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Mesmerising Nail Trend for Winter – “Velvet Nails”

The appeal of velvet is tactile, first and foremost. It’s the smooth and silky touch of luxe velour that makes you spend half of your November pay check on a party dress. But the second, and often less appreciated, glamour of velvet is the unique soft-silk shine, which is being replicated in the (much more affordable) holiday nail-art trend taking over Instagram.

An upgrade from routine glitter or metallic polish, the velvet manicure is all about the way the light bounces off the fingernails, giving the illusion of a velvet-y finish (but with a smooth, non-fuzzy feel). For a visual — best captured on video — scroll through the chicest examples of the nail-art trend. From festive green to pale gold and silver shimmer, there’s a velvet look that will speak to your pre-holiday aesthetic.

We were first tipped off to the manicure trend by nail artist Amy Le, after this post of her green velvet nails went viral.

Following her initial post, Le remodelled her velvet shimmer manicure, only this time in a champagne tone. She said she plans to share the full how-to guide (including polish details) on the Pro level of her Patreon, where she drops monthly nail tutorials.

Nail artist Michelle Won shared a similar velour-inspired manicure. Hers was also in a shade of forest green, and she says she achieved it using a nail polish by Japanese label Ice Gel.

You can’t go wrong with a silky sliver, like this look by nail artist Christine Doan.

If you’re wearing long acrylic tips, give them the trending velvet treatment with a two-toned black-and-green colour play, modelled after this custom manicure, also by Won. (Scroll for the action shot.)

Credit: Original article published here.

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