Strawberry Milk Nails: The Adorable Manicure Trend In Bloom

The number of options you have when it comes to your nails can be overwhelming, since you can always change up the colors, types of manicures, and shape of your nails. With so many options, it's no wonder there are always new manicure trends popping up. Styles like the glazed donut nails, the glazed vanilla French manicure, and the galaxy manicure trend are perfect for people who want to try something unique with their nails. And now, another option has become en vogue.

Strawberry milk nails are an adorable iteration of the milk-bath nails, which give off creamy and shiny looks with a hint of pastels. Celebrity manicurist Elle Gerstein tells PopSugar, "Milk-bath nails are acrylic nails where colorful dried flowers are embedded into a milky color acrylic." The flowers are optional, but the look stands out because of the glistening, creamy hues. The strawberry milk nail's name comes from doing the manicure with pink tones rather than white, and some people add in details like mini strawberries to really bring it home. Luckily, if you want to try out the new trend, it's easy to ask for at the salon and can be replicated at home if you'd rather go the DIY route.

How to DIY strawberry milk nails

You can definitely get the strawberry-milk nail manicure at home with just a few steps. First, make sure you've pushed back your cuticles and prep your nails for the ideal at-home manicure. Then go in with a clear base coat and follow that up with the pink nail polish of your choice for at least two coats. For a true strawberry milk look, consider using pink nail polishes that are somewhat sheer. That'll help you achieve the dreamy, almost foggy appearance that the milk-bath manicure is known for. Lastly, finalize the look with an extremely shiny top coat, and you're all set.

If you don't want to spend the time giving yourself the perfect manicure, you can consider buying press-on strawberry milk nails, like the set sold by Glamnetic for $20. Press-on nails are easy to use and can be a perfect, professional-looking solution when you don't want to go to the salon.

Try adding floral or 3d accents

If you want to take your strawberry milk nails to another level, consider asking for dried flowers to be added to the look. You could also try out all kinds of other textures to make use of the textured nail art trend. Adding flowers can be the perfect touch to the milk-bath manicure, and to achieve the look, add the dried flowers on top of your pink polish but under your top coat. Use small pieces of flowers in order to prevent large pieces from falling off. 

Nail expert Rachel Apfel Glass tells PureWow that milk-bath nails are popular because they make people think of warmer weather. She shares, "The lighter, neutral shades are super popular for spring and the warmer weather ahead. Plus, it looks good on any nail shape or length. Our clients love coming in and showing off their milk bath mani." The look is also perfect because you can keep it simple with no embellishments or you can go all-out and make your nails unique to you.