I can’t believe how fast January approached this year! It literally feels like it was summer yesterday.
As much as I love the Christmas season, there’s something about January fashion and colors that makes me so happy. I’m all about the dark neutrals, so this year’s January color pallet is right up my alley.
Today I’m putting together a post featuring all of my favorite January nail designs for 2021. These are ultra-trendy nail styles with really gorgeous colors!
Base + Top Coats
Whether you’re using gel or regular nail polish, a base coat and top coat are both really important. They’ll determine not only how long your manicure lasts, but how shiny it is.
Some of the photos below showcase shiny nails while others are matte. Regardless, I’ve linked one gel color and one regular color for each. I recommend that you purchase a specific type of top coat depending on the level of shine that you’re looking for.
- Gel Base
- Regular Base
- Gel Top Coat: Shiny
- Regular Top Coat: Shiny
- Gel Top Coat: Matte (cheaper option here)
- Regular Top Coat: Matte
As far as gel polish, I really like Gellish: I find that it lasts way longer than other polish brands. If you’re looking for info on how to do a gel manicure at home for super cheap (while making sure it lasts for a while), check out my blog post here to see exactly what I use.
January Nail Inspiration: