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This Soft Glam Manicure is Taking the Beauty World By Storm

The cellophane nail trend explained.

Last Updated on April 17, 2023

Every day it seems like a new nail trend is popping up on my FYP, but not all trends are created equal.

Cellophane nails first caught my eye when I spotted Jennifer Lopez’s talons. The superstar’s nails had a holographic shine to them, and when I went to get my nails done next, my nail tech even suggested I get them. Coincidence? I think not.

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Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik introduced us to this must-have mani when he posted J-Lo’s stunning cellophane nails on Instagram. This unique style features a combination of translucent and milky finishes, giving it a playful and ethereal appearance. 

If it’s good enough for J-Lo, it’s definitely good enough for me!

This must-try manicure is a perfect combination of mermaidcore and glazed donut nails, so if you’re bored of nude nails, it’s definitely a step up. Next thing you know, you’ll be getting colourful nail art!

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Personally I’ve always been a fan of nail art and bold, bright colors, but there’s something undeniably elegant and sophisticated about these soft glam nails. This trend offers a refreshing change, and I am not complaining. 

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What is the cellophane nail trend?

Imagine the light-catching magic of cellophane wrapping paper on your nails – that’s the essence of the cellophane nail trend!

It’s a subdued but eye-catching option for those who crave the glamour of high-shine nails without going over the top. 

What are nail trends for 2023?

Chrome nails in silver, bronze, and other metallic shades were seen gracing the runways in 2023, as well as light-catching chromes and iridescent finishes, ranging from subtle shimmers to full-on holographs.

Layering an iridescent finish over your favourite base colour is also a favourite this year, and you don’t need an expensive salon appointment to get the look.

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