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Naked Nails: The Ultimate Quiet Luxury Spring Manicure

Naked Nails: The Ultimate Quiet Luxury Spring Manicure
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Move aside the French manicure because naked nails just entered the chat. The next instalment of quiet luxury, naked nails is the trend that the TikTok and social media community are going

crazy for. And we’re here to let you know how you can recreate the trend!

How to create naked nails at home

The naked nails trend is all about celebrating your natural nails and getting the best out of what you have—think healthy, simple, timeless. One thing is for sure, this is a unisex trend, and it’s easy for just about anyone to replicate at home with the right tools and allocated me time. So, save your pennies, and give the ultimate naked nails spring manicure a go.

Smooth hands

Regardless of whether you are visiting a salon or mimicking his trend in the comfort of your home, skin is always the starting point.

Start with an exfoliator such as the Clarins Body Exfoliator Body Scrub. This body scrub comes with dual exfoliating and conditioning action that both refines and detoxifies the skin for a

soothing and soft finish. Apply to damp skin and massage gently into the skin in circular movements, focusing on any rough areas such as the the heel of the hand or wrists. Rinse thoroughly with

warm water to prepare you for step two.

Neat cuticles

The next step to ace naked nails is neat cuticles. Top tip: this step is much easier if you have soaked your hands first. For instance, after a warm bath or shower.

Even with soaked hands, cuticle softener and remover can help the process along. Apply one coat of Mavala Nail Care Cuticle Remover around the clean contour of the nail. Allow to act for one

minute and then using a non-metal manicure stick, gently push the cuticle towards the base of the nail. Wash your hands well with soap and water and dry your nails before you move on to the

next step in your naked nails regime.

Soften hands

Follow with a hand cream for ultimate moisture. Reach for a hand and nail cream for a quick and easy option that kills two birds with one stone. The ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream

is a fantastic option. This luxurious, anti-ageing formula instantly rejuvenates and conditions hands and nails to leave them soft to the touch. A unique blend of Milk Protein, Avellana Seed oil,

Omega 7, Camellia, Virgin Plum and Macadamia provides an all-important protective barrier to lock moisture into the skin. Massage a pea-sized amount into the hands and cuticles. Or, if you

have a drier skin texture, apply generously to your hands, cover them with cotton gloves and leave them overnight for an intensive conditioning treatment.

Natural silhouettes

Next, file and buff your nails to your chosen shape. To ace the trending naked nails manicure, opt for a natural-looking nail shape such as oval, almond or round depending on your preference.

Running low on supplies? The Cath Kidston The Story Tree Manicure Set could be just the fix. The hand cream and cuticle creams come paired with an emery board and nail clippers to help you

get your nails into the perfect condition and shape ready for naked nail polish and all kinds of natural nail designs.

Natural nail polish

The final step of the naked nail manicure is once again down to personal preference. One option is to show off your hard-earned work up to this point with a polish-free nail. Not only does this

scream quiet luxury but it’s very easy upkeep.

Level up the polish-free nail with a transparent, treatment base coat to prevent damage in the long run. The Mavla Nail Care Barrier Base Coat was developed for sensitive nails to prevent

dehydration, splitting and breaking as well as protection from yellowing. One coat and you’re done for the forseeable. The best part? Invisible chips and zero upkeep.

Alternatively, opt for a barely-there, ‘no makeup, makeup’, neutral polish. This is the perfect time to incorporate the much-loved glazed doughnut trend. The NAILS.INC Nail Polish Duo in Glow

Naturale screams ‘your nails but better’, making it the perfect natural nail polish to complete your naked manicure. Begin with the milky shade and finish with the clear pink. Top with a subtle

shimmer to take the next step.

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More of a maximalist in every sense of the word? Explore our full range of nail care and design products at discounted prices, from bright to neutral, to find the perfect product for you. Or read

our blog for endless skincare, beauty and nail inspiration.

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