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There will always be a time and a place for detailed nail art, shimmery designs, and vibrant nail colors, but similar to the way we’re pairing back our skin and hair routines — nail trends have also taken a turn for the natural side. In addition to “Lip Gloss Nails,” “Milk Bath Nails,” or even “Glazed Donut Nails,” one of the latest trends making headlines lately is “My Nails But Better” or #MNBB, which puts focus on minimal upgrades and nude colored hues that highlight your natural nail.

Most attribute this trend (and countless others) to Hailey Bieber and the glazed donut mani she rocked at the 2022 Met Gala, but perhaps this trend has been destined to take over for a while now. From embracing natural hair texture to blending grays and prioritizing skincare over everything else, the #MNBB trend fits into this natural narrative.

Why You’ll Love the #MNBB Trend

There are a few other reasons why the “My Nails But Better” trend has become so popular.

  • It’s low maintenance
  • Matches any outfit
  • It can be worn with any nail length or shape
  • Easy to DIY at home

How To Get The Look:


First, you’ve got to decide which barely-there finish you’re after. Milk Bath Nails are about creating a milky, sheer base, while Glazed Donut features a slight shimmer, and Minimal French uses the faintest line to enhance a natural French manicure-looking finish.

Once the shade — nude, pink, milky, shimmer, or sheer — is decided, the key is to prep the nail bed, from shaping to filing, nipping, pushing, and most importantly, moisturizing, to create a seamless foundation to apply the polish.

If you want to add a slight detail, creating a floral pattern or applying dots or cherries (another huge trend this season) over your clean background is a great way to stick with the trend while also adding a touch of glamour.

#MNBB Trend Variations