The words “fall manicure” probably convey visions of deep burgundies, romantic plums, chocolate browns and yummy pumpkin spice shades, not the neutral “milk bath” nails that were so popular with our celebrity pals this summer. However, Selena Gomez is here to say, “Not so fast! Milky manicures still work just fine for fall, thank you very much.”
Gomez and her go-to manicurist, Tom Bachik, made a very compelling case for going light for fall with their most recent collaboration, which Bachik calls “pink milkshake.” Indeed, Gomez’s nails do look like a vanilla milkshake with just the teeniest drop of strawberry or cherry flavor; they’re a super, super pale pinky white that looks good enough to drink.
Bachik lengthened Gomez’s nails with Aprés Nail’s Gel X Coffin Tips in Maisie, but these aren’t just a basic nail extension tip — they’re actually tinted, so they’re basically like a pro version of a press-on apply-and-go manicure. He filed the nails into a square shape, then painted the neutral pink base nail with Aprés Gel Couleur in Yuri-ka!, a light beige nude, to soften the color into that deliciously plush pink-white color. Does it not give you visions of cozy cashmere sweaters, fluffy whipped cream on your latte and your warmest, snuggliest blanket? Just me? Well, me, Selena and Bachik’s other A-list client, the one and only Jennifer Lopez, who recently wore a luxe set of “sweater weather” nails.