You might have seen the jelly nail trend take over your Pinterest feed. Perhaps, you caught a glimpse of Selena Gomez’s moody iteration of it. Regardless of where you first stumbled upon it, the look that uses lacquers and gels to create a high-shine, translucent layer of color across your nails is here to stay.
If you’re looking to master the art of creating the look yourself or simply don’t have time to make an appointment with your manicurist, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tapped celebrity nail artist Elle (who has created looks for Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Chastain) to tell us exactly how to get jelly nails at home.