‘Milky nails’ are this season’s chicest new nail trend

Milky Nails Are This Season’s Chicest New Understated Nail Trend

For an understated yet elegant manicure, look no further

January 19 2021

If you’re partial to an understated manicure, there’s a new nail trend taking off you’ll definitely want to hear about.

Because while we love bold tie dye nails and seashell-inspired designs as much as the next nail art superfan, it's nice to know there's a neutral single shade look that's every bit as on-trend, just way easier to create.

Meet ‘milky nails’, the latest nail craze to hit Instagram; we'd describe them as downright stunning, but don’t take our word for it, check out the look for yourself:




Gorgeous, right? We’re loving it as a new interpretation of the classic white mani; still crisp and clean, just a little more modern thanks to the cloudy finish.

As you can see, the look features white polish with a slightly translucent appearance – pretty much what a glass of milk looks like, but on your nails.

If you’re keen to copy the vibe, try a sheer white nail polish like OPI’s Funny Bunny, and give your nails that hyper-glossy finish by capping them off with a shiny topcoat like Revlon's Ulitimate Shine Top Coat.

OPI Nail Lacquer Funny Bunny

Revlon Ulitimate Shine Top Coat

It seems celebs are fans of the trend, too. Not only has Priyanka Chopra tried the milky manicure on for size, but Kylie Jenner just debuted her new cloudy cream nails, and they're gorgeous.




Kylie isn't the only Jenner sister getting in on the action, either – Kendall just proved the trend is still going strong with a milky mani of her own. Her North Hollywood nail salon (@modernpampersalon if you're after some A-list inspo) posted a pic of her chalky colour, aptly captioning it 'Milky'.

So, now that we have both Jenner ladies' stamps of approval, we'll be stockpiling white polish like it's going out of style (which, ironically, it evidently is not)...

Main image credit: Getty Images

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