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These Nails Are Gonna Make You Jelly!

9 August, 2018 - 08:47pm by - Head Pixie | 22 Comments

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. 

So who's taking an inspo pic to their nail technician when it next comes time to get your nails gussied? Who's brave enough to try this jelly look at home? Or is this look firmly in 'yeah nah' territory for you? Chat away!



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14th September, 2018

Lots of work in these nails, but a bit too busy for me

7th September, 2018


30th August, 2018

These look super cute... but not for me!!

28th August, 2018

I'm an 'out-there' kinda gal. Always dressed as though a unicorn has vomited on me basically, but it's a yeah nah from me. Whenever I see super long nails I cringe a little inside. Like how do they do ANYTHING at all, without getting that awful feeling of things stuck under your nails?? It gives me the heeby-jeebies! How do you use the bathroom properly, and not catch oodles of moisturiser under them? And forget gardening, even with gloves! As a person who works within the health sector, I just think GERMS GERMS GERMS hahaha. The colors are pretty, but that's where it ends from my view point. xx

25th August, 2018

Im not a fan of these nail designs. I love nail art but nothing this extreme. I’m also not a fan of super long nails

14th August, 2018

These are very pretty I love them . Especially for a special event

14th August, 2018

Yeah Nah... sorry not for me and the length of those nails is just insane!

12th August, 2018

I'm wanting to get into nail decorations and DIY - looks good but not sure I'd be able to do that yet. Baby steps for me first ha ha ha.

11th August, 2018

Um nope, I'm sure these can look great but not my kinda thing

11th August, 2018

Wow, they look interesting!

10th August, 2018

Interesting look, but I prefer a simpler polish

10th August, 2018

I loved sparkly pink jelly shoes as a kid. The plant print jelly nail is definitely my favorite here.

10th August, 2018

I like them all but not the see -through look. The leaves and nail art look great but the see through makes me think they look cheap. They also are too long to be practical

10th August, 2018

I'm lucky to get a decent nice looking french mani. So this waaay out of my expertise. If I had the funds to get a mani done I think there are other manicures I would prefer.

10th August, 2018

Those nail art are absolutely beautiful! I'm so envious of people who can pull these off, it's too impractical for my daily life :(


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