Hailey Bieber's nail artist always has these 3 nude nail polishes in her kit

The bare necessities

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 13 2023

Hailey Bieber has a special talent for nailing a manicure (pun intended).

But she wouldn’t be able to dazzle us with chrome dust if it wasn’t for the expertise of her nail artist Zola Ganzorigt — the brilliant mind behind Bieber’s glazed donut manicure. 

Bieber has dabbled with strawberry and chocolate flavours, but it's her original glaze that we keep coming back to.

Ganzorigt always uses OPI Chrome effects in ‘Tin Man Can’ as a topper to achieve that signature chrome finish. 

But when it comes to nude nail polish there are only three shades in her kit that she keeps on rotation (and one brand she prefers above all others). 

“My favorite neutral nail polishes are OPI Bubble Bath ($23.95 at The Iconic),” Ganzorigt told Refinery29. Besides the sheer pink classic, she loves the cream pinky nude “OPI Put It In Neutral ($14.99 at Chemist Warehouse), and OPI Bare My Soul ($19.50 at Oz Hair & Beauty)” —  a sheer brown-toned pinky nude.  

OPI Bubble Bath

OPI Put It In Neutral

OPI Bare My Soul

She also recommends mixing nail polish colours to find your perfect nude.

“I tend to mix colors a lot when working with my clients because everyone is different and one shade doesn’t work for all," she explained.

How to recreate Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut manicure

1/ Ganzorigt applies and UV-cures a sheer layer of OPI’s Stay Strong Gel Base Coat.

2/ She then lacquers the nail in a sheer layer of neutral gel polish. However, if the colour is too opaque she’ll dilute the potency of the polish first, mixing it with a clear polish on an artist’s palette. After application she’ll cure the gel polish under a UV lamp. 

3/ Ganzorigt applies and cures a single layer of OPI’s Stay Shiny Gel Top Coat, and then dusts the nails in OPI Chrome effects in ‘Tin Man Can’. She then applies one final layer of top coat and cures it under a UV lamp. 

Pro tip: Ask your own nail tech if they can help you recreate Ganzoright’s process. While there are a wealth of glazed donut nail polishes that imitate the same look, the exact products she uses are only available in salons. 

Main image credit: @nailsbyzola / Getty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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