It is no secret that TikTok is the home base of trends. Just this year, we have seen TikTok bring back hair tinsel and white concealer, look to Bella Hadid to find inspo on how to highlight our jawlines, and much, much more. A lot of these TikTok trends are throwbacks to pay homage to the greatest decades ever, the ‘90s and ’00s, but in its latest and greatest, TikTok has truly nailed a trend that isn’t totally just a throwback: jelly nails.
Who knew that diluting clear nail polish with colored nail polish would be such a great nail tip? At the time of writing, the hashtag #jellynails has almost 140 million views on the app — partly because of how easy it is to take part in this DIY trend.
Posting a “how-to”, TikTok user @uuy4mkish explains that the formula for jelly nails is basically a mix of clear nail polish with added color to it. (Talk about easy to do!) The possibilities are endless and the result is a glass-like and transparent look.
Of course, as is usually the case on TikTok, even a standard trend always leads creators to do what they do best: get creative. Currently featured among the jelly nail TikTok realm are @denizsarlar28 and her red jelly nails with a french tip twist and @chjfilms and her DIY white heart jelly nails — perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Also, just in time for strawberry season, @rosie.amie adds a DIY strawberry to her red jellies; while user @dicakoo has shown off her jelly nails proficiency by creating flawless designs in both a light green color and a pastel blue hue with fun variations.
This trend might just be the easiest way to switch up our nail game for spring and summer and we are here for it. Check out some more jelly nails TikTok below, and excuse us while we go buy some clear nail polish to create the manicure of our dreams.
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