Butter Nails Belong on Your Spring Mood Board

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Be prepared to take your obsession with butter — yes, butter — to new heights. On March 18, celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik posted a picture to Instagram of one the many looks he's done on Selena Gomez. "Trend alert: Butter Manis for Spring," he captioned the photo, in which you can see the singer's nails painted a soft, buttery hue.

The pastel yellow shade is perfect for spring and that's exactly why the duo chose it. "The inspiration behind the look was Selena suggesting a happy color," Bachik tells PS. "The butter yellow manicure will definitely be hot for spring."

As for the nail shapes that look best with a butter manicure, Bachik has a favorite. "My signature soft, round shape is perfect for this trend," he says. "The longer, the better." To get the look Bachik used the Tweezerman & Tom Bachik Nail Care Travel Set ($29) to perfect the shape of the nail, followed by two coats of Mia Secret's Gelux Gel Polish ($13) in Butter.

While your nail art preferences are your own, Bachik does suggest keeping it simple for this look. "A little shimmer never hurts anyone, although I do think the color speaks for itself," he says. You know what they say: know the rules to break them, so if you're more of a maximalist who likes 3D designs, Baroque motifs, and more, feel free to let your creative juices run wild.

Take a closer look at Gomez's manicure below.

Ariel Baker is the assistant editor for POPSUGAR Beauty. Her areas of expertise include celebrity news, beauty trends, and product reviews. She has additional bylines with Essence and Forbes Vetted.