The Best Manicure Inspiration That You Can Recreate At Home

Our favourite mani-pedi looks to be discovered on Instagram and how to achieve them

The Best Manicure Inspiration That You Can Recreate At Home

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Thinking of giving yourself an at-home manicure but in need of some inspiration? Look no further than our selection of the most sophisticated nail looks from these stylish celebrities, content creators and nail experts.

From chic new neutral shades to nail art designs that are as simple to achieve as they are Instagrammable, there’s plenty here to spark creativity – and we have also helpfully provided the products you need to recreate them. The perfect mani-pedi isn’t as far away as you might think.

New neutrals

Victoria Magrath, aka In The Frow, has not only been demonstrating how she removes her acrylics at home on Instagram, she also proves that you shouldn’t overlook a super light lilac shade when searching for a neutral nail colour. It’s so effortlessly chic.

Lilac tones

Why not follow Jennifer Lopez’s example and experiment with a matching purple shade on both your eyelids and your nails? Her nail artist Tom Bachik called it the perfect summer colour.

Seeing stars

It can feel a little nerve-wracking to try nail art yourself at home, but delicate stars dotted on as part of your manicure are pretty without being overly complicated. Take Cassandre Marie, the nail artist, as your inspiration.

Intricate designs

Intricate nail art designs, like those you can see on Ciate‘s Instagram page, look suitably impressive – but you don’t necessarily need to spend hours creating them…

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Black and white

Karlie Kloss might be applying lipstick in this Instagram post but we were more distracted by the glossy finish on her geometric black and white nails.

Little hearts

Small details, such as little hearts placed at the cuticles, instantly upgrade a simple pink manicure and, with the right tools, it’s not as difficult to create as it might appear.

Multi-toned pink

As a nail artist, Jessica Washick loves colour and often creates intricate multicoloured designs that she showcases on social media. This is an easy, yet still creative look, perfect for recreating at home. Simply reach for a complementary group of colours you already have in your nail polish collection.

Coloured tips

Coloured tips allow you to be a little creative with your nails without needing too much upkeep or confidence when it comes to home painting.

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Cloud nails

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Cloud sugar cubes to match my cloud nails ☁️

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We might be used to Rachael Clifton influencing our fashion choices but she’s also a fruitful source of inspiration for at-home nail art looks, too, including this dreamy cloud-inspired design. You can follow her tutorial here.

Think pink

We love the simplicity of a perfect pink manicure, as modelled by the content creator Lauren Crowe. As she proves, the colour looks especially beautiful next to her (self-)tanned skin.

Rainbow

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🌈 RAINBOW 🌈 – I did this design for KATY PERRY @katyperry on her Witness tour 🌈 Recreate this look in my next online Masterclass 27/5/20 @ 7pm – Hosted by my main man @robbietomkins 🌈 Tickets via link in bio! 🌈 This weeks mega prize by @biosculpturegelgb worth over £180 🙌🏼 (swipe right) • I used @biosculpturegelgb Baby Heart confetti, Creme, High pigments, Dream catcher, Margaux and Diana. • #rainbownails #rainbow #pridenails #pride #lgbt #🌈 #event #nails #nailart #masterclass #mhmasterclass #onlinewebinar #zoom #nailsofinstagram #learnwithme #negativespacenails #nailworkshop #notd #katyperry #katyperryfans #zoomwebinar #robbietomkins #biosculpture #biosculpturegel #evo2gel

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For a brighter nail look, why not be inspired by the rainbows currently being used to express support for all our key workers, as well as the LBGTQ+ community? We love the manicurist Michelle Humphrey’s idea to just decorate the tips.

Glitter party

Glitter nails aren’t just for Christmas. In fact, with a high-gloss finish, they reflect the light beautifully in the sunshine. By applying just a hint of gold at the tips, you can also make short nails appear longer.

Daisy, Daisy

Miss Pop provides a wealth of creative nail looks on Instagram – some much more complicated than others – but this daisy-inspired manicure was created specifically to be achieved at-home.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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