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Fairy Nails Are the Must-Have Manicure Trend for Spring/Summer 2024

Add a touch of magic to your mani, no wand required.

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Fairy Nails

In the ever-evolving realm of beauty, the fairy nail trend has emerged as a captivating and magical manicure style that’s taking the fashion world by storm. This whimsical trend (similar to the ‘sugar plum fairy’ beauty trend we saw last summer) is all about embracing the ethereal and fantastical, with dreamy nail designs that transport you to a world of enchantment and wonder. Think pixie dust meets glazed donut nails, plus an enchanting touch of glitter and shimmer. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?  Ahead, we’re giving you all the details on how to get fairy-tale inspired nails in a flash, and live happily mani after…

What Are Fairy Nails?

Fairy nails are characterized by their glittery whimsical designs, often featuring soft pastels, iridescent finishes, and intricate details reminiscent of fairy wings and mystical places. They can include elements like fanciful florals, light-catching sparkles, ethereal gradients, magical metallics, and twinkling stardust, to create a dreamy and otherworldly effect. On TikTok, ‘fairy-core’ nails have gone viral, and I have a feeling Tinkerbell would approve.

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Why Wear Fairy Nails?

Fairy nails stand out with their eye-catching designs and ethereal beauty, making them perfect for those who want to make a statement with their manicure. Whether you’re attending a music festival, formal event or just want to add a touch of magic to your everyday look, fairy nails are versatile enough to suit any occasion. With endless possibilities for designs and colors, you can customize your fairy nails to match your personal style and preferences. Oh, and if you really want to lean into the fairy-core aesthetic, you can also add some whimsical lashes to the mix.  We love Falscara Bling Jewel FX Wisps ($7.99, Falscara.com)

Fairy Nails

How to Get the Fairy Nail Look

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Janene Mascarella