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Throw Me a Kiss

OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Throw Me a Kiss

For a similar pearly iridescent shade, opt for this polish from OPI. Mix with a clear shade like Color Dept’s Top Coat for a sheer, jelly-like finish.

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1-Step Gel Polish

1-Step Gel Polish

Try your hand at gel with this super simple option from Le Mini Macron. All you need is one of its gel starter kits, which includes a mini UV light. The brand has managed to make the gel game actually user-friendly. Seriously, you can even do your nails on an airplane (see proof in this TikTok).

Nails.Inc World’s Your Oyster Babe Iridescent Nail Polish

World’s Your Oyster Babe Iridescent Nail Polish

Nails.Inc World’s Your Oyster Babe Iridescent Nail Polish

A few swipes of this Nails.Inc polish will give your nails the perfect sheer and pearly look, just like Mrs. Bieber. Apply one coat for a light sheen, or several for shimmer that can be spotted from afar.

Color Camp Glazed Donut Press-Ons

Glazed Donut Press-Ons

Color Camp Glazed Donut Press-Ons

If filing and painting your nails sounds like a real feat, try these completely customizable glazed donut press-ons. Prior to receiving your set, you will get a sizing kit to ensure each nail fits and is the proper length. Make sure to stock up on some extra nail glue since these bad boys are reusable.

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The Chocolate Glazed Donut Nail

Most recently, Bieber showcased brown-tinged tips on TikTok, which she dubbed the “chocolate” version of the glazed donut nail trend. “We’ve been trying different colors, and brown is such a good color for fall,” Ganzorigt tells ELLE.com. “We wanted to make it look more like a chocolate donut, though.”

To achieve this, Ganzorigt recommends choosing your favorite brown color and mixing it with a top coat to make it sheer. For Bieber’s specific shade, Ganzorigt blended DND’s gel colors in Coffee Bean and Spiced Brown with OPI’s Stay Shiny gel top coat. She also started with OPI’s Stay Strong gel base coat and cured Bieber’s nails at each step. According to Ganzorigt, all you need is one coat of polish to make the look work. Finally, set your tips with pearlescent chrome powder or a pearlescent nail lacquer to get that coveted glowy effect.

In case you don’t want to go the gel route, you can also pick up a classic brown lacquer and top coat (see some of our picks below).

Deborah Lippmann Can’t Hold Us Down, Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish

Can’t Hold Us Down, Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann Can’t Hold Us Down, Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish

This gold-flecked caramel color looks similar to Bieber’s brown blend and is a one-and-done option for those who don’t want to bother playing mixmaster. Another bonus: Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab Pro technology is made to offer the feel and look of gel nails without any of the potential damage—it’s made with 10 nail-loving ingredients and comes free of harsh sulfates and parabens.

ella+mila Cup O’Latte Nail Polish

Cup O’Latte Nail Polish

ella+mila Cup O’Latte Nail Polish

Alternatively, here’s a slightly more subdued yet equally inviting hue inspired by a milky latte. Like the rest of the brand’s offerings, the formula is also vegan and cruelty-free.

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CND Vinylux Longwear Brown Nail Polish

Vinylux Longwear Brown Nail Polish

CND Vinylux Longwear Brown Nail Polish

Whether you want to go darker or add a lighter hue into the mix to copy Bieber’s aesthetic, reach for CND’s deep brown polish. Not only is it designed to be fast-drying and chip-resistant for up to seven days, but it’s also infused with vitamin E, keratin, and jojoba oil for nail-fortifying benefits.

Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Hydrating Base and Top Coat

Hard Rock Hydrating Base and Top Coat

Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Hydrating Base and Top Coat

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Give your color of choice that sheer look and bring brittle nails back to life with this protein-rich top coat. With consistent use, you may be able to grow long, natural tips and eventually skip extensions altogether.

The Sour Lemon Drop Glazed Donut Nail

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ILNP Cosmetics, Inc. Funshine Smoothie Nail Polish

Funshine Smoothie Nail Polish

ILNP Cosmetics, Inc. Funshine Smoothie Nail Polish

Stand out with this neon yellow holographic polish. All it takes is a few swipes for a rave-ready mani that can be seen from across the pool, just like HB.

Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish

Color Hit Mini Nail Polish

Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish

A bright yellow polish is hard to come by, but this neon one from Sephora does just the trick. Opaque in just a coat or two, top with a chrome or pearl top coat for the shimmery finish.

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Emily Burns

Assistant Beauty Editor

Emily Burns is the assistant beauty editor at ELLE Magazine. When she’s not writing, she’s probably drinking an Aperol spritz and cuddling with her cat Wednesday….or scheming how to date Pete Davidson.

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Ava Darrin is the ELLE print beauty intern for the summer of 2022. She is from Greenwich, Connecticut and is a rising junior at Villanova University, where she studies communications with a minor in media studies.

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Beauty Assistant

Tasha Nicole Smith is ELLE Magazine’s beauty assistant. She loves all things hair, makeup, and skincare so you’ll find her talking about it here. She enjoys Marvel movies, a good pair of heels, and lemon drop martinis and also shares a birthday with Beyoncé, which is her go to fun fact.

 

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