Nail designs are more than just ‘nail designs‘. They are the vessel to making you feel beautiful, strong, stylish and empowered. This year, you can get away with pretty much anything.
Take a walk on the wild side by playing with different colors, lines and textures. Believe in your own vision. Or opt for timelessly chic styles for classic elegance, and exude the sophistication of a modern day Ava Gardner.
These 5 cute nail designs are the perfect way to experiment the latest trends like ombre nails and holographic nail designs, or simply to express your own personality. Trust me, you’ll look like you’ve just stepped out of the pages of Vogue!
1. Pretty As A Pastel
Life is better in pastel. These chic colors will make you look forever young. Light blue, bright yellow, rose pink….there are so many you can choose from.
I’m obsessed with mixing & matching different shades together, or showing my creative flair by painting half/half, or going with fashionable polka dots.
Get the look: My current go-to is the spring/summer nail polish collection from one of my all-time favorite brands, Essie. These adorable nails transport me to a dreamy cruise in the Caribbean. I can imagine myself on the deck, in a summer dress, with the sun on my skin and the wind in my hair…ready for cocktail hour.
These happy colors will compliment women and girls of any age. Why not think about giving one to a special someone to brighten up their day? They’re selling like hotcakes right now, so make sure you don’t miss out!
2. Shimmer Like A Star
Add the magic of fairy tales to your life with a shimmering polish. Shiny, glittering and sparkling shades have been popular in recent years, and they’re only going to get bigger.
Go Hollywood glitz & glam by painting a full hand of nails to shine like a diamond. Or go for a softer, subtler approach by mixing shimmer with neutral or matte polishes.
The perfect way to add sparkle to your day, and get noticed for all the right reasons!
Get the look: My top pick for recreating these stunning nails is ILNP. Their nail polishes are out of this world, garnering rave reviews from around the world. Plus they’re committed to being vegan and cruelty-free! Try the Silver Holographic Polish for something truly special or this year’s hit shade, beautiful Rose Gold.
3. Bold Geometric Style
Geometric nails are definitely one of the biggest hits this season.
You’ll see them often featured on the catwalk at Fashion Week. They’re fun, bold and interesting all at the same time. Luckily, you don’t have to go for an expensive manicure to get the same effect. It’s super easy to DIY these awesome nail designs.
For inspiration, I recommend starting with simple and clean lines. Paint them horizontally, vertically and diagonally – alternating the pattern between nails. Criss-cross the lines for a modern twist.
Get the look: If you’re unsure about painting your geometric patterns, get yourself some cheap yet striking nail art. Amazon stocks an amazing variety to choose from! Alternatively, grab your favorite polishes (gems and rhinestones optional), and you’ll master it in no time.To perfect graphic nails, give yourself a home manicure with proper tools. I swear by this simple yet elegant set by Familife. This is a professional grade manicure tool set at a fair price. I highly recommend it for anyone!
4. Edgy Rock ‘n’ Roll Nails
Put your hands up if you love to show your edgier side. Choose a daring nail design that carries the wow-factor.
Mix dark red, plum and night black with brilliant metallics. Easy to apply nail art can take you from day to night in minutes.
Get the look: For classic, feminine nails – stick to one flawless shade of matte or shiny polish. If you like to go all out, add glitter or even punk rocker studs! Don’t forget, changing the design from one nail to another is bang on trend.
I love adding a few rhinestones to create the ultimate contemporary rock chick look. Before you buy, make sure that they’ll last a whole night of dancing! My favorites are made by Nicole Diary.
5. Midnight Seduction
Elegant black looks stunning on anyone. This timeless classic is the epitomy of class and breathtaking empowerment.
Simplicity is key. Choose a deep blacks, midnight blues or and very dark reds as your base color. You may like shine or matte depending on the look you’re going for. Bring the look into 2019 by opting for shining metallics.
Get the look: I recommend you try this exquisite black lacquer from ButterLondon. It offers a rich pigment and the nail polish is vitamin-infused so your nails will get stronger and healthier at the same time.
Pair your striking black nails with a floral dress for a beautiful “hard/soft” effect, or put on your favorite leather jacket to look stunningly sophisticated.
Whichever way you wear it, this year-on trend is here to stay.
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