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Best Glazed-Doughnut Nails and Ideas

The Best Iterations of the "Glazed Doughnut" Nail Trend

Best Glazed-Doughnut Nails and Ideas

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Go on any social media platform and there is a 90 percent chance that you will see someone trying the nail trend of the moment: "glazed doughnut" nails. Hailey Bieber revealed in a recent POPSUGAR interview that she first discovered the nail look by accident thanks to her go-to manicurist, Zola Ganzorigt.

"I go through phases where I stick to a theme with my nails for a consistent amount of time," Bieber says. First, it was doing these jelly-coloured nails, and after that it was neon polish. Then, right before the Met Gala, Ganzorigta suggested setting her sheer pink manicure with a chrome dust powder instead of a normal top coat. "I've done chrome before, but I had never done it with a thin coat of polish before," Bieber says. "As soon as we did it, I was like, 'I'm sticking with this. This is my new phase.'"

If you're wondering where exactly the name stems from, it's simple: the manicure is meant to look like the glazed topping of a doughnut. The "wet look" is created by using traditional chrome powder, typically one thin coat, in either a light or sheer neutral colour to give that barely-there look to the nail.

Since Bieber's appearance at the Met Gala, glazed doughnut nails have taken on a life of their own, with everyone from celebrities to nail enthusiasts trying their own iterations of the trend. We've also seen people stray from the typical milky colours and instead use pinks and neons in an effort to give the manicure a bolder finish. Others are combining it with classic nail art designs like the french manicure.

As you can see, there are numerous ways to wear the glazed doughnut nail trend. If you'd like some inspiration before giving the look a try for yourself, we rounded up the best renditions of the manicure to get your creative juices flowing, ahead.

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