‘Sea glass’ nails are the latest manicure trend that’s just in time for summer

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If you have ever walked along the beach and discovered colourful, smooth shapes dotted in the sand, you have probably stumbled on sea glass. But what is it? Basically, it’s physically- and chemically-weathered glass, so it has rounded edges and a fancy frosted finish. Many people collect it to make into jewellery or just to display decoratively in bowls around the house because it’s so pretty. And it has also inspired this season’s latest manicure trend: sea glass nails are coming in hot, and just in time for summer. Convenient!

Sea glass nails are a frosted summer fave

The latest in manicure trends that you are about to see flooding your Insta feed are sea glass nails. This ocean-inspired look is versatile, with some people having colourful tips and others opting for the entire nail to be a frosted fantasy. For an even more authentic effect, you can also have an assortment of different colours in one manicure look (because when last did you see pieces of sea glass all being the same shade?).

The late 90s / early-2000s have been on trend for some time, with jelly nails being one of the standout manicure trends of 2019. Sea glass nails are an updated version of this look, which is slightly muted but will still have everyone asking where you got your nails done. And we expect to see a lot more of this fun-yet-sophisticated style in 2020.

As is evident from this social media roundup, this look is fully customisable and pairs well with sunny summer days, balmy nights and beach adventures. This nail trend can stay.

Are you going to be asking your manicurist to hook you up with some dreamy sea glass nails this summer? Tweet us @CosmopolitanSA using #COSMOBeauty to let us know.

Feature image: Instagram / @tres.she

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