Hey Prismpop cuties! Come along with me as I get the viral nail trend started by none other than Hailey Bieber herself: "Pearl Nails"! 🤍✨💅🏼
Over the last few weeks I have been seeing endless articles, pictures, and videos about the Hailey Bieber "Pearl Nails" and I was OBSESSED with the look of them from the second I saw them. I knew that I needed to see what the trend would look like on my nails and of course I had to take you guys along with me!
💎What Is the Viral Hailey Bieber Nails Trend?
It's all I hear about. Over the last few weeks, I've been spammed with endless articles, images, and videos about Hailey Bieber's pearl nails. As soon as I saw them, I understood the hype and knew I had to create them for myself!
They are a shiny twist to a classic white nail. I was curious to find out how this trend would turn out on my nails and decided to take you all along for the ride! 💅
These nails are an upgrade to the ever classic, but sometimes boring nude nail. I wanted to mix things up, like Hailey. These nails are an opaque white polish with a chrome finish.
💅How to DIY Pearl Nails💎
It's so easy to get the salon spa experience at home. Set the mood with the right lighting, fragrance, and background sound. This is the first step to creating the mood for the perfect manicure.
Now let's get into getting these pearl nails at home:
1. Prep The Skin
Find a gentle hand or body scrub. Use this to make your hands smooth and soft. It will lift off any dead skin and make your manicure look even better.
2. Clean Nails
Whether you have on polish or not, it is so important to clean your nails before applying anything. Residue or oils will prevent the polish from holding and will shorten the life of your manicure. Remove all excess gel or nail polish for a clean base.
3. Shape, Clip, File
Start by pushing back the cuticles and trimming any hangnails. Shape your nails to the desired shape. I chose the almond shape, which is great for this look and exactly how Hailey does it.
4. Nail Polish
Apply the OPI Gel lacquer in the shade Funny Bunny. Normally you'd apply three layers of the gel nail polish, but for this look make sure to only apply two layers of the gel. This will help create that translucent, iridescent finish when the chrome powder is applied.
5. Pearlize Those Nails!
Add one layer of the OPI Tin Man Can Chrome Powder in the color Alpine Snow. Use the little cotton swab that comes with the powder. It is so beautiful and satisfying to watch this powder transform my nails!
The last step is to dry your nails as you normally would! The chrome powder doesn't add any extra drying time, so just wait as long as you have to.
💅Hero Product Alert: OPI Tin Man Can Nail Lacquer 💎
The key product to get this look is the OPI Tin Man Can, also known as the OPI Chrome Effects Mirror Shine Nail Powder. This is a titanium and graphite chrome powder.
When applied to the nail it creates a futuristic chrome effect, just like Hailey's. The product comes in three different colors; to replicate the look, we'll use the white color.
This chrome powder works both for a gel manicure and lacquer. OPI is the first to market with this professional use product and like all of my favorite OPI products, it offers long-wear durability and is easy to apply and remove!
The color selection of the OPI Tin Man Can is beautiful! It comes in Alpine Snow (the grayish-white color I use in this tutorial). There is also a Plate To The Chief, a soft beige color, and Black Onyx, which will be my choice for my next manicure!
I also love how this powder can be layered to your desired finish. You can do a light dusting to let any nail color bleed through. It's completely customizable!
Talk about shine! The finish of this is my favorite thing about it! If you're bored of a plain manicure, this is a way to step things up.
You get a cool iridescent chrome finish to your nails. It still looks classy but is a bit more interesting.
Another attribute of this product is you can layer it to your desired opacity. If you want a gentle glazed effect, do a thin coat. If you want a really heavy chrome look, you can add more!
This stuff dries in no time! It is an extra step in the manicure process but only takes a few minutes. It's quick and easy to incorporate.
With a gel manicure, you can get over two weeks of wear with the OPI Tin Man Can! My manicure lasted so long!
Like all of the OPI products I use, this one too is excellent quality!
I love how this update on the classic neutral nail uses gel and chrome powder to create a pearlescent mani!
Hailey Bieber is known for her glaze for days. She has glazed donut skin, glazed hair, and now glazed nails.
This trend makes your nails have that dewy glazed look 24/7. Hear, hear!💎💎
💅What Are Glazed Donut Nails?
If you're unfamiliar with glazed donut nails, let me fill you in. Glazed donut nails are when your nails are a creamy nude with a pearlescent finish. Pretty much when your nails look like a Krispy Kreme donut.
If you're into that kind of look, OPI Tin Man Can is the way to achieve it. This look has been the "it" nail of summer and I predict it will continue into the fall and winter.
OPI Chrome Effects is a powder. It contains titanium and graphite. Just be careful when applying it, to do so gently so you don't inhale the particles and get dust everywhere.
The Chrome Effects Mirror Shine Nail Powder retails for $33.79! You get so much use out of just one tin, so one will last you for many manicures (and pedicures) to come!
The set of nails I had done was just $50.
Pros of OPI Tin Man Can
💎A refreshing take on the classic neutral nail look
💎Perfect choice for a bride-to-be, this look just screams bride! (I got it done for my engagement photos)
💎Very easy to achieve (you can do this at home with ease and efficiency)
💎Long-lasting (it doesn't make my nails any more prone to chipping)
💎Ultra shiny finish which I love; my nails look like real-life gems
Cons of OPI Tin Man Can
The main obstacle is purchasing the product. OPI designed it for professional use only, so you have to find a local eligible salon that does chrome nails. You can sometimes find it online, but that will always be through a third-party reseller.
I've linked the exact product below for you to DIY this look!
💅Other Pearled Nail Products
As mentioned, to get this exact look, just like Hailey's, she used the OPI Tin Man Can, and so did I! I highly recommend using it if you can get your hands on it or find a local technician who uses it. Otherwise, these three products below have a similar finish, but I do think OPI's is more pronounced and long-lasting.
Moonstone by ILNP
One of the best things about this nail polish toper is that it comes with vivid hues. It pops the color when they are exposed to light.
PROs: This polish does have an iridescent pearl finish.
CONs: it is in the shade "Moonstone," so hues of blue are more prominent. I tend to like a neutral nail color and with the OPI Tin Man Can, I get a white finish.
Lakur Pearl Nail Polish
It’s a luxury nail polish but comes at a cheaper price. One of things that i love about this product is that it's vegan and cruelty free.
PROs: At $16 a bottle, this is a high-end polish.
CONs:It isn't as dramatic as the chrome powder though for me.
Pop Arazzi Iridescent Walking on Air
This brand is a drugstore version of the OPI Tin Man. It does have that pearl effect on your nails. Plus, it's a paraben-free and vegan product.
PROs: This nail polish does have a pearl effect to it.
CONs: If you just want to apply polish this could work. However, it takes quite a few coats to build up.
💎Why I Love This Pearl #Nailtrend
I can't tell you how obsessed I am with these nails! This frosted finish is so elegant. It feels like my nails are an extension of my rings!
These pearl nails are perfect for my upcoming engagement shoot 💎, and they'd be great for bridal parties, weddings, graduations, or just a fresh frosted twist on your everyday nail. OPI Tin Man Can makes it so easy to get these Hailey Bieber nails!💅
Here is the exact product to achieve these pearl nails for that glazed donut look! I think that they are stunning and gorgeous.
What do you guys think of pearl nails? Let me know below, would you try this out?💎
Why Trust Me?
I have been trying to achieve this nail trend for weeks. Finding the perfect pearl color finished has been the main goal.
After trying all the other nail polishes in the market, nothing completes the pearl nails better than the OPI Tin Man.
Recreating different trends can be done using other nail products in the market. However, if you want the exact pearl nails that Hailey Bieber has, then its best that you stick to the OPI Tin Man. .
💎What Is a Pearl Manicure?💎
A pearl manicure is when your nails have a soft-iridescent finish. There are many ways this can be achieved, whether through using Tin Man Can or another method.
Some nail polishes come with an iridescent finish in the lacquer, but the effect is not as strong. To achieve my pearl manicure, I went to Sand Spa Hermosa Beach! Shoutout to Sand Spa!💅
I have shared this salon with you all before. It's featured in my "Lovely Nails with Green Color: #summernailstrend 2022" video.
This salon delivered my pearl manicure. It is my go-to spa in the South Bay area. They are a female and LGBTQIA-owned business, so it's really important for me that I support them.
They capture what great service and great results look like. If you do ever go to Sand Spa Hermosa and want this look, Nikki is your gal! She is crazy talented.
💅Are Hailey Bieber’s Nails Acrylic?
Hailey stopped using acrylics because they took a toll on her natural nails! The fashion mogul worked with her technician to find a solution for the length that was less damaging.
They landed on PolyGel. PolyGel nails are synthetic gel nail extensions that help you get your desired nail length and shape. They are bonded to your nail but easily removed with acetone when taking off your nail polish.
Most people who switch to PolyGel find their natural nails in much better health and say that they are more comfortable than acrylics.
What Nail Polish 💅 Does Hailey Bieber Wear?
She likes to change it up, but her nail artist, Zola, did mention that Hailey does have a favorite go-to brand!
She loves to use OPI. For her pearl nails, Zola used the OPI GelColor in Funny Bunny, a topcoat, and the OPI Tin Man Can in Alpine Snow.
💎How to Get Pearl Nails Like Hailey Bieber’s Pearl Nails?
Bieber says she gets this look by asking her nail artist to do a thin coat of color, like white. Then she tops it with a thin top coat to reduce the color, which is lastly finished with chrome dust. This chrome dust is what gives the nails their finished pearlized effect.
You too can get this nail look with a professional nail artist or using the nail tips in the "How To" section. 💎
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