It Doesn’t Get More Luxurious Than the Velvet Nails Trend

Summer was all about glowy skin and glazed nails, but winter is at the door and it’s time to slip into something a bit more cozy… 

Just because we’re wearing gloves, doesn’t mean that our nails needn’t look fabulous. The latest trend involves using sparkles to get a velvety effect which will make you want to stroke your nailbed.

The trend has been popular in Asia for the last few months, with Korean beauty influencers sporting velvety manicures. The look is, in fact, an optical illusion that is created with a magnet which “pulls” the shimmer in the polish and gives a textured effect. 

Many salons stock these polishes with metallic particles, but you can also pick up your own for a DIY manicure.

Paint a base coat in the color of your choice, then top it with a layer of the magnetic polish. Hold the little magnet above your nail while the polish is still wet and direct the shimmer where you’d like it to go. Then, let it dry, and repeat the process with another coat of magnetic polish. Once you’re happy, apply top coat and again hold the magnet to the 4 corners of your nail.

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