A Guide To Butter Nails, The Spring Manicure Of The Moment
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A Guide To Butter Nails, The Spring Manicure Of The Moment

Pastels? For spring? Groundbreaking.

While the British weather might not have gotten the memo, spring is right around the corner – and if you’re looking for a manicure to get you in the mood, butter nails just might be the beauty trend for you. Here’s everything you need to know.

This Is The Perfect Spring Manicure

What Are Butter Nails?

The trendiest of manicures right now, butter nails are all about pastel yellow tones. They were recently shown off by none other than Selena Gomez, and they’re the perfect choice if you want to get in the Easter mood.

The look depends upon a rather specific shade of yellow – brighter than vanilla but slightly less vibrant than lemon or canary. It’s a pale, creamy colour that brings to mind daffodils and spring sun (and the butter on your hot cross buns, of course). Red might be taking over the runways, but butter yellow is set to be a go-to when it comes to beauty.

How To Ask For Butter Nails At The Salon

While butter yellow should be a relatively straightforward look to ask for at the salon, you might want to come armed with reference pictures just in case. Take a look at Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, making sure you know exactly what shade of yellow you’re after.

Butter Nails Inspiration

 

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How To Recreate The Look At Home

Fancy trying butter nails at home? Take a look at these products.

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OPI butter yellow nail polish against matching background

OPI

Blinded By The Ring Light, £17.50, opi.com

Pastel yellow Chanel nail polish

Chanel

Le Vernis Nail Colour In 129 – Ovni, £29, chanel.com

Black Mylee nail polish with a pastel yellow shade

Mylee

Twist & Shine Gel Polish, £8.99, essie.co.uk