Be it a Brazillian, French, an Acrylic manicure, or the famous checkerboard nail art pattern, nail styling has been synonymous with style statement. Stylized manicures have been ruling the beauty domain for a long time, thanks to our fashionistas and celebrities. Not only are many Hollywood actresses huge fans of nail art, but our Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor also swears by sassy stylish nails all the time. Recently, this style trend was all over the internet when famous Hollywood actor Hailey Barber wore them at an event. An off-white pearly look manicured look, milky nails have been making quite some noise. Enameled in light tones with a light yet glossy finish, the milky nails trend has got this unique name due to its subtle, milky-looking effect.

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Also called glazed donut manicure, milky nails are not a regular white manicure but a middle point between a non-translucent white manicure and a sheer white manicure with a faded translucent effect.

Minimal yet chic, as the name says, milky nails remind of a glass of milk. It is a manicure which is more about the polish color and nail sheen rather than just the nail art.

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Not very cumbersome to create, here are the steps that will lead you to those Bebo inspired suave nails and let you achieve the milky white finish:

Prepare Nails For The Polish

Prepping your nails before polish is a must. Wash your hands and remove any old polish with nail polish remover. Soak your fingertips in a bowl of warm salt water for a few minutes. You can add a bit of alum. 

Remove Dead Skin

Using a cuticle pusher, push the cuticles backwards and the carefully clean the excess skin. Wipe the nails with a cotton ball dipped in nail paint remover one more time.

Apply Base Coat

Applying a base coat is the first step to get milky manicure. This coat will protect the nails and helps the manicure last longer.

Layer With White Polish

Apply a super thin layer giving a sheer white tone to nails. Allow this layer to dry for about five minutes to prevent the subsequent layer of polish from getting mixed up with this one.

Smoothen The Skin

Once the polish phase is complete and nails have had ample time to get dry, finish your manicure with cuticle oil followed by a rich hand lotion for softness. Once this is done, you are ready to nail it down!

For the love for nail art, this trend is ready to prompt you and we bet you are on your way want to try this out. However, here are some essentials that your manicure kit must possess if you are looking for smoother hands and bright nails. Foray into this infographic to know more


5 essentials for strong sparkling nails