Glazed beauty is still having its moment, and we love how the dewy skin and makeup trend—a signature of TikTok’s “clean girl” aesthetic—is translating into nails. Glazed donut nails are exactly what they sound like: glistening, dewy, and perfectly translucent. Just like the iconic Krispy Kreme glazed donut.
What Is the ‘Clean Girl’ Aesthetic?
Although the “clean girl” aesthetic went viral on TikTok as the beauty trend of the summer, it captures the resurgence of a minimalist look that’s been around for years. In fact, it’s less of a trend and more a beauty philosophy: part commitment to simplicity and self-care, part embracing a more natural look. The glazed donut look is simply an extension of that aesthetic and takes the dewiness to the next level. It’s still natural and effortless but elevates minimalism with a touch of milky, freshly frosted shine....
How to Get the Glazed Donut Nail Polish Look at Home
If you love the clean girl aesthetic or are still obsessed with Hailey Bieber’s signature manicure, here’s how to get the glazed donut look at home. It’s the perfect mani for every day—appropriate for the office or date night—and special occasions, too.
1. Start with a base coat. Even with a natural nail, base coat is key in creating a super smooth canvas for that perfectly glazed look. Gel Genius Base Coat creates a cushion-like base that also extends the wear time of your at-home manicure.
2. Apply a thin layer of your favorite neutral nail polish. Even strokes are key to creating a perfect glaze. Opt for any neutral nail color, be it a sheer polish or nude polish. Illuminating Nail Concealers are great for getting the look, too.
3. Let the first layer of polish dry completely. Repeat a second time if needed to get your desired look, or move onto your top coat.
4. Finish with top coat. Choose your favorite Londontown top coat to seal in mani. Gel Genius Top Coat gives a super plush finish and high shine that takes the look to freshly glazed—and keeps your mani looking (and wearing) like gel polish.
The Best Nail Polishes for a Glazed Donut Mani
Shop our Glazed Donut Nail Colors to get the look. We’ve curated it with the most popular shades: go for a classic Krispy Kreme glaze with any of our neutrals, add a bit of shimmer for sugar-coated finish, or add a touch of color for frosted strawberry or blueberry milk nails.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes glazed donut nail polish unique?
The glazed donut nail polish is an elevated, minimalist look that enhances your natural nails with a milky, nail-perfecting finish.
How long does glazed donut nail polish last on nails?
Londontown lakurs are specifically formulated with a proprietary blend of kur care that helps extend your polishes’ wear time. Pair it with a base coat and top coat and you’ll be able to enjoy the glazed look for even longer.
How do I remove glazed donut nail polish without damaging my nails?
Use an acetone-free nail polish remover like our Strengthening Lacquer Remover. Then, follow with a hydrating nail care routine, incorporating products like our Nourishing Cuticle Oil and Get Strong Nail Hardener to moisturize and fortify.