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*OMG! I absolutely love your nails* *Is that gel or acrylic?* *From where did you get your design inspo?* This is what a regular conversation at the BB headquarters sounds like these days.Who can resist the allure of perfectly manicured talons, fresh out of nail bar? C’mon, have you been on the ‘gram recently? From Kylie Jenner to Selena Gomez, celebrities and influencers can’t stop flaunting the cutest, most chic nail art designs. Oh yes! The beauty world has finally jumped onto the nail art bandwagon!

From solid colors to intricate designs, there is oodles and oodles of nail art inspo online. Get yours from our top 10 latest nail art designs.

Top 10 Nail Art Ideas

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1. Me-Aww

It’s time to embrace your inner cat lady with this purrfect trend (wink, wink). Cats are all we see on our Instagram feed right now and let’s face it, they are the cutest thing evah. You can go minimalistic with just cat eyes or go all out by painting Pusheen all over your nails (we won’t judge you!).

Nykaa Recommends:

Nykaa Nail Care - Going Strong Calcium Milk,
Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer - Blackout
Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish - 39,
Faces Splash Nail Enamel - Sunny side up
Nykaa Nail Enamel - Hazelnut Frappe 175
Kiko Milano Smart Nail Lacquer - 44 Dark Grey

2. Rise N Shine

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the shiniest of them all? Chrome nails! This trend is not hard to imitate either. You can either apply a base coat and sprinkle chrome powder on the top or get your hands on a chrome nail paint.

Nykaa Recommends:

Nykaa Mirror Chrome Nail Lacquer - Sun-Kissed Gold,
Ellement Co. Chrome Powder - Golden Chance,
Nykaa Nail Care - Double Duty 2-in-1 Top & Base Coat

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3. Eggcellent Choice

‘Coz eating eggs every day is just too mainstream. Egg Nails are the most unexpected trend of the year, but these tiny eggs are literally too cute to resist. And, probably the easiest to create too — you only need white and yellow nail paints. Definitely one of the cute nail art designs to try on.

Nykaa Recommends:

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - White Chocolate Ganache,
Miss Claire One Stroke Nail Polish - N7

4. Arty-Crafty

Here’s one more trend we can thank Kylie Jenner for — Tie-Dye nails. Remember when she matched it with her toe ring? That might be last year, but this trend is still relevant AF. Start with a base coat and then apply a mix of blues in layers with a toothpick. For more precision, you can use a dotting tool.

Nykaa Recommends:

Beter Beauty Accessories Nail Art Kit,
Nykaa Nail Enamel - Blue Raspberry 62,
Nykaa Nail Enamel - Ocean Mist 182,
O.P.I Nail Lacquer - Yoga-ta Get This Blue

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5. Orange You Glad

Of course, a neon shade has made it to our list. Everybody is reliving their ‘90s dream by adding neon to their wardrobe. So, why should we shouldn’t we be doing it? Move over slime greens, our current favorite is orange.

Nykaa Recommends:

Colorbar Nail Lacquer - Sunset State,
Nykaa Nail Enamel - Sunset Daisy 134,
Lotus Make-Up Colour Dew Nail Enamel - Orange Fusion

6. What’s Poppin’

Don’t you wish you were born in the ‘50s or ‘60s a.k.a. the era of pop art and comic books? We relate. Now, we know that time travel doesn’t seem like a possibility in the near future, but pop art nails surely do. Thought bubbles, quirky notes, polka dots… you name it, this trend has got it all.

Nykaa Recommends:

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel - Pink Ruffle 152,
TS Color Police Nail Enamel - Marsh Mellow,
Colorbar Nail Lacquer - Guns N Roses

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7. Back To School

Plaids and flannels — what do they remind you of? School, of course. Now, wearing that uniform again may not be possible but the back-to-school vibe is totes achievable. On top of it, this trend is not restricted to just one color — you can experiment with black, white, red, yellow… you get the drill.

Nykaa Recommends:

Masaba by Nykaa Nail Enamel - Femme Fatale 284,
Faces Splash Nail Enamel - Black Beauty,
LYN Get Sporty Nail Lacquer - Yellow Jersey

8. Sparkle On!

‘Tis almost the festive season — the time to celebrate glitz, glam and sparkle. But, it’s not just your wardrobe that demands a makeover. You just can’t ignore your nails. But, don’t go for the usual boring silver and gold, jazz it up with pinks, blues and even teal.

Nykaa Recommends:

Lakme Color Crush Nail Art - G9,
Maybelline New York Color Show Party Girl Nail Paint - Tequilla Sunrise,
MyGlamm Manish Malhotra Nail Lacquer - Teal Tale

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9. Scream For Sheer

If you are a gel nail girl, super sheer nail trend is going to make you very very happy! Think of this as a no-makeup makeup look for your nails. It’s healthy and needs absolutely no-maintenance. From colored tints to nudes, all you need is one tint and you are good to go.

Nykaa Recommends:

MyGlamm LIT Nail Enamel - Seal The Deal,
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche A L'Huile Nail Paint - 114 Nude Demoiselle,
Colorbar Arteffects-Sheer Shine - Truly

10. Pride To Present

Why choose one color when you can flaunt them all? If you are a nail polish hoarder, you already own most of the rainbow colors. It’s now time to put them to use. You can mix and match on one nail, wear a different color on each nail or just do you, boo.

Nykaa Recommends:

Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish - 56,
Nykaa Unicorn Potion Nail Enamel - Sunshine & Rainbows,No. 236,
Masaba by Nykaa Nail Enamel - Can't Deal 281,
Faces Splash Nail Enamel - Tropical Green,
TS Color Police Nail Enamel - Sweet Ocean,
Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Indigo Ink,
Lakme True Wear Nail Color - Shade 507

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