Calling all Harry Potter fans: you’re going to want these nails quicker than you can cast a Patronus charm. If you’re a diehard Potterhead, you may have already adorned your nails with magical designs, particularly when visiting your favorite Harry Potter locations. But there is no such thing as too much wizarding world nail art!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite nail art ideas from your favorite characters to incredibly detailed house crests, you’re sure to be inspired. If you don’t have a steady hand and a degree in fine art, fear not, muggles.
There are plenty of more straightforward designs you can try at home, from Harry’s famous scar to the Deathly Hallows. Keep reading for more spellbinding Harry Potter nail ideas.
Feminist fingertips: The empowering nail art designed to make a statement
International Women’s Day is on the approach and while stamping out inequality, breaking down gender boundaries and celebrating the achievements of women is something we should be doing everyday, the 8th of March marks the date of the year where the spotlight is shone even more brightly on these important issues.
It’s a day where we take stock and clear a space to talk openly and honestly about the progress that’s been made and the work that still needs to be done. But alongside speaking out, you can make a statement in smaller ways, too.
Enter feminist nails – a subtle (or not so subtle) nod to the sisterhood. They may feature tiny slogans across each fingertip, but they make a much bigger declaration.
The bolder, the better, and folk have already gone to town on decking out their nails with provoking (rather than provocative) designs that recapture what ‘ladylike’ really means. Naked women feature frequently, as do boobs, vaginas and the Venus gender symbol. So, if you’re looking for an extra platform to air your beliefs, why not wear them on your fingertips…
Florals for spring? The nail art trend that’s pretty as a petal
Florals for spring? While they may not be groundbreaking a groundbreaking manicure choice (flowery designs get wheeled out to signpost the end of winter every year), you’ve got to admit, there’s something fresh and uplifting about seeing a bunch of blooms after months of grey clouds and drizzle, especially during this turbulent period.
Never before have we been more in need of the mood-boost that Spring brings – even if we have to watch some of it from our open windows.
Given we’re needing to spend more time at home and we’re looking for ways to bring the cheer and preserve our sanity, now’s the time to get green-fingered. And we’re not just talking sprucing up your window boxes or houseplants, though that’s not a bad place to start. Floral fingernails are blossoming into our favourite nail art trend for Spring – sunny, pretty and refreshing. Exactly our kind of party. So dig out a couple of nail polishes and give it a try if you’re gifted in the creative department. Or if you’re struggling, you can get a little extra help by supporting independent sellers like LacamBeauty, OutlinedAU and La Paloma Boutique who have some handy sticker designs on Etsy.