Salt Crystal Nails Are The Newest, Weirdest Trend in Nail Art

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Salt Crystal Nails Are The Newest, Weirdest Trend in Nail Art
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Hi, welcome to the decade of nail art trends, where every single month brings us a new Instagram-hyped trend that burns brightly for a few weeks before dying a quick, quiet death. We’ve had unicorn horn nails, which were almost painful to look at, mint-green nails, which bordered on year-round St. Patrick’s Day-y, and now, we bring you salt crystal nails, the newest nail art trend that is, surprisingly, incredibly pretty. No, really.

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Salt crystals nails—which are less like the crystalized table salt in your kitchen and more like the giant salt crystal that sits on the nightstand of your yoga-obsessed friend—look like a sheer slab of marble that pretty much deserve to be Instagrammed. In a Glamour interview with beauty influencer Jamie King, who first posted photos of her salt crystal nails (though she called her millennial-pink spinoff “pink quartz” nails), said of the trend, “I think it’s the whole aesthetic and vibe that marble gives off, it’s a classic design that never really goes out of style. And honestly, you could put anything on a marble slab and it will look pretty. I think that’s why everybody loves it so much—it just gives such a pretty vibe to anything, whether that’s your nails or home decor.”

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Right? We weren’t lying; these crystal nails are insanely pretty. And though getting them done at a salon is way easier, you can still try your hand at these crystal nails at home with a few sheer polishes, a super-thin nail brush, some nail polish remover, and this in-depth YouTube tutorial. Or, you know, just go to the salon. Click through to see more inspo images, and get ready to see your Instagram inundated with rose-quartzy, salt crystal-y nails.

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