What on Earth Are Velvet Nails?

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Nail trends may come and go, but it’s not often that you come across one as stunning as the latest one taking the nail art world by storm: velvet nails. Fabric textures are not usually associated with nails, but the luxurious finish of this look will quickly change your mind. Yet, as dazzling as they look, velvet nails are not very easy to achieve. The Instagram-famous velvet nails are created sans velvet fabric. Skilled manicurists are using magnetic glitter polish and a rather unexpected tool –  a magnet (duh) – to create an illusion of the tactile texture. How does that even work? Well, here’s how it’s done.

 

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Fascinating, isn’t it? No wonder glistening pastel-colored velvet-textured nails have been popping up on our Instagram feeds. For the bold manicure lovers, you can always opt for a saturated hue. Not a fan of the all-over velvet texture? Nail enthusiasts have been blending the velvet texture with the massively popular graphic nail art trend, stamping their nails with gorgeous velvet-like swirls.

Eager to dip your fingertips in the shiny velvet texture? We combed through the Internet in search of the best velvet nail manicures and here’s what we found. Scroll down to discover Savoir Flair’s gallery of (velvet) nailspiration

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