Hailey Bieber's Glazed Donut Nails: Recreate the Look Sustainably
Hailey Bieber's glazed donut nails look is easily emulated with these sustainable polishes. Here's how to master the trend.
We're all about sustainably-minded shine—and a survey of Hailey Bieber's nail game is a sure sign that we're not alone.
Bieber's impossibly dewy complexion has elicited envy, a skincare line, and a full-on aesthetic: glazed donut, the descriptor referring to a finish as glossy as the coating on your Krispy Kreme. And while you were busy trying to figure out how to properly frost your skin, another iteration of the trend has manifested in the form of glazed donut nails.
How to Get Hailey Bieber's Glazed Donut Nails
Dreamed up by Bieber's nail artist Zola Ganzorigt, the manicure is defined by a barely-there pearlescent finish, like a layer of liquid sugar pulled from bed to almond-shaped tip.
The look is neutral enough to complement any season, occasion, or style—which means it's likely here to stay. It even got a makeover for fall and winter: chocolate glazed donut nails. This rendition simply involves swapping in a chocolate-brown color, then applying a few drops of the shiny top coat.
Ganzorigt opts for OPI, but the light-catching look is just as achievable with a more eco-friendly polish. Who knows, this may be your introduction to a new favorite brand.
Here, six sustainable options to help you achieve a flawless glazed donut manicure.
6 Eco-Friendly Polishes for Your Glazed Donut Nails
1. Ella + Mia Everglow Nail Polish, $13
This holographic formula can cover your nailbeds with a simple sheen or can be layered on with a few coats for the glazed donut effect. Plus, the polish is vegan, cruelty-free, PETA and Leaping Bunny-certified, 17-free, and made in the United States.
2. Nails Inc. Plant Power Polish in Free Time Is Me Time, $10
Plant-powered with a high-shine finish? Sign us up! This extreme long-wear formula is the perfect base for some chrome powder, and is vegan and cruelty-free. Bonus: The cap is recyclable and sustainably-made.
3. Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Call Me Poetry, $18
Smith & Cult's vegan and cruelty-free polish requires no extra products to try the Hailey Bieber phenomenon—look at that reflective glow.
4. Kure Bazaar Nail Polish in French Eclat, $18
The organic polish—crafted from 85% natural ingredients—is built for everything from an everyday manicure to a bridal look. Clean, classy, and just the right amount of sweet.
5. Olive & June Nail Polish in Cosmic, $9
This simple Olive & June color has big sparkle energy, is vegan and cruelty-free, and offers a more natural take on the glazed donut nail trend.
6. Nails Inc. Hawaii Beach Nude Nail Polish, $9
For the fall and winter chocolate glazed donut look, try this brown shade that's so good you'll want to eat it up.
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