Need some nail-spiration? These cool manicure ideas will get you in the mood to paint!
It’s the quickest, easiest and often cheapest way to update your look. Yes, forget the designer handbag! These manicure ideas for spring are the hottest arm candy around.
Lipstick has long been the barometer of social and economic unease. Known as the ‘lipstick index’, women have been found to forego more expensive luxuries, like shoes and bags, for the affordable indulgence of a new lipstick during periods of recession. But for the first time in, like, ever nail polish sales have outstripped those of lippies, suggesting there’s a new kid on the beauty block.
In fact, us Brits spent £284 million on nail varnish in 2014 – that’s more than 1 million bottles a week. The power of polish is palpable and offers the same kind of feel-good factor as a salon blow-dry or spray tan in minutes.
So what of the new season trends? Well red is back but a deeper, moodier red. Nudes are still in but this summer sees a barely-there, no manicure-manicure type finish. And of course, there are the zingy brights that keep our fingers (and toes for that matter) looking hot all summer.
Check out these new season mani ideas for some serious nail-spiration. Your hands will thank you for it!
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The monochrome mani
We love Miss Ladyfinger’s take on Reese Witherspoon’s black and white dress.
The Aztec mani
H+M has created the ultimate fashion mani. Apply base coat then create a series of coloured triangles at the tip of the nail.
The stencil mani
Fun and wearable we love these nail art ideas for spring.
Credit: Instagram: @Bakenekonails
The marble mani
OPI has adapted this on-trend interior design for nails using a bit of cling film and a nail art pen to dab and drag black polish across the nail.
The top tips
A bright tip against a nude nail is a winning look for summer.
The wine nail
Bang on trend for summer, this Bio Sculpture manicure in ‘On the Dark Side’ is pure polish heaven!
The stiletto mani (AKA the Louboutin style manicure!)
One for longer nails, this Louboutin-inspired manicure by Pshiiit blogger, Camille, is super luxe. Paint the top of your nails a glossy black, and the underside bright red.
The half and half!
Mix and match your colours for a spring-time mani with a difference! We love these orange and grey nails…
The zesty mani
Nothing beats a tangerine polish for summer, especially one with a token crystal nail!
The matte mani
Grey polish + matte top coat = one cool manicure
The punchy pink
This poppy pink, worn by Nail Lacquer UK, would look great on fingers AND toes!
The nude shimmer
This glam nude design by One Nail To Rule Them All is so simple to achieve. After two coats of polish concentrate glitter on just the tips and build up.
The no manicure-manicure
We love these barely-there nude nails over at blog Nail Lacquer UK