Bright nails are a classic hot-weather theme and we’re seeing shiny transparent stains everywhere right now. Call them popsicle nails, they’re the missing link between a sheer swipe of polish and a full-on bolt of neon, making them just wild enough for every day.
So what exactly are popsicle nails? Summer’s spin on lipgloss nails, popsicle nails have the same ultra-glossy finish and, much like popsicle lip stains, the juicy finish is the perfect complement to tanned, summer skin.
For further proof, just look at Selena Gomez’s blood orange shade, shown off on an almond-shaped nail and set against a dreamy background of pool and palm trees.
How to wear popsicle nails
Popsicle nails channel the same sheered-out see-through finish as ’90s jelly nails, which currently have over 380 million views on TikTok, but they involve thinner coats of polish so you don’t get that dense Jello-like texture.