In the world of nails, we are often bombarded with images of long, luscious, and stylish nails. For many, however, long nails aren’t practical. Whether that’s because of work, school or even having children – long nails just aren’t feasible for many girls in day to day life. Styles Weekly is here to promote short nails. We want to prove that short nails can be just as gorgeous as long nails – if not more so sometimes. Here are 10 ideas for nail art on short nails. These styles will keep you looking fabulous and fashionable.
Ombre French Manicure
Start strong with a contemporary twist on a classic style. This look combines the French manicure with a pink nail and white tips. Paint your nails a lovely baby pink. Next, lightly paint the white polish on with a sponge. Dab the polish directly from the sponge on the nail. Use a gentle touch to achieve the perfect ombre.
Glittery red with heart accent nail
This is a super cute look that’s perfect for any special occasion. Begin by selecting your favourite shade of red glitter. Paint your entire nail except your ring finger on both your hands. Do several coats to get an opaque, beautiful colour. Paint your ring finger a bright, white color. Paint a heart with the glittery red on each of your fingernails to create a stunning accent.
Matte Nail Art
Matte nails are a trend that has taken the nail art world by storm. This fabulous look offers a cool, contemporary finish for your nails. Use a variety of shades in your favorite matte nail polish. Paint different colours on each nail – be brave and daring with this. Keep the colours neutral so they complement one another. Finish off with some black art lines on both middle fingers.
Purple with Glitter Ombre
Styles Weekly loves glitter ombre. This is a super simple but effective technique. Begin by painting your nails in your favorite shade of purple. Next, select your favorite glitter polish. This glitter polish should be applied to the base of nails, creating a seamless blend. For a stunning finish, add a glossy topcoat.
Glossy Black Style
Glossy and black are two of our favourite things when it comes to nails – so why not combine them? It’s easy to create this look. Use a cool and versatile black. Paint your nails black and top them with a glossy finish. The best color to pick is a colour that goes with anything.
Pretty, Pastel Pink
Pretty pastel shades are all the rage this season – so incorporating them into your nail art is a surefire way of staying trendy and chic. This neutral pastel pink will go with everything. Choose your favourite shade of nude-pink and paint all your nails with it. It should be even and smooth. Then, finish it with a glossy topcoat for extra shine.
Diamantee Accent Nils
In our eyes, the more glam and glitz on your nails the better – so why not experiment with nail gems? This is a super easy look that adds a bit of sparkle to your style. Paint your nails in your favorite colour. This would work for any colour. The image above is a pretty shade of pink. Then, place some diamantees in a cute design on your accent nail.
Gold and Gemstone Accents
We love being creative with our nails. This look is sure to inspire you! Paint your nails white and then pink, but make sure you choose matte shades. Use a nail art pen in gold to draw cute pictures or add lines to your nails. Add gemstones in a beautiful pattern to two fingernails.
Nails in Multi-Coloured Colours
You don’t need to limit yourself to just one colour when you paint your nails. If you can’t choose your favourite colour – then don’t narrow it down at all! Select a few colours that complement each other and alternate between them while painting your nails. Try and mix it up – so have one glitter shade, one neutral and one which is a little more bright and colourful. You’ll love your final product.
The season’s hottest shades? Berry tones. These shades are so versatile and go with many styles and colours that they have replaced the more neutral ones! This fabulous look can be copied by choosing a berry-colored shade to paint on your nails. Finish off with a topcoat and file your nails perfectly. This is a great look!
Which of these ideas for nail art is your favorite one? Will you try out any of the ideas yourself? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.