If you’re always busy trying to juggle many responsibilities at work and at home, it’s easy to neglect time for yourself. What better way to keep your fingers off your phone (and work) then to pamper yourself to a manicure? Call it a form of self-care or even a short phone detox if you will. With your hands in the good hands (pun intended) of your manicurist, lean back, pick your design and enjoy a stress-free hour or two for yourself. We have gathered these long-lasting designs for you to get inspired for your next fresh mani!
Adorn your nail tips with glitter in different sizes to create varying textures and sparkles. A good manicurist will be able to help you layer well enough so that there is an ombre-like effect.
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2. Geometric shapes
Try a manicure design inspired by Piet Mondrian. You can either pull off the same colours as the famous painting Composition with Red Blue and Yellow which he completed in 1930 with red, blue and yellow or with other shades of colours.
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3. Mixed matter
Break the monotony of a set of solid coloured nails with unexpected clean lines (or shapes) on alternate fingers. To jazz it up even more, pick contrasting colours to make the manicure pop.
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4. Flower power
If you are feeling feminine and you want a delicate floral design, we say go for this! This design method of nail-framing emphasizes your nail shape as the designs are on the perimeter of the nails. If you love more drama, go ahead and amp it up with larger or brighter floral designs.
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5. Minimal lines
This is for the cool chick who wants to try out colours but is still not keen on venturing too far to the other side. Depending on your mood, you can choose to do a thicker line in the colours of the rainbow or to just have them all in a single colour.
6. Abstract nails
It’s a dash of terrazo-inspo, a dash of paint blob splatters and minimalist lines mixed up together and we love the overall effect. The difficult decision lies in your colour combination. We’ll recommend to keep to three colours at most and to keep the accent patterns in white and black.
7. Forest foliage
Not only is this a beautiful floral design, this nature-inspired manicure is a good reminder of the natural world beyond your office desk as you type away at the next document for submission. The combination of roses and ferns can be as elaborate as your heart desires.
8. Negative space ombre
Instead of doing horizontal ombre nails, try this negative space vertical ombre design that will help your manicure looking fresh no matter how long your nails have grown.
9. Graphic splatter
This is a cheerful design that is simple and yet eye-catching. Best of all you won’t need to sit in the manicurist chair for hours just to get this beautiful design.
10. Foiled plans
This is a combination of graphic lines and an abstract foil design to keep things interesting at the nail tips.
11. Paint blobs
If you want to do an acrylic blob art painting because you love the vibrant colours but you simply do not have time to do so, why not put that design down on your nails?
This nail design features a confetti design in vibrant hues to inspire you to celebrate, just because!
If you’ve been lusting for that bling but pay day or your bonus isn’t here yet, consider putting on these nail blings intead. You’ll be surprised at how the right choice of glitter can sparkle almost like a diamond.
14. Ombre floral
This is another feminine and classy nail design featuring delicate florals and an ombre red design. You can choose to have all ten fingers in an ombre design if you are not a fan of flowers too.
15. Holographic tips
Holographic nails are the nails that shout ‘TGIF’, and we’re sure that at least this design will remind you that Friday is near. This is a more adult take on the full holographic nail.