Milk Bath Nail Art Looks That Have Us Running to the Salon

June 07, 2023
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
person's hands with milk bath nail art

Milk bath nail art certainly has us stopping and staring — and for good reason. The trend consists of a milky nail polish base that is accented by teeny-tiny pressed flowers for an elegant, eye-catching finish. This dreamy manicure is perfect for the summer months and complements other of-the-moment beauty trends from balletcore hair to pink makeup. Ahead, we’re sharing our favorite milk bath nail art looks to DIY or bring to the salon as inspo.  

The Best Milk Bath Nail Art Looks to Try Now

Ombré Pink

This milk bath nail art look is unique in the sense that the pressed flowers are focused on the two middle nails, while the thumb, pointer and pinky fingers are bathed in an ombré pink flush. Recreate this look with a poppy pink hue like Essie Bachelorette Bash at the tip and a nude polish at the base.

Multicolored Flora

We actually can’t stop staring at this milk bath nails look that combines multicolored flowers and a milky white base. The almond shaped nails are also ideal for the trend, ensuring that there’s plenty of space for flowers of all shapes and sizes.

Minimalist Milk Bath

This subtle take on the milk bath trend is one of our favorites — it  showcases tiny flowers on the middle and fourth finger. The other nails are coated in a milky neutral polish for a simple, elegant finish. The best part? You can DIY this look yourself with a coat of Essie Marshmallow and some tiny flowers from the craft store.

Seeing Purple

Go for all lilac everything with this stunning purple milk bath look. The pressed flower details are placed on the tips of a few of the nails, while the rest are decked out with small jewels at the cuticle. ILNP Dreamscape is the ideal polish to help you recreate the look!

Golden Milk Bath

Add some metallic flair to your milk bath nail art with golden flake details. Between the dried flowers, milky polish and light-reflecting details, this one is a must-try.

Groovy Milk Bath

Go retro with this milk bath nail art look that features large flowers and round petals. The bright flower hues are a stunning contrast to the milky white polish.

Photo: @blissnailsbeauty; Design: Juliana Campisi

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