Hailey Bieber bids farewell to 'glazed nails' for 2023 with unique summer twist

Bye-bye subtle pearly shimmers—summer 2023 is for Hailey Bieber's passionfruit nails...

 Hailey Rhode Bieber pictured wearing a black dress as she attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. / in a yellow and pink template
(Image credit: Getty Images/ Lionel Hahn)

If you've been looking for some summer 2023 nail inspo, Hailey Bieber's nails are usually a safe bet—especially when it comes to her latest juicy, passionfruit nails!

While her glazed donut nails had their opalescent moment in 2022, it seems we're all more than ready for a bolder switch-up when it comes to our manicures, with everyone wearing more unique looks—from blush nails to dopamine-boasting brights.

Clearly, Hailey is also very on board with this change, as she's just debuted a new sunny nail look to celebrate the launch of the new passionfruit Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment flavor. Taking inspo from the vibrant fruit, Hailey is now rocking a bright yellow hue on her iconic oval nails—so for anyone wanting to copy her summery vibe, here's how to recreate her new mani...

Hailey Bieber's passionfruit nails

As we can see splashed across Rhode's Insta feed, Hailey has swapped her viral pearly nails for an altogether bolder shade, inspired by juicy passionfruit.

Thankfully though, for any hardcore fans of her OG nails, the new hue does have something in common with them—they're created using just one block color. This means they're pretty straightforward for anyone doing their Biab or gel manis at home.

From the looks of it, the new nails also include a shimmer reminiscent of Hailey Bieber's chrome nails, but it seems sheerer and more subtle, letting the pop of yellow take center stage.

We can't wait to rock this nail design poolside this summer, along with Hailey Bieber's swimwear aesthetic. But before we can do that, urm...how do we recreate her new passionfruit nail look?

How to recreate Hailey Bieber's passionfruit nails

First things first, you'll need a bright yellow nail shade. Since Hailey's nails are a simple, one-block shade and shimmer, you can either use normal polishes or gels to copy her look.

If you're using gels, we'd recommend using either a neon yellow or a mustard-like warm yellow, with a subtle pearly shimmer. Alternatively, you can also just forgo the shimmer and opt for a high-shine top got to bring that jelly/juicy effect.


Mylee MyGel Gel Polish in You Had Me At Yellow

RRP: $11.10

This neon yellow is the perfect shade for summer, even if you don't have particularly strong feelings about passionfruit.

Having this hue on your nails is the perfect statement that will brighten up any holiday fit!


OPI Nail Lacquer in Don’t Tell a Sol

RRP: $11.49

This OPI polish is another perfect match to Hailey's passionfruit-inspired look!


Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish

RRP: $5

If you're looking for a quick and hassle-free alternative to Hailey's gel manicure, this yellow Sephora nail polish is a great option and it's just $5!

Now onto the method! If you're doing gels, you'll first want to prep the nails and apply a base coat. Then apply one to two coats of your yellow shade, followed by either subtle chrome powder and top coat, or just a high shine top coat. 

Here's a step-by-step guide to screenshot...

  1. First, apply one clear base coat layer (if using gel, cure between each polish step)
  2. Next, apply a layer of your yellow (or two if you want a stronger more opaque color like Hailey's)
  3. Add a clear top coat
  4. You can stop at the top coat, or finish off by rubbing on a chrome powder—or a pearlescent polish if you’re in a pinch
  5. Then, follow up with another top coat and voilà!
Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.