By BR Tabatha
Are you ready to discover the summeriest nails ever? The most retro nail look ever? A nail look that will make you want to buy a pair of jellies and get them on your feet so you can do a jelly toe/shoe/nail combo? What am I even wahhing on about? Jelly nails, people. Jelly nails. They're a thing, and we kind of love them.
Initially the trend started off simply enough, featuring neon jelly nails, sometimes with a little added sparkle, but over the last wee bit it has quickly become a trend that can be as tame or terrific as you want! Check out the gorgeous nails from Nailed by Cleo! That plant print takes the jelly nails next level.
And then there's the watercolour/yellow glittler combo as created by NailDid (above) and the blush-coloured flowers from So Hot Right Nail (below). They're just SO pretty! And for a person who spent a good chunk of her life thinking jelly shoes were the ugliest (after crocs) shoe ever - that's saying something! These nail looks make me like jellies! They make me want them! Not just on my feet, but on my digits! Oooooh, imagine if a nail artist painted a jelly shoe on a jelly nail?
So is it a DIY look? Wellllllll, maybe if you have a Simply Nailogical-like confidence in your nail doing abilities. There are a few ways to achieve jelly nails. One is to place a clear but coloured acrylic nail on top of your existing nail. Another is to sculpt the extra length of the nail using gel. Or a clear tip can be added to the end of your existing nail. Would we try it at home? No. We think this might best be left for those who are professionals.