27.11.2022

Dried flower manicures are all over Instagram right now and they’re so damn pretty

Still clinging onto summer? Join the club. Let your nails carry the season over via dried flower nails, which see minuscule flowers pressed, dried, and placed onto the nails. So chic.

Everyone on Instagram is keen for a slice of the tropics (no matter the weather) with negative space manis getting a fruity twist.

More of a strawberry gal than watermelon? This teeny print design is cute AF.

Jelly nails are the hot new manicure trend sweeping Instagram and we’re kinda into it. With serious 90s vibes, the manicure style is also being dubbed ‘see-through nails’ or ‘glass nails’ and is achieved by applying a clear translucent tip to the nail. Are you ready for this jelly?

Minimalist rainbows and metal nail art? It doesn’t get much cooler than this. Nails by Park Eunkyung of @nail_unistella.

A little zesty nail inspiration to get you through this gloomy day on the hands of @fashionablykay.

Negative space nails are probably the biggest nail art trend of 2018 and we’re loving this geometric take on it by @paintboxnails.

Bejewelled nails are perfect for showcasing all your creativity – very Dolce Gabbana. Would you have these for your next mani?

Half-moon designs are nothing new, but we absolutely love the block colour combo of red and pink seen on the runway at Moschino. The perfect accompaniment to your pale pink coat.

This goes much further than a generic nail art idea. That’s right: what you’re seeing right there are actual tattooed nails! Yes, there’s a way to tattoo your nails at tattoo parlours just like they do on your skin (who knew?). The inking lasts for 6 weeks and apparently doesn’t hurt that much. Would you try it?

The craze for crystals has invaded our yoga studios, front rooms and pockets. Now you can hop on the trend by requesting rose quartz nails too. Pretty, no?

This crystal-encrusted 3d look is bound to turn heads with its striking volume and detail.

Gareth Pugh is the Dark Prince of avant-garde fashion, and his creative genius extended to the nails at his show, with hole-punched pitch-black talons.

Everyone knows red and pink makes the best colour-clash. Including Moschino, who accented cuticles in clashing shades at their A/W show.

Pink! Leopard print! Rave bracelets! Nothing but good vibes at Jeremy Scott’s catwalk show.

Statement nails – literally – marched down Vivienne Westwood’s catwalk in Paris.

Our latest inspiration comes straight from the catwalk – more specifically, Jeremy Scott’s. We’re loving the golden art over red polish.

Backstage from Riri’s Fenty show, the nails were daring. You might have to be as badass as Rihanna herself to pull these off.

On a more approachable note, the design at Roberta Einer was kept sweet with candy colours and a tie-die effect.

At Christian Siriano’s NYFW show the design was worthy of Channel’s tweeds.

But our favourite trend of the season might be this flower embellished mani – when is ethereal not beautiful?

How gorgeous are these colourful gradients from nail artist extraordinaire Madeline Poole? We’re in love.

Expressing your horoscope love through your mani? Yep, that’s a thing.

Want a simple, monochrome design? Try this ultra cool outline design…

Or these chic ‘squiggle’ nails. How sophisticated!

We love a metallic look, and this gold-meets-silver design is our new fave.

If you’re a fan of bright designs, this one is perfect for you!

A simple monochrome look with gorgeous gold details works so well. We love this look by Cheeky nails.

Janelle Monae’s Met Gala 2017 mani was monochrome perfection! LOVE.

Katy Perry’s red detailed nails were the icing on the cake at 2017’s Met Gala. She topped off an extravagant ensemble with these cool tips.

Here they are in a little more detail!

We’re so obsessed with Korean nail salon Unistella’s Instagram page – it always gives us so many mani ideas. Our current faves? These glitter-rimmed talons.

The rich colours of Opening Ceremony SS17 collection, were full-on in the brand’s artsy stripped nails.

Spotted on the Cushnie et Ochs’ runway, white nails with silver geometric details.

We’re so coping the nail art on the Rodarte Spring-Summer show. Subtle golden glitter over transparent nail varnish.

Marc Jacobs AW17 show proved nails can be a huge part of your identity! Spell out your name or favourite word with your mani for a touch of personalised genius.

Who says you need nail polish for nail art? Wire should do it. Check out this cool design by Eun Kyung Park, the founder of Unistella salon. She manipulates the wire into different shapes and keeps the nails neat and tidy with just clear nail polish. Love this!

Blake Lively chose this bling-tastic manicure for the Golden Globes. We love how it matches her bedazzled clutch bag.

At the Novis SS17 show at New York Fashion Week, geometric designs were in. Alicia Torello used Louboutin colours to make the nails pop.

We are obsessed with these Kenzo striped nails – we might even have found our Halloween nail look!

Alicia Torello created cool negative space nails at Cushnie et Ochs. She also used Louboutin for this French manicure-inspired look.

Kim Kardashian matched her sparkling diamond to her stunning manicure at the VMA’s last night.

Celebrity manicurist, Kimmie Kyees used Essie Gel Couture in Sheer Fantasy to create the natural nails.

Rihanna rocked gorgeous stiletto nails at the VMA’s last night using Red Carpet Manicure by celebrity manicurist, Kimmie Kyees.

Margot Robbie unleashed her bad side at the premiere of Suicide Squad when she rocked up with ‘evil’ spelled out on her talons.
Celebrity manicurist Elle used Red Carpet Manicure to get the look – and chose jet black polish Black Stretch Limo to spell out ‘evil’.
Here’s our guide to the best summer nail art designs for 2016.

Who’d have thought mini egg-inspired nails could look so chic? This design is perfect for spring/summer time and beyond.

We ADORE the matte and shiny mix in Kerry Washington’s nail art. She wore this look to the 2016 Oscars, and shared a picture of it on her Instagram prior to the event.

This gorgeous Christian Louboutin nail art at the AW16 Cushnie Ochs show during NYFW had us all swooning. It’s super easy to recreate and perfect for anyone who prefers understated designs.

At the AW16 Novis show in New York, this modern and futuristic Christian Louboutin nail art caught our eye.

Follow the model’s lead from the 3.1 Phillip Lim show and wear khaki on your nails (it’s the colour of the season!). Finish the paint job with a cool strip of metallic shine.

Loving the silver glittery mani, Swifty! The GRAMMY Award winner kept her manicure stylish and simple – with silver sparkles.

Is that a lethal weapon, or just Lady Gaga’s manicure? The pop star takes the long nail trend to gaga proportions with these super-long spiky red and black talons.

We really want these custom-made Minx nails

These jewel-encrusted nails were spotted on the catwalk at The Blonds SS 12 show: invest in some nail jewels and get creative for a party-perfect look.

These super sharp nails sure are dramatic.

Yikes! This takes the term ‘eye-opening’ to a whole new level, courtesy of the Nail Design Gallery.

It’s all about Negative Space right now. A fully painted nail is just like so last year. This look doesn’t require a base colour, and gives off the illusion of lacquer floating against a naked nail bed.

We love this summery Snoopy and Woodstock nail art from Instagram user @reina_morishita_bezu. To the beach!

Modern Family star Ariel Winter opted for snow white nails for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. We can’t be sure, but we think that’s a gun design on her ring finger.

Whether you’re headed to Glastonbury or hitting the beach this summer, these ice lolly nails will ensure you win the manicure Olympics (that’s a thing, right?).

To get the look you’ll need the Lottie Walls ASOS Exclusive Twister Nail Polish Stencils Set, £15, available at www.asos.com.

Start with a coat of the lemon yellow and then apply the nail stickers to section off lolly stripes once dry.

Next, top up with the red or green layers as instructed.

Once all colours are dry, you can apply the Lottie Walls ASOS Exclusive Lolly Nail Stickers, £10, www.asos.com, using a pair of tweezers.

Et voila, this Walls X ASOS manicure looks good enough to eat.

Don’t underestimate the impact of a simple half and half two-colour manicure. These lilac and black nails are super-chic. This look was created by Jenny Longworth for Revlon.

Revlon’s ‘Floral Noveaux’ design is created using: Basecoat; Fuchia Fever; Nail Art Detailer Brush; Charming; Knockout; Topcoat. For a step-by-step guide to get this look, click here.

Actress Emmy Rossum’s muted camel-toned nails are brought bang up-to-date with these gorgeous eye designs on the half moons.

Add a little fire to your talons with these statement ombré nails in fiery red, orange and yellow by The Illustrated Nail. See more from The Illustrated Nail theillustratednail.tumblr.com. We love this 80s vibe – check out 100 years of nail art trends in this film.

Would you wear ‘I do’ nails on your big day? This girl did! We spied this wedding nail design on Instagram (#WeddingWednesday) and we think it looks pretty amazing. See more from Cazadora de Tendencias here.

These nails are just dreamy – Jennifer Lawrence is giving us major wedding nails inspiration right now. J-Law sported this modern french manicure design at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Actress Busy Philipps attended the 2015 TV Land Awards, and for the occasion she decided to rock a purple mosaic design on her talons. Excellent choice.

Lily Allen took to Instagram to show off her new talons, captioning the picture: “My kids are gonna freak out tomorrow #frozen nails by @sweetbcreations x x x”. We are extremely jealous of her nails, created by the Melrose Place manicurist Sabella “Bella” Snyder, especially because they feature Anna, Elsa and Olaf the snowman.

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