Bubble Bath Nails Are the Trendy New Minimalist Mani

August 24, 2023
Jordan Julian
By: Jordan Julian | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Photo of a hand with light pink square-shaped nails, collaged on a pink background
From lip gloss nails to the supermodel mani, the past year has seen no shortage of trending minimalist manicures. While there will always be a time and a place for fun nail art, it’s clear that clean, understated manis are having a moment right now — and we’re totally here for it. The latest take on the barely-there polish trend is bubble bath nails.

Viral on TikTok, bubble bath nails epitomize effortless sophistication and simplicity with a hint of girliness. The desired look is a milky, slightly translucent light pink manicure that flatters all skin tones, nail shapes and nail lengths. To understand the aesthetic, imagine rose petals floating in a frothy, bubbly bath as the scent of a vanilla bath bomb fills the room. The best part? It’s super easy to DIY at home. 

To try the bubble bath nails look, simply layer a sheer baby pink nail polish over a soft white nail polish. Start with Baby’s Breath or Marshmallow by Essie to get that creamy white base. For the perfect sheer pink top coat, try Essie Sugar Daddy. Finish with a top coat for shine and longevity, and that’s all there is to it. Before you try the versatile trend, keep scrolling for some pretty Instagram inspo to help you get your rub-a-dub-dub on. 

Bubble Bath Nails Ideas  

Almond Bubble Bath Nails

Ombré Bubble Bath Nails

Milky Bubble Bath Nails

Short Bubble Bath Nails

Confetti Bubble Bath Nails

Square With Rounded Edges Bubble Bath Nails

Photo: @clawsbyangel_, Design: Hannah Packer

Read more

Back to top