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Beauty trend alert: ’mystical mani’ nails take the beauty community by storm

Hot on the heels of last year’s crystal effect finishes, inspired by Pantone’s Rose Quartz colour of 2016, the new mystical nails trend, ranging from mindful to full-on sci-fi, is taking the beauty community by storm.

Are classy yet yawnsome nails soon to be a thing of the past, or primarily aisle-exclusive, à la Kate Middleton or Queen Elizabeth who swear by Essie’s Ballet Slippers, sheer pastel pink shade? Nude nails pale into insignificance now that geode nails are one of the biggest sensations to hit fingertips across the globe.

Nails Inc's Mindful nail range infused with hot rocks citrine, quartz and (...)

Nails Inc’s Mindful nail range infused with hot rocks citrine, quartz and tourmaline are an Instagram hit. © Lullumut / Instagram

Natural earthy shades are combined with shimmering or marble-effect varnish, glitter and a nail grinding tool. Another foolproof route to the look can be achieved with acrylic shaping powders like Kiara Sky’s wonder product, or layering gel polish and drilling it off.

The number of tutorials detailing how nail artists achieve out of this world galaxy-inspired nails are mushrooming all over the web:

- First up, nail superstar Suzie Moskal gives a step-by-step salon guide to the galaxy-style mani, featuring gel polish and paint — note a nail dryer is needed:

- Nail tech professional AlisonNicole joins Glam and Glits Nail Design to share her skills for nails that look like "crystals shining from a rock" effect, using Kiara Sky products.

- In keeping with the natural, bohemian-tinged, stone-inspired nail trend, leading mainstream favorite Nails Inc has launched a new range channeling the feel-good vibe and offering stunning, easy-to-wear shades to get creative with.

The Mindful Manicure line features iridescent polishes - perfect for recreating the galaxy look - and a top coat infused with well-being-enhancing tourmaline, quartz and citrine. The gemstone formulas claim to provide stress relief, promote happiness or offer ’heart shielding’ properties. And with names like Good Vibes Only Aura Enhancing Rainbow top coat, Nails Inc is positioning nails to be about more than just the surface.

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