Try This: A Multi-Colored Mani To Match Your Aura Because Why Not

Multi-colored manicures—you know when you paint each nail a different color—are making a roaring comeback from your childhood. Seriously, do a quick search on Instagram and you’ll get loads of inspiration. 

Eager to give it a go now? Well there are plenty of easy to do it: You can get playful and sport a rainbow concoction of whatever shades you have around. You can add an air of creative sophistication and keep the tones muted and subtle. You can stick to complementary color palettes, so even if the hues are different—it still feels cohesive. 

Or, match your look to your aura—because, well, why not. 

Try this: a multi-colored mani for your aura. 

Since the gist of the mani is pretty simple—you know just paint your nails different colors—it comes down to execution. By this we mean you’ll want to prep your nails for a clean, polished mani. 

Clean, trim, buff, and file the nail (if you’re curious about your nail shape, we recommend mirroring your circle shape, which will give you the most natural look). Then, when you go into paint, follow this tip from celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann: “”Place the brush about an eighth-inch away from the cuticle. As soon as you see polish flow, pull the brush straight down the center to the tip. Your nails get a bit wider at the side, so apply a little more pressure and let the bristles fan out. The next thing is to cap the nail. To do this, take the very tip of your brush and swipe it across the very tip of your nail, and that will keep your polish on for days longer.” If you need a refresher on DIY manicures, head over to our full guide

Now, since our option is matching your aura, you’ll also need to figure that out. Of course you can get it read professionally, but you can also hop over to our aura quiz to narrow yours down. Once you’ve done that, take our suggestions below for clean, free-from polishes. 

Polishes for an orange aura:

& other stories nail polisholive & june nail polishFlora 1761 Nail Polish

Polishes for a yellow aura:

Habit Nail Polish deborah lippmann nail polishJinSoon nail polish

Polishes for a green & pink aura:

pacifica nail polish10 free chemistry nail polish J.Hannah nail polish

Polishes for a blue aura:

smith & cult nail polishtenoverten nail polishorosa pure cover nail polish

Polishes for a purple aura:

LVX nail polishbutter london nail polishXX Base Coat

Polishes for a white aura:

sally hansen nail polishdeborah lippmann nail polishtaupe coat nail polish

Polishes for a black aura:

ella + mila nail polishbutter london earl grey static nails polish

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