The French manicure is known worldwide as an undisputed classic. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and makes your nails look beautiful and healthy. Nonetheless, making your own French nails yourself can be a big challenge for many women. After a while, the popular combo can get a bit boring. The solution: baby boomer nails! This new trend is an easier variation of the French mani to perform. The contrasting border between the two primary colors white and pale pink is seamlessly blurred. The resulting ombre effect is exciting, varied and perfect for every occasion. It visually makes your fingers appear longer and is the ideal trend for differently shaped nails. We’ll show you some stylish ideas and a simple guide to do it yourself.
Neutral, versatile and elegant
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Baby boomer nails are the new trendy variation that could replace the classic French mani
Baby boomer nails are very fashionable right now, but are actually not a new phenomenon. As the name suggests, the trend arises during the baby boomer years, at the time of increasing birth rates after the Second World War. During the period it was popular to paint nails in white and pink. Today, baby boomer nails are particularly popular in German and French-speaking countries and on social media. The manicure looks very natural and well-groomed and fits every chic outfit, be it in athleisure style or for a wedding.
Such nails will suit any occasion and outfit
Great manicure idea for wedding and other formal events
For a wedding, your nail polish should be elegant and impressive
Make your own baby boomer nails at home
Compared to traditional French manicures, baby boomer nails are super easy to make yourself. As usual, you will need two nail polishes in light pink and white. You also need a basecoat, topcoat and possibly liquid latex as a paint aid. The secret ingredient for the beautiful ombre baby boomer nails, however, is a beauty blender! You can use any makeup sponge, as long as it’s flat and big enough to cover your nails.
Instead of light pink, you can also use light beige
With beige, the border between the two colors is barely visible
We will guide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Baby Boomer nails
Start with clean, dry nails and a coat of basecoat. The nail shape is of no importance here. Baby boomer nails can be kept long as well as shorter; oval or square. However, always keep in mind that nail shapes with intentional sharp corners (e.g. angular, ballerina, stiletto, etc.) can very easily get stuck to clothing and break.
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This mani makes your fingers appear significantly longer
Pick up your beauty blender and neatly apply pink and white nail polish. Use the brushes to paint the ombre effect on the sponge. Now press it onto the nail, almost like a stamp. Make sure you cover the entire nail with varnish. Don’t worry that the first layer will look see-through and pale at first. You will need to apply two or three coats before a satisfactory ombre effect is actually achieved.
Repeat the process with all of your nails. You will have to reapply nail polish to the sponge for each nail. Always let the nail polish dry well between layers. Continue until the colors are completely opaque and you are happy with the ombre effect.
Use a small brush dipped in nail polish remover to remove the nail polish from your skin. If you have used liquid latex, carefully pull it off. Finally, apply your top coat and let it dry well. If you’ve used a nail polish remover instead of latex, be sure to apply some cuticle oil to rehydrate the skin.
How To Make Your Own Baby Boomer Nails At Home
Glitter nail polishes stand out and should be used in moderation
Your own elegant baby boomer nails are now ready! Stick to the classic subtle colors or experiment With various colorful ombre effects, accent nails, stickers and nail art. The technology remains the same and impresses every time with its unique flair.
Instead of white, you can also use chrome powder