Nail Designs

If you can draw lines and dots, then you can bundle up your nails for autumn with this charming fall nail art. Gingham plaid has never looked so fresh! Here's how to do it.
You may not be trick-or-treating this year, but if you do find your hands in a candy bowl, make sure they're Halloween-ready. Spin a web of beauty with these cobweb Halloween nails.
Welcome the warmer hues of fall with this collection of 21 fall nail designs with full tutorials. With seasonal motifs like harvest fruits and colors that rival the prettiest scenic drives, you'll be right on trend for fall. Find your fall... more
Nail art designs of a feather flock together! This peacock feather nail art design re-creates the look of the world's most exotic plumage with layers of swirling circles. Here's how to get the look.
Dress up your nails with this stylized version of the wisest of woodland creatures. Whooo can create this two-tone owl nail-art design? Why, anyone. Here's how.
Halloween is one of the best times of the year to experiment with hair, makeup, and style choices you wouldn't usually make. Likewise for nails. These Halloween nail designs are fun, easy to re-create, and a bit morbid—the perfect... more
Rocker chick, floral goddess, classic beauty—you can change your nails as often as you change your mind. No matter what title you're aiming for, black nail designs are the way to achieve it.
Take nautical nails to a whole new level with this sea-worthy look that combines anchors, stripes and cartoon pirates for a mani that's worth its weight in gold.
Need a different look for this year's Halloween nails? Want to venture away from blood and creepy crawlies? How about these cracked tombstone Halloween nails? To the naked eye, these look almost as horrific as they sound, but creating them... more
Give your nails a little touch of femininity with petite bows in this dressed-up take on the classic French manicure.
Pair a popular technique with a much-loved shape, and you have a nail art design that's simply out of this world. Follow along with these simple steps to get the look yourself!
Summer may be coming to a close, but you can keep the beach party going well into the cooler months with this colorful tropical nail design. Follow our simple steps to re-create the look yourself!
Have an eye for interesting nail art? Then this look is for you! Try your hand at this Egyptian-inspired nail art design for an eye-catching look your friends will envy. (Okay, no more puns, I promise.)
If going back to school means football, tailgating and fun Friday nights, then you'll love this nail design. An easy-to-paint megaphone will put your spirit right on your spirit fingers. Three cheers for back-to-school nails!
Pink is our go-to color when we want to feel ultra-feminine. What girl doesn't want to feel as though she has stepped into a fairy tale every once upon a time? Whether you want a subtle, sweet or bold pink nail design, we've got you... more
You don't have to fly to a tropical destination for a snorkeling excursion to get a glimpse of the beauty in the sea. With this nail art tutorial, it's easy to paint your favorite underwater scenes, such as coral and starfish, right on... more
Don't settle for daydreaming about that beach vacation. Bring the beach to your nails with this splashy design for beach nails. Here's how to get the look.
Nothing says "back to school" like a box of crayons. Give your tips a sentimental finish with this nail art tutorial inspired by a childhood favorite.
Keep your summer nails light and refreshing with this kiwi-inspired nail art design. Our step-by-step tutorial makes it easy.
This rose-and-geometric nail art is as pretty as a cottage garden with its trellis full of blooming garden roses. Here's a tutorial on how to paint your own bloomers.
Weekend binge sessions with Netflix and HBO Go are some of the best times to break out your nail kit, so it's only natural that polish fanatics around the Web have nail design ideas inspired by hit TV shows. Take a look at some of the best... more
Check out some of our favorite nail art designs from blogger Sammy Tremlin of The Nailasaurus! Sammy is a master of designing beautiful manicures that look great on short nails.
Give your nails a vintage feel with a modern twist using this easy tutorial for a damask nail design. Damask print is stunning on nails, because it's usually done with contrasting, standout colors for a classic nail design that's not going... more
Few things spur the imagination more than a good book, so if your nail art designs have been feeling a little dull lately, what better way to breathe new life into them than by channeling your favorite fictional characters? Transform your... more
When it comes to edgy fashion, studs are badass on garments and accessories, and this season, they're a must-have for your mani. These glue-on gems may be the simplest way to get the perfect 3-D nails, so we've rounded up 18 nail art... more
Show your patriotic spirit with 4th of July nails. This nail art tutorial shows you how to wear this look two different ways, depending on your style and skill level.
Try this easy nail art tutorial featuring everyone's favorite woodland creature hiding amid a field of floral fingertips. What does the fox say? Super cute!
Remember the red-white-and-blue banners hung out for Independence Day picnics? These festive 4th of July nails also make something memorable to bring to the picnic!
Play up your nails this season using bright polishes and lively prints. These 15 summer nail designs will transport you to the beach while also letting you indulge in calorie-free ice cream. Whether you plan to spend your days lying by the... more
Put a twist on your typical flower nail art with a design built on a blank background for an airy appearance. If you can make dots, you can pull off these flower nails!
If you've got an seaside vacation planned, then you'll need this tutorial for an easy beach nail design featuring bouncy, colorful beach balls! It's a detail you can add to all your nails or just one for a summery nail look sure to get... more
You scream, I scream, we all scream for this yummy ice cream nail design. Cool your nails with this frozen treat.
Inspired by the nautical anchor design that's omnipresent in the summer months, this nail-art look is perfect for days spent lounging poolside or on the beach.
July 4th is the one day a year where even the most uptight fashionistas dress in holiday stars and stripes. On everything from flip- flops to T-shirts, reds, whites and blues reign supreme. Pretty patriotic nails are the definition of... more
I've designed a mix of florals, gradients and polka dots to create a funky summer ombre nail art tutorial that can be worn by anyone. Here's how to do it.
No beach vacation in your future? This palm tree nail art is almost as good as the real thing. Almost.
Weddings are a time to look your best, but if it's not your big day, picking an appropriate wedding nail design can be difficult. Subtlety isn't for everyone, but if there was ever a time for a tasteful mani, this is it. Keep the crazy... more
Just because you're new to nail art doesn't mean you can't rock decked out digits. We know 3D nails and freehand masterpieces can look intimidating, but with the right tools and tutorials achieving these on-trend nail designs doesn't have... more
This simple spring nail art combines florals and glitter for a fresh, fun look. Read on to see how to create this look in just a few easy steps.
Bring a little bling to your fingertips with a nail art look that features stunning rhinestones and a faux necklace design that's super simple to do.
The French manicure is a timeless, tried-and-true style perfect for nearly any occasion, but let's face it: What white tips offer in classic, clean style, they lack in creativity. If you're looking for a way to spice up the stylish staple... more
The French tip is a classic nail art design. Tweak the concept with a little chunky glitter, and you've got a glam new version.
Earth Day is April 22 and green is in. Capture the Earth’s natural beauty with these floral, sprout, and landscape digits. We rounded up our favorite manis from pro nail bloggers so you can make a statement in style.
Floral print is a timeless spring staple, and this season it's all about taking that trend to your nails. Most of these manis can be recreated with a nail brush and a little bit of practice. Which floral nail art look will you rock?
Plant a bouquet of sweet daisies on your nails with this easy nail art.
Whether you're taking a vacation to a tropical island or just looking to spruce up your tips, this nail art tutorial is for you.
In need of a fun nail art look you can wear for Easter? Try this sweet nail design inspired by my favorite Easter treat.
Pastels are always in for spring, but this season they're extra trendy. Rock the soft, feminine style with some of the best pastel nail art looks found on Pinterest. From bold patterns to sweet spring manis, we've got you covered.
Season four is coming and while we're biting our nails waiting to see who will be killed off this season, we might as well be rocking "Game of Thrones" manis. Whether you prefer to pick your favorite house, represent all the sigils, or... more
This nail art design has everything a girl could love: flowers and bling! Follow these simple steps and get the look in minutes.
Put a fun twist on traditional style with this bright, colorful paisley nail art design.
A mix of different techniques creates a surprising--and fun!--nail art technique. We know it looks tricky, but it's actually rather simple to get the look. Here's how.
Taking inspiration from the runway makes it easy to create new nail art designs. This one from Prada is one-size-fits-all and super chic.
As tempting as it is to shower you with shamrocks, here's a grown up and glamorous nail art look for St. Patrick's Day.
Looking for the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow? You'll find it on your finger tips with this easy and sparkly St. Patrick's Day nail art.
Show your spots with this playful nail art design! A classic animal print—leopard—gets an update with pastel pink.
Line up a stack of Xs and Os for a winning nail art design. Just follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to paint tic-tac-toe on your nails!
Give your tips a sneak peek at spring with this easy floral technique. All you need is a dotting tool.
If the price of runway fashion eludes you, try translating your favorite looks into wicked cool nail art. Here's how I did it.
Whether you plan to go out for romantic dinner or stay in for a movie marathon, celebrate the season of love with these Valentine's Day nail art ideas. These designs are sure to make you swoon.
Spring is just around the corner, which means so are beautiful garden flowers. This whimsical, freehand flower-and-stripes nail art is just the thing to tide me over until real flowers are ready to bloom. I think it turned out so cute, I... more
You'll love this nail art with rainbow stripes. It's only five steps and requires zero skill, so it's the perfect design for a beginner!
Frigid negative temperatures have us ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. For nail art lovers, it's a chance to trade in dark tones for vibrant pastels and popping royal hues! So give winter the finger--a floral... more
I am so obsessed with hearts, and velvet is back on the fashion scene. For this Valentine's Day nail art how-to, we're mixing the two for a textural treat! All you need is a nail art brush, small and large dotting tool,... more
I'm sharing a Valentine's Day look that's right on trend with current styles this year. It mixes the iconic heart symbol with an eye-catching ikat pattern. What's not to love about a holiday that celebrates with heart... more
I love tribal and Aztec designs, and I think they translate into nail art well. I recently stumbled across a picture of Aztec nails that used a combination of white, black, and pastel. I was inspired to create my own version with glitter... more
Not too many exciting things happen in January aside from dieting and exercise, but what I love about this month is all the layering for colder weather with scarves and leggings and boots! For me, that means adding plaid to my wardrobe.... more
I heart nail art. And although I'm not a massive celebrator of Valentine's Day, I do enjoy the holiday, because I do a ton of heart and floral designs, which are two of my favorites. For this look, I've combined the two, so... more
Nail art blogger and DivineCaroline contributor Sammy Tremlin shares some of her favorite nail art designs. Get ideas for dressing up your own digits with these fabulous nail art creations from the talent behind the popular blog The... more
With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been experimenting with festive nail art. The holidays just don’t seem complete without a festive nail spruce up. At this time of the year you can never go wrong with a bit of glitter... more
Some of the prettiest Christmas decorations are the presents under the tree. I like to wrap my presents in elegant wrapping paper with lots of ribbons and bows! What’s better then having little presents go everywhere with you in the... more
In order to get the ultimate Christmas nails, I thought it only made sense to start with two well-known holiday symbols: snow and a Christmas tree. Even though I live in an area that doesn’t get any snow in the winter, it’s... more
Every year I dream of a white Christmas. There’s nothing quite like waking up to freshly fallen snow before anyone’s had a chance to trample through it that makes the cold, dark nights of winter totally worth it. The beautiful... more
Once the Christmas season rolls around, I crave the traditional taste of peppermint! Peppermint ice cream, peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint brownies are a few of my holiday favorites. With all these delicious cravings I have, it... more
Even Ebenezer Scrooge knows no holiday outfit is complete without a mani to match. From Santa's bum to elegant geometric designs, we rounded up 12 eye-catching holiday nail looks from the Interwebs. Spread chic cheer this Christmas with... more