I love long, bright nails and Vanessa Hudgens’s Instagram Stories is allowing me to admire every centimetre of her freshly-painted almond-shaped tips. The Disney Channel alum just posted a picture of her new nails with the caption, “I’m baaaack” – and I’m totally there for it.
I love when my nails are done, but unfortunately, I haven’t had a manicure since my birthday… in November. And let’s not even get into how I kept that same Aprés Gel X extension set on until February (save the judgment).
To put it lightly, I’ve been suffering. So it feels like Vanessa felt my inner turmoil and shared her new neon-green aura nails to ease my pain.
Los Angeles-based nail artist Zola Ganzorigt sculpted and coated each rounded tip with a warm taupe hue. In the middle of each nail, she added a yellow-green hue as bright as a tennis ball to create the gradient effect that’s key to any aura manicure.
Zola gave these neon nails extra oomph with a gold star charm that she adhered to the centre of both middle fingers.
As a refresher, aura nails are a trendy ombré design meant to mimic an aura, or a type of energy that can only be seen using a specific type of photography. The nail polish colours used don’t have to be complementary shades. In fact, they can exist on complete opposite ends of the colour wheel if you want.
What is most important is ensuring the edges look diffused, so you can’t tell exactly where one colour begins and another one ends.
I’ve been wanting to try out the aura design since I first started noticing the nail trend last year, so Vanessa Hudgens’s neon nails are very pleasing to my manicure-deprived self. Thank you, Queen, for comforting me during this difficult time!
This article originally appeared on Allure.
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