While colour and glitter have been popular recently, one noticeably cosier trend stands out. Knitted-effect nails are proving to be a viral hit on TikTok.
While the "Skittles manicure" looked poised to dominate the season's beauty trends, TikTok users have doubled down on creativity, and their ability to make each new micro-trend more desirable than the next.
It's an altogether snugger inspiration that's gaining ground on the Chinese social network. Spanning fashion and cosmetics, the knitted nail art or sweater nails trend is one of the more cosy beauty look.
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With energy savings on the agenda, turtleneck sweaters have gained quite a following worldwide – at least in countries where temperatures have headed into negative figures.
Still, we never imagined that chunky knits would make their way to the nails of the most discerning beauty addicts.
Knitted nail art, also known as sweater nails, has a host of followers on TikTok, spurring the emergence of some highly original manicures.
However, one variation stands out: the cable knit sweater effect.
A trend that we owe to the craze – already around for several years – for textured nails, which gives free rein to imagination and inspirations.
Still, you need to be skilled enough to get the desired result. On TikTok, tutorials focusing on sweater nail art are multiplying at speed to enable the greatest number of people to get the look as easily as possible.
And it's certainly true that you don't need much, except for a nail art brush and a lot of dexterity.
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On the Chinese social network, the hashtags associated with this trend, including the most popular #knittednailart, are already seeing more than six million views.
It features nails decorated in the style of the now famous cable-knit sweater, with all kinds of variations. Sequins, rhinestones, matte effects and beads are among the most popular versions.
Note that those who are less skilled can opt for a single textured nail, or cable knit effects drawn only on the tip of the nails. To your brushes! – AFP Relaxnews