4 Tricks to Getting the Prettiest Bare Nails
Do you regularly get your nails done? Sure, it’s a nice treat — and always fun choosing your next color from the polish wall — but you might want to take a break from your weekly routine, because going nude is Hollywood’s hottest beauty trend. In fact, everyone from supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid to VS Angel Lily Aldridge have been spotted with naked nails on the red carpet and in street style snaps.
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Further proof that going bare is en vogue: For Stella McCartney’s Spring 2016 runway, nail artist Madeline Poole primped fingernails with just a hint of sheer gloss.
Fortunately for us, this trend is totally DIY-friendly. But before you reach for that polish remover, check out these four key products you’ll need to detox and revive your nails.
1. BREAK FREE
If you’ve had one too many damaging gel manis, no worries: Massage this antioxidant-packed detox mask into your fragile nails before bed. They’ll be stronger and thicker when you wake up and won’t crack, chip or split.
Buy It! Nails Inc. Overnight Detox Mask, $15; sephora.com
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2. IN THE BUFF
Excessive grooming (especially over-buffing!) leaves nails thin and parched. Condition your brittle beds in the same way you’d polish a leather purse: with a gentle exfoliating cream that restores your natural texture and shine.
Buy It! Reverence de Bastien Nail Brightness Pearly Buffing Cream, $55; net-a-porter.com
3. OIL UP
Caring for your cuticles is a must for the fresh-and-clean look. Tame those nail beds by applying a few drops of lanolin-based oil and gently pushing the delicate skin back.
Buy It! Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover with Lanolin, $20; bloomingdales.com
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4. QUICK EDIT
Stained, yellowed fingernails can be erased with a simple stroke of Chanel’s vitamin E-infused base coat. The pink-tinted formula also has argan oil to tone and soothe marks or discoloration on your nails.
Buy It! Chanel “La Base” coat, $28; neimanmarcus.com