The “Naked” Mani Everyone’s Getting to Make Their Nails Look Longer

When it comes to nails, both fashion and beauty girls seem to be united on one thing—a great manicure will always be the cherry on the cake. But, if you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to do at the end of a busy day is to spend half an hour painstakingly applying a base coat, two coats of colour and a top coat only to immediately ruin all your hard work when you unbutton your jeans to switch into your comfies. Which is wear this nail trend comes in—negative space manicures are the newest approach to nude nails. Low-maintenance, stylish and fun, I’m already rushing to the nearest nail salon to try it myself. And there’s something we’ve noticed about every iteration—they magically make your nails look longer, so this is particularly great for anyone who doesn’t want to/can’t grow them out.

Two-toned tips for a subtle pop of colour.
Sparkle adds special occasion take on the negative nails trend.
Experiment with colour at the base and tip of your nails for an editorial edge.
Bare tips mean no chipping for a longer-lasting mani.
A nod to the coral trend with this scallop-edged manicure.
A bare base helps nail art to look more grown up.
This regenerating base coat will help your bare nails to shine by keeping them strong and healthy. 
Apply this daily to give your nail beds a dose of glow-boosting vitamin E and marula oil.
The best top coat in the business. Apply a layer every couple of days to stop your nails from chipping and peeling 
Not ready to go completely bare? This lightweight nude adds a barely-there wash of colour to nails if you’re after some extra polish.