Today, everyone wants to be different. Instagram accounts are filled with black-and-white filter pictures of anything to call yourself a ‘photographer’, watching obscure indie movies to impress your pitiful mainstream flick-catching friends, switching to almond milk and chia seeds for breakfast to stay ahead of all those dietary trends, and so on.
Who’s to say that doesn’t work? And more importantly, being considered unique is a good thing in many ways! Take your cue from this list of great nail art ideas, that are sure to make you really stand out in a crowd.
Red Rhinestone Unique Nail Design
Get these decadent Bijoux nails by applying a wicked red shade the base coat before using rhinestones to decorate your nails as much as you like. These remind one of Beverly Hills queens of the 70’s and 80’s.
Cute Lime Stamped Nail Art
Super summery, this kind of nail art is certain to keep you cool throughout the hot days, just like a glass of lemonade! Apply a lime-green base coat and top off with a light layer of cucumber green, before stenciling the lime in with a toothpick.
Giraffe Print Nail Design
Animal print nails is always in vogue. This giraffe print nail art is bound to bring out your beautiful, wild side. The extra sheen can be achieved by applying a top coat after you finish the prints.
Dark Blue Gel Nail Design
The rich, gel pen ink-ish blue might get a little boring after a while, but using either glitter paint, or even better artificial gemstones can instantly give a new life to the otherwise boring design.
Black and White Unique Nail Art
With the sixth season of Game of Thrones wrapping up on a very important character leaving The House of Black and White, it’s important to have something to remember the plot. These designer nails will help you do just that – note how the style changes from avant-garde to full-on bling?
Funny Cartoon Nail Design on Acrylic Nails
Now you can get as chic and sophisticated as you like with this minimalist black-grey-white nail art, but the smiley cartoon adds an element of fun that actually makes the look all the more stylish!
Pink Glitter Nail Art on Dark Skin
Hello, Paris Hilton Town! If you want candy-pink, heiress nails, check out this great idea for some rhinestone and glitter fun! Don’t forget to mix things up by having a preppy white and pink combination for your base coat.
Cute Brown Glitter Nail Design
A slightly more elegant version of the previous, this uses a more subdued but classy shade of pink, with artfully applied brown glitter. Set the glitter with a clear top coat. Think Kate Middleton at a summer luncheon!
Gold Glitter Unique Nail Art
This type of nail art is perfect for a Disney villain with oodles of style. See how the sheen over the glitter is achieved with a clear top coat. Don’t use too much of it, or you’ll go into garish territory.
Silver Checkered Nail Art for Cute Nails
And finally, a bit of bling never hurt anybody, especially if you incorporate a bit of the French (read: impossibly cool) fashion sense into it. Instead of white nail tips, use glittery french manicure and ready for game!
Silver Glitter Nail Design for Long Nails
Black Striped Nail Design on Orange Nails
Pink Shimmer Nail Design
Colorful Rainbow Nail Art
Awesome Striped Glitter Nail Art
Geometric Nail Design
Purple Floral Print Nail Design
Black Polka Dot Nail Design
Unique Rhinestone Nail Design
Blue and White Gel Nail Art
Deep Purple Nail Design
Hope these tips (pun intended) have helped! Don’t forget to send us your ideas and the results of replicating the ones from the list as well. It’s good to work hard at being different – but don’t try too hard either. If this is too complicated for you, stick to the basics and pick out whatever you’re most comfortable with. It’s all about you, after all.
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