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90s and 00 trends have been making the rounds, and as we head into winter, there's one aughties trend we're sure to see. Ideal to dress up any holiday outfit, #JellyNails are the hot new nail trend everyone is embracing, thanks to TikTok. With high sheen and see-through shades, this nostalgic 90s trend can easily complement any outfit. Nail artist Alex Stonehouse says, “90s trends have been making a comeback for a while, and jelly is no exception. Remember those glittery jelly sandals? Jelly nails are super easy to create: just mix your favorite polish with a clear top coat and apply over a clear nail.”

This trend originally made its rounds a few seasons ago but is back and better than ever. Now #jellynails now has over 275 million views on TikTok. Thanks to the quick and easy how-to videos, this nail design is something anyone can recreate at home. 

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#Jellynails Step-By-Step

Step 1: Choose your shades. One will be a crystal clear top coat or one with sparkle or shimmer for something a little extra. And the second color can be anything of your choosing. 

Step 2: Prep your nail by trimming or pushing the cuticles. Filing and shaping the nail. 

Step 3: Mix on a palette or drop a few drops of your colored nail polish into the clear nail polish bottle and shake.

Step 4: Paint 1-3 coats and allow to dry. The jelly color will change based on how diluted your formula is and how many layers you create. 


From pink to blue, shimmery or classic clear the nail design options are endless and can be customized based on the exact tone you're looking for. Below, we're highlighting some of our favorite top coats to create this look at home. 


Shop The Trend:

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

essie gel-setter

OPI Top Coat

Zoya Sparkle Gloss Top Coat