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With everything from French Donut Nails to Glazed Donut Hair the glazed donut nail trend took the world by storm and rose to the #1 nail trend spot in 2023 and following the glass-like hair and skin trend, is still trending in 2024. This sweet and simple look is perfect for any occasion, and it's surprisingly easy to achieve at home. Keep reading to get to know the trend and how to create the look.

What are Glazed Donut Nails?

Glazed donut nails are a type of manicure that features a nude base color with a sheer, pearlescent or iridescent topcoat. The result is a subtle, shimmery look that resembles the glaze on a donut.


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Why are Glazed Donut Nails so Popular?

There are a few reasons why glazed donut nails are so popular. First, they are a very versatile look that can be dressed up or down. Second, they are relatively easy to achieve at home. And third, they are simply a fun and trendy way to add a touch of sweetness to your manicure.

How to Create Glazed Donut Nails at Home

To create glazed donut nails at home, you will need:

  • A nude base color polish
  • A sheer, pearlescent or iridescent topcoat
  • A nail file
  • A nail buffer
  • Cotton swabs
  • Nail polish remover

The Steps:

  1. Start by filing and buffing your nails to create a smooth surface.
  2. Apply a thin coat of nude base color polish to your nails.
  3. Let the base color polish dry completely.
  4. Apply a thin coat of sheer, pearlescent or iridescent topcoat to your nails.
  5. Let the topcoat dry completely.
  6. If you want to add more shine, you can apply a second coat of topcoat.

Pro Tips for Creating Glazed Donut Nails

  • For a more subtle look, use a sheer topcoat. For a more dramatic look, use an iridescent topcoat.
  • If you don't have a sheer, pearlescent or iridescent topcoat, you can create your own by mixing a clear topcoat with a shimmery eyeshadow or pigment.
  • If you make a mistake, don't worry! Just dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and clean it up.

Shop The Look:

OPI Bubble Bath

ILNP in Soft Café Latte

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Glazed donut nails are a fun and easy way to add a touch of sweetness to your manicure. With a few simple steps, you can achieve this trendy look at home.