We consider ourselves to be pretty well-versed in the world of nail art. (I personally follow more manicurists and nail inspiration accounts on Instagram than I do my own friends — don't judge.) But we had never seen velvet nails before we spotted them on LA-based manicurist Amy Le's account just a few days ago.
Le posted a video of the dreamy, shimmery manicure and dubbed it "green velvet." We don't know how it works — whether it's some special nail polish or a new gel treatment — but it makes for the prettiest nails that we've ever laid eyes on. The manicure feels especially fitting for the holiday season and wintertime because it has this luxurious finish to it.
After doing some digging, we discovered even more velvet-nail-art inspiration. They have a texture to them that looks exactly like the fabric — you can almost imagine how soft they feel. Some have a slight shimmer to them while others are matte. They also work on acrylic and natural nails, and come in a range of colors.
Keep scrolling to see more velvet-nail-art inspiration. Now, if you'll excuse us, we'll be phoning our nail salon.