Top 55 Manicure Ideas for Pretty Nails
Sometimes, you don’t want to go bold and fierce with your manicure, nor do you want to be weird and funky with your nail art designs. For these days, we’ve put together a gallery of pictures of pretty nail designs for when you want a beautiful and very pretty look.
Whether you wear normal, acrylic, or gel nails, or want easy to do or complicated pretty nail design ideas, your perfect pretty nail design is here for you. The following pretty nails will make you smile and wonder at their lovely appearances, we promise you!
Keep it very simple and sweet
You really don’t need to spend a ton of time to have very pretty nails. Just pick some pretty nail polish, swipe it on, and you’re ready to go! Here are very simple pretty nail designs to inspire you.
The ombre (check out here for more ideas), or gradient, effect is also easy to perfect. You need at least two different colors and a keen artistic eye to blend them together for a very pretty design. Don’t you think the following pictures are absolutely lovely?
Amp up the pretty with a bit of sparkle
Glitter, rhinestones, metallic polish, and shimmery flakes are all the rage right now. Here are some pretty nail designs that will make your manicures sparkly and shiny for those days or nights when you really want to stand out of from the crowd. Unleash your inner super star and diva by wearing pretty nails inspired by one of these pictures!
For the full on “wow factor,” use glitter and shimmer all over your fingernails!
Adding some rhinestones or sparkly foil on every nail gives a very tasteful and pretty nails effect, wouldn’t you agree?
Using sparkly polish or shimmery texture sparingly is a great way to add a pop of glam to any pretty nail design. A shiny accent nail is an easy way to give any manicure a boost of elegance and make the manicure wearer feel like royalty.
These bold and modern patterns make for very pretty nails
Who doesn’t like polka, dots, stripes, and zig zags? These bold patterns make for very fun pretty nail designs. The first patterns every little girl uses to spice up her manicure are these very simple ones, and why would you want to stop as a teenager or adult? Take some inspiration from these easy to paint patterned nails when you want a youthful and pretty manicure.
Clean lines and geometric shapes give a sleek and chic look
The following pretty nail designs were inspired by geometry. Who would have thought simple shapes would make for such pretty nails? Keep your lines straight and clean in these detailed patterns for a delicate and pretty addition to any outfit.
Intricate details are always pretty!
Here are more detailed pretty nails for when you have a bit more time to paint on complicated patterns. Twists, turns, and tribal inspired patterns are part of this list. We think they’re absolutely gorgeous, don’t you think?
Take a walk on the wild side with these nails
Nature and wildlife are the best inspirations for pretty manicures! Unleash your inner leopard or cheetah with these pretty nail designs. We think that combining animal patterns with splashes of color makes for a very bold look!
Floral inspired designs
Speaking of nature, this last set of nail art pictures are inspired by beautiful flowers and plants. They’re perfect for fun day events or when you’re wearing bold colors out at night and need a way to soften up your outfit.
For starters, here are easy floral designs. They may be simple and straightforward, but that doesn’t make them any less pretty!
To round out our list, we give you more detailed and intricate floral designs that make for delicate, absolutely gorgeous manicures. Copy these pretty nail designs and you’ll feel like you’re walking around with tiny artistic masterpieces on your fingernails all day!
You don’t need to paint flowers all over your fingernails for a lovely look. This flowery spin on the classic French tip is the epitome of pretty sophistication.