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The Nude Manicure That Actually Looks Like Real Nails

Unless you look really close, you won't be able to tell where your real nail ends and the extension starts.

When you think of a French manicure, beauty moments from the early aughts that no one hopes to relive call to mind. The frosted lips. The striking blue eye shadow. The OTT blush. We shudder.

While we’re more than glad to have left the white, square tip from the 2000s in the past where they belong, when the French mani went out of fashion, it was a great loss for the non-Kylie Jenner and Cardi B type nail personalities amongst us. Some of us just want to look like we have healthy, shaped nails. A thin coat of varnish and some added length on particularly adventurous instances. Easy enough? Apparently, not.

We’ve lost count of the number of times the search for bare-but-better nails has led us to a shade of an almost nude yet not quite pale pink. The frustrations are very real. Nail minimalists, your cries have been heard. Meet no-makeup makeup equivalent in the manicure department.

Achieved using gel extensions rather than acrylic ones, if you don’t look close enough, you won’t be able to tell they aren’t actually your nails. Or even if you did, you won’t know where the real nail ends and the extension begins. Plus, you won’t be left with god awful nails that are a sight for sore eyes when you run way past your next appointment with the manicurist – we’ve all been down that familiar road.

The next time you’re at the manicurist, pick a photo from the gallery for reference and never relive the sad past of your almost nude nails ever again.

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