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Here’s How To Get Lip Gloss Nails, The Latest Viral Mani

Lip gloss nails are 2023’s new hottest trend – and I need them now! There’s been so many nail trends within the past year it’s been too hard to even keep up with. Everyone loved recreating Hailey Bieber’s viral glazed donut and candy cane nails to trying out shiny velvet nails. This newest trend is like a refreshing, minimalistic take on these past nail trends. 

Celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner have been spotted recently rocking this popular manicure look. Even though TikTok dubbed this manicure as lip gloss nails, you won’t actually be applying your fave Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb all over your nails. (But wouldn’t that be a cool hack?) This manicure basically mimics the shininess of lip gloss with nude polish and a jelly-like top coat for extra glossiness. This look can be done on any nail shapes, and looks amazing on all skin tones. It’s also the perfect winter-to-spring transition nail shade!


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♬ The Hills x The Color Violet x Creepin – darkvidez

Achieving this glossy manicure is so easy. First, prepping your nails is super important. You want your polish to be smooth, so filing your nails to your preferred shape and buffing them will make a huge difference! Next, choose a sheer glossy pink shade (or any glossy-sheer polish closest to your natural nail color) as your base. I love OPI’s Bubble Bath ($12) or Bare My Soul ($14), Essie’s Mademoiselle ($7), IBD’s Just Gel Polish in Seashell Pink ($14) if you prefer gel, or Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Naked. The last step is to add an extra shiny top coat like OPI’s Brilliant Top Coat ($14) or Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish Shiny Top Coat ($9) in two or three coats to get that jelly-like shine. 


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♬ Drive – James Pyke

You could also add a shimmery top coat instead, or a chrome powder for even more shine! This manicure also looks great with a classic french tip or fun nail art. It’s completely up to you on how you want to master the lip gloss nail trend. 

Katherine is a student at Stevens - The Institute of Business and Arts, majoring in Business Administration in St. Louis, MO. When she's not writing for Her Campus, you can find her posting on her blog, drinking her favorite coffee, and making playlists on Spotify! Feel free to follow her on Instagram to keep up with her latest posts @Kadiskreations 💖