Nail art is one of those photogenic beauty trends that we could look at all day long. Somehow, scrolling through photos of nail art designs whipped up by nail art icons like Deborah Lippmann, Jin Soon and Paintbox is simply addictive — whether we plan to execute the nail design ideas or not.
It's summer and you know what that means? It's time to up your manicure game with some seriously colorful nail art designs. After all, a great mani is the perfect accessory to go with all your summer essentials, from your favorite gingham bikini to your brightest floral sundress. Whether you're looking for some delicately painted cacti or a neon rainbow (or something in between), there's a manicure soul mate out there for you. Read on for your next summer nail art inspiration.
Like a killer scarf or a one-of-a-kind necklace, your nail color can be a key accessory. Whether you get your nails done at a beauty salon or use a drugstore nail polish, the secret to the ideal mani-pedi is great nail polish. Because there's really nothing like the feeling of freshly lacquered nails.
Spring is here and floral manicures are hot. Some artists choose to go the realistic route, while others prefer a more free-form (sometimes cartoonish) approach. From the dainty to the graphic to the understated to the OTT, we've got flower nail designs for everyone. The looks range from ultra-feminine to downright edgy — but they're all guaranteed to give you major feel-good vibes. Peep the following designs and prepare to bookmark them for your nail tech or see if you can recreate them yourself. Prepare to be inspired by these beautiful blooms.
Whether you observe the holiday or not, it's fun to get into the Easter spirit with some on-point pastel nail art ideas. After all, Easter brings with it visions of frolicking bunnies, cheery chicks and playfully painted eggs — and what better mani inspirations could there be?
A good manicure can range from a solid color to 3D nail art and we've seen it all strut down the runway in past seasons. And while some nail looks require a Picasso-like manicurist, one of this seasons top mani looks can be achieved by even the most amateur nail artists at home. We've seen stripes and negative space nail art before, but this year is all about keeping it linear in the simplest of ways. "Lines are a minimalist yet graphic way to add personality to your manicure," shares Miss Pop, an NYC-based editorial nail artist and runway manicure pro. We talked with Miss Pop to get the low-down on how to swipe this trendy look on our tips this spring.
It may be called fashion month but let's not forget all of the beauty inspiration that comes out of this four-week runway fest. There's hair and makeup, of course, but in our book, the manicures are the star of the show. This season was no exception, with a variety of fresh new nail looks incorporating everything from glitter to texture to negative space. (Though if you're a nude nail kind of girl, don't worry, there was some of that too.) Here, six of our most-loved runway manicures from the Fall 2018 shows—plus the polishes you'll need to recreate them.
Spring means far more than the end of a brutally cold winter—it's a sign of everything new, from the leaves on the trees to flowers blooming to a change in wardrobe. For us beauty lovers, though, it's a sign that we can swap our dark, deep nail colors for brighter shades in pretty pastels and neat nudes. But if you're looking to branch out from the basics and try something a bit more trendy this season, here are the seven shades celeb nail stylists can't get enough of for Spring 2018.
There's nothing quite like the put-together look of a fresh gel manicure. Unfortunately, there isn't always time to head to the salon — not to mention the cash to make it happen. But should a busy schedule and tight wallet keep you from putting your best finger forward? We think not. To help you rock the gel mani of your Insta-inspired dreams on the weekly, we searched high and low for budget-friendly at-home gel manicure kits and polishes, and the products to maintain your nail health in-between paintings.
Do you ever try to replicate the adorable nail art designs you see all over Instagram, only to realize that maybe you don't have the steady hand (or skill) to do it yourself? You're not alone. While there are tons of skilled nail artists out there who can give you the dressed-up digits you crave, sometimes it's even more satisfying to DIY. We're here to let you in on a little secret: There is an easier way to add some pop and pizazz to your nails at home.
There's no better time than Halloween to embrace the nail art trend. Unlike most holidays where you have to play it safe (you're not going to show up to Easter Mass with a 3D bunny on your thumb), Halloween is made for going all out. After all, the entire purpose of the holiday is to completely transform yourself -- right down to the spookiest Halloween nail designs.
I love anything Fourth-of-July themed (hello red, white and blue cupcakes!), but when it comes to nails, I'm declaring independence from cheesy patriotic nail art designs. The founding fathers totally would have wanted it that way.
Your nails create big beauty salon business. Spending anywhere from $10 - $45 a pop for a manicure and $15 - $50 for a pedicure (not including tip), your weekly or monthly salon visits are costing you precious pampering dollars. No wonder it's a six billion dollar a year industry.
As unicorn everything continues to reign supreme -- from unicorn-inspired frappuccinos to unicorn-inspired eyeshadow palettes -- it's officially time to give holographic unicorn nails a try. The term has many interpretations -- but all are equally fabulous (and some aren't even too difficult to pull off). After all, who out there doesn't love fairy-tale-level holographic nails? When it comes right down to it, if it's good enough for a unicorn, it's good enough for us.
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but thanks to nail art, we beauty junkies can express just about any thought, emotion or passion on our fingertips. And with pride month here, we're using this versatile canvas to show our support for gay rights with a colorful collection of rainbow nails.
Nothing ushers us into summer like a bright and beaming manicure. And this summer, nail colors are more spirited than ever. Say goodbye to spring's gentle pastels and the dark, brooding colors of winter -- unlike your typical summertime palette, nail colors this year are taking on a newer, friskier personality.
Are you a big follower of astrology? Do you religiously read your horoscope every morning, or are you a more casual fan? Either way, it might just be key in finding the perfect nail art to fit your personality. After all, there are certain traits that go along with each sign, which makes it fun to customize your look based off of your sign's preferences. Leos are famously bold, Scorpios are known to be sexy and Virgos like to keep things simple -- you get the picture; it all translates quite nicely into nail art.
The best drugstore nail polish should be long lasting, have a gorgeous selection of colors and work just as well as their high-end counterparts for a fraction of the cost. But figuring out which drugstore nail polishes deliver on those promises can be tricky -- after all, there are tons of nail polish brands out there and even at drugstore prices, it would cost one person a fortune to test them all.