With April 12 right around the corner, I can’t wait to go and get my nails all done up once the salons open. For those of us waiting to get our manis, chances are we’ve been eyeing up nail art, including perhaps the aurora effect. But what are aurora nails? Here’s what you need to know, including where the design comes from, and how to do aurora nails at home.
What Are Aurora Nails?
Aurora nails are — as their name may suggest — pretty magical. If you consider what the word aurora actually represents (a natural electrical phenomenon, which results in incredible light displays across the sky), you can pretty quickly work out what to expect from aurora nails. These nails are iridescent, holographic, or opalescent, and catch the light in beautiful ways. And the experts are already fully on board.
“I love the way these nails catch the light in a space-age unicorn kind of way, they look like a real life filter,” notes Suzi Rezler, founder of press-on nail brand Naillery.
“This is yet another design — following the Velvet nails trend — that creates a magical mysterious effect,” say the team at Selfish salon. “Different textures, sparkly and iridescent effects are extremely popular nail art trends at the moment.”