CREATOR: Briehn Trumbauer, a 23-year-old NYC Freelance Copy Editor — and my best friend since our freshman year at the University of Missouri!
NAMED THE “CLOUDY GEMS” A.K.A “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF GEMS” MANICURE BECAUSE: It calls for both Gap Nail Polish in “Cloud“ ($6; click link for stores) and Milani Jewel FX Speciality Nail Lacquer in Gems ($5).
HOW-TO: Apply two coats of Gap Cloud to all nails. After they dry, kick it up a notch by adding Milani Gems to the tips of your ring fingernails. Polish it off with your go-to topcoat.