Photo Credit: Chalkboard Nails
Mosaic Nail Art
pshiiit.comFrench blogger Camille of Pshiit created this très chic mosaic mani in a cheery palette of coral, pink, yellow and gold. The key to creating neat, straight lines: skinny striping tape you buy at any beauty supply store. You can easily get this look and other chic nail art trends right at home. Watch this video for more.
Diagonal French Tip Nail Art
sonailicious.comSo Nailicious shows how gorgeously simple nail art can be. Start with a base of petal pink polish, then draw on peach tips on a diagonal instead of straight across. Lovely, elegant and almost effortless!
Reverse Chevron Nail Art
sonailicious.comMaria V. of So Nailicious mixed graphic chevron, girly pink glitter and edgy black for a look that’s fresh and sophisticated.
Striped Nail Art
dressedupnails.comDressed up Nails shows off several styles of stripes on one hand, using the same shades on each nail for a harmonious effect.
Black Floral Nail Art
lovemaegan.comWho says florals have to be sweet? Blogger Maegan Tintati of Love Maegan painted bright hothouse flowers on a black background for stunningly noir nails.
Striped Moon Nail Art
pshiiit.comPshiit’s moon manicure has a couture feeling thanks to the delicate colors and subtle stripes. C'est magnifique!
Brocade Nail Art
chalkboardnails.comIf the ladies of Downton Abbey wore nail art, it might look something like these antiquey cream-and-mint tips from Chalkboard Nails. The brocade pattern has no precise parameters, so you can freehand any scrolls and flourishes your heart desires.
Ikat Nail Art
didmynails.comWith its blurred edges and bright contrasting colors, ikat translates beautifully into nail art. Take a tip from Did My Nails and start with a beautifully mid-tone base color, add splotches of a paler hue and finish by using a skinny brush to add outlines in black, navy or brown.
Abstract Nail Art
chalkboardnails.comChalkboard Nails turned the colorblock trend on its head with this artsy, 80’s-inspired mani. And it’s easy to recreate: Simply start with a pale base shade and, once dry, apply tape in a geometric design. Paint on a brighter shade and repeat ‘til you get your desired look.
Hybrid Strips-and-Polish Nail Art
sonailicious.comIt never occurred to us to combine polish and nail strips, aka wraps, in one manicure, but after seeing this stunning mélange at So Nailicious, we’re convinced!