Last Updated on December 30, 2022
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this year, you’ll have heard of Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nails, which have quite literally dominated 2022 nail trends.
It all started with “glazed donut skin,” i.e., a dewy complexion which is the main theme of Hailey’s new skincare line Rhode and has developed into “glazed donut nails”.
Glazed donut nails consist of a white nail polish topped with a shimmering chrome which makes your fingertips look like they’re covered in a glossy, milky frosting.
Hailey first debuted the ‘glazed donut nails’ at the 2022 Met Gala, but the mani didn’t hit viral status until she posted a video on TikTok detailing exactly how to get the look.
And so, the viral sensation began, right now the hashtag #haileybiebernails has 376.2 million views while the hashtag #glazeddonutnails has racked up 159.2 million views to date.
In the video, Hailey detailed exactly how to achieve her look by simply using the OPI gel colour Pale to the Chief mixed with a clear colour to make it thinner. On top of this you then apply the chrome effects powder in shade Tin Man Can and hey presto you can have the same nails as Hailey.
While it is a simple look to do at home yourself, the only snag is that some of the OPI products used in Hailey’s manicure are only sold to professional businesses.
However, there are plenty of alternative nail polishes and powders that can be used to achieve the look by using different OPI polishes and powers and by using other brands like Essie and Sally Hansen.
We scoured TikTok for the for the perfect DIY glazed donut nails — keep reading for some of our favourite hacks we found.
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Glazed Donut Nails DIY Hack 1 – Easy OPI
Celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorigt who named the look ‘glazed donut nails’, even gave tips on at-home ways to achieve the look.
Ganzorigt suggests to start by applying one coat of OPI’s Infinite Shine primer as a base coat, next mix OPI’s Funny Bunny with a clear top coat and apply one thin coat to your nails.
Finally mix OPI’s Kyoto Pearl, a shimmery white shade, with the OPI Top Coat and apply a single coat of the mixture to your nails.
Infinite Shine Prostay Duo Pack (primer & topcoat), £25.55 – OPI – buy now
Funny Bunny Infinite Shine Nail Polish, £15.95, OPI – buy now
Kyoto Pearl Infinite Shine Nail Polish, £15.95, OPI – buy now
Glazed Donut Nails DIY Hack 2 – Essie Alternatives
With this you start off by applying a base coat of your choice, then add a coat of Essie Ballet Slippers, followed by a coat of limo-scene.
Then add a thin layer of Essie Expressie FX Collection Iced Out Top Coat, which is a holographic topcoat which adds an iridescent look to your nails. Finally, seal it all in with a topcoat to make it last longer.
Essie Ballet Slippers Nail Polish, now £6.39, Look Fantastic – buy now
Essie Limo Scene Nail Polish, £7.19, Boots – buy now
Essie Nail Care Gel Setter Nail Polish Top Coat, £8.99, Look Fantastic – buy now
Glazed Donut Nails DIY Hack 3 – Sally Hansen One Stop Shop
TikTokers have noticed that the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Luxe-Finish Nail Colour in Silk gives that glazed donut look nail with just one bottle.
It’s a pearly, opalescent pale pink and looks and delivers a result identical to Hailey’s signature mani, without any of the fuss. It literally couldn’t be any easier.
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Polish Silk, £4.99, Superdrug – buy now
How to get Hailey Bieber’s Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails
The Chocolate glazed donut nails as you can imagine feature a cocoa hue which are perfect for the colder winter months.
To achieve the look simply start by adding a coat of OPI’s Infinite Shine ProStay Primer. Next, mix OPI’s Infinite Shine ProStay Gloss top coat with a few drops of the DND Nails Lacquer in the colours Spiced Brown #053 and Coffee Bean #319.
Once you have applied a sheer coat of the brown polish blend, add the top coat with OPI’s Infinite Shine in Kyoto Pearl which creates the chrome-like effect.
Finish the chocolate glazed donut nail look by applying a layer of top coat to seal in the colour.
DND – Gel & Lacquer – Coffee Bean #319, $8.25 Beyond Polish – buy now
DND – Spiced Brown – #053, $8.25 Beyond Polish – buy now