Elevate Your Glitter Manicure With Cashmere Nails

If you adore cashmere sweaters, it's likely because of their soft feel and gorgeous appearance. The same goes for cashmere scarves, hats, and nails. While the latter may be unexpected, you might not be able to resist treating yourself to a cashmere manicure when you discover how stunning this trend can be.

"Cashmere nails are typically a neutral-colored polish with reflective glitter or magnetic polish to reflect the soft, cozy look of cashmere," Mazz Hanna, an artist with Nailing Hollywood, told Byrdie. Both chic and classic, this is an ideal trend for everyday wear — whether it's comfy, casual, or professional — as well as the perfect finishing touch to a polished look or formal ensemble. Although this manicure typically sticks to one or two solid colors, the sophisticated shades and glittery finish make it anything but boring. Indeed, as Hanna noted, "Cashmere nails really capture the cozy feelings of fall in a manicure. When using reflective glitter, they're multi-dimensional and fun to look at. I love that cashmere nails can look good on anyone and everyone. It looks great on all nail shapes and lengths."

When it comes to specific colors, think of luxurious gold, warm copper, or a rich beige. You might also want to experiment with shades that have a hint of lilac or a light blush pink tone. Feel free to try different options until you find the perfect color for you. Luckily, there are plenty of fabulous choices to consider.

Classic cashmere nails

You certainly don't have to do a lot to make a cashmere manicure look stunning. In fact, all you really need to do is find the perfect shade of nail polish that also has just the right kind of glittery effect. If you'd like to stick with a standard color, then think along the lines of a basic beige or trendy tan. Be sure not to go overboard when applying layers – you want just enough to cover the base of your nails without the polish becoming too thick or dark.

Blush cashmere nails

Although cashmere nails don't typically use bold shades, you can add a touch of color by opting for a slightly pink hue. A light blush tone would be a stunning choice that you can wear for your everyday look. Of course, with the glittery finish, it's also a fabulous option if you're heading out for a night on the town or to a fun formal event. If you prefer something a bit deeper, you can choose a shade that's one or two tones darker than a light blush pink.

Cat-eye cashmere nails

Take the trendy tones that made you fall in love with cashmere nails and add a touch of a cat-eye effect to create a truly spectacular style. Although the soft, glittery finish of a cashmere manicure is similar to that of a cat-eye look — which is one of the reasons why they work so well together — the latter adds an extra level of depth that the former lacks. When you see the results, you may not be able to resist gold, copper, beige, and blush cat-eye cashmere nails.

Full and glitter tipped cashmere nails

Embrace a unique design and make your cashmere manicure stand out even more by mixing it up a little. You can do this by combining fully covered nails with nails that have just a hint of polish at the edge to create glitter tips. Try painting the entire nail on your thumb as well as two of your other nails. Perhaps cover the first two fingers beside your thumb for one manicure and the two end fingers for the next to see what you like better. Or, you might want to alternate the nails for another chic style.

Two-tone cashmere nails

Why choose just one fabulous shade for your cashmere nails when you can have two? Thanks to the fact that this trend uses such flattering colors, you can combine pretty much any two options that catch your eye. For instance, you may want to try out tan and copper, or perhaps you'd prefer blush pink and gold. You can also have fun with how you use the pair. You could simply use one color on each hand, alternate the colors on one hand, or create an ombré effect with the duo.

Accented cashmere nails

You don't have to add anything to cashmere nails to achieve a stunning look. However, that doesn't mean that you can't add extra details. A gorgeous way to do just that is to include accents like gems, charms, or images. For the latter, you can freehand a design if you have the skills, or you can use stickers, stamps, and stencils that will easily adhere to your nails. Of course, you can also ask a professional to do the work for you so that you end up with the accented cashmere nails of your dreams.