If you’re a beauty lover, why not get creative with a fun Easter manicure? Simple designs or full-blown nail art, there’s nothing like looking down at your hands to see a pretty pop of pastel.
This year, nail art is all the rage again, but with a subtle twist – think negative space designs and glossy finishes. Scroll down to see some DIY ideas from some of our favourite nail artists…
Spring daisy nails
Created by @thebeautyroombysarah
These adorable daisy nails were created using a matte base with placed green glitter and white and yellow flowers painted on top.
Essie Matte About You Top Coat, £8.99, Lookfantastic
Speckled Easter egg nails
Created by @nailsbydanniimoore
Simple but effective, you can mimic the look of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs with a few simple tools – and it always looks adorable.
Start with a pastel shade (or try stripes like Dannii), and then you can use a small nail art brush to make the speckles – it doesn’t have to be too perfect! Finish with a matte topcoat for that frosted look.
Nail Art Brushes, £6.99, Amazon
Easter bunny nails
Created by @jen.the.nail.lady
How cute are these? You’ll need a very steady hand and a fine brush to give these a whirl, or perhaps you’ll leave it to the professionals! But either way, we love the creamy colour story of these painted tips.
Nailberry Nail Lacquer in Mystere, £15, Lookfantastic
Spring floral nails
Created by @beautyspace_charlotte
We love this simple-yet-effective design, which can be achieved using a tiny dotting tool. You could even use a toothpick or the end of a hairpin.
Mix up your colours depending on your mood – but for an Easter-themed look, stick to pastels.
Diorlisse Abricot in Snow Pink, £22, Dior
The updated French manicure
Created by @thenailloungeipswich
Add a spring twist to your French mani by lining the tips of your nails in a creamy pastel shade like lilac – and for a modern look, keep that line super fine. Try using a tiny detail brush.
Essie Nail Polish in Lilacism, £7.99, ASOS
Created by @charsgelnails_
We love these fun yellow tones for an Easter take on the gradient trend – simply pick five complementing shades and paint each finger.
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Lemon Sorbet, £3.99, ASOS
Created by @sophies_nails20
Create a fun waterfall of colour at your tips with lots of different coloured spots. Finish with a super glossy topcoat.
Dior Gel Top Coat, £22, FeelUnique
Metallic floral nails
Created by @betina_goldstein
Metallics aren’t just for Christmas, as Chanel nail artist Betina Goldstein proved with this gorgeous golden spring mani.
Nails Inc 45 Second Speedy Gloss in Gold, £8, Marks & Spencer
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