25 Easter Nail Ideas That Will Have All the Peeps Talking

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Easter is many things: quality family time, adorable baskets for the kiddos and delicious meals. But it’s also a great holiday to show off an on-theme manicure—what other holiday has such fabulous spring colors and cutesy little furballs to work with? Whether it’s the classic iterations of bunnies, chicks and spring florals you’re after or it’s simply the pastel palette for you, here are 25 Easter nail ideas that will have all the Peeps talking. 

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1. Spring Florals

What’s Easter without spring flowers? This set uses shades of blue nail polishes and two statement nails featuring mini daisies to bring the whole look together. 

Get the design: CND “Sassy Sapphire” Polish ($15); CND “Creekside” Polish ($15)

2. Pastel Mix

You can never go wrong with a pastel manicure. The soft pink, green and purple hues add a playful, bright look to your nails. Use a dotting tool to achieve the floral prints. 

Get the design: Nails.Inc "That Sweet Life" Polish ($37; $27); Nails.Inc "Dripping In Cool" Polish ($10)

3. Negative Space

There are no rules when it comes to painting your nails, so leave some empty spaces using nail tape. To elevate the minimalistic look even more, add small daisies between the blue and clear polish for a spring touch.

Get the design: Sally Hansen "Blue Skies Ahead" Polish ($13); Sally Hansen Pro Tool Kit ($8)

4. Micro French Manicure

If you haven’t heard the news, micro French manicures are big for spring. Use a striping brush and hand draw the vibrant lines (or invest in a nail tape) on the tips of your nails.

Get the design: Essie Expressie Nail Polish ($10); Beetles Nail Art Brushes ($10)

5. French Tips

On the flip side, longer nails will appreciate the classic French manicure. Show off the curved design on all your nails or opt for a few (like the style above) to switch things up. 

Get the design: Olive & June "Honest and True" Polish ($9); Olive & June "JM" Polish ($9)

6. Statement Nail

This peek-a-boo design features a baby chick on the ring finger for a subtle (and adorable) nod to Easter without being too much. 

Get the design: Nails.Inc Plant Power Nail Polish ($10); Makartt Nail Art Brushes ($20)

7. Cuticle Love

It’s time to let your cuticles take center stage! Use a dotting tool to create a few daisies along the base of the blue nail polish for a unique look. 

Get the design: Nails.Inc Regents ($15); FULINJOY Dotting Pens ($10; $6)

8. Candy Eggs

Our favorite pastime is snacking on the delicious candy eggs, so celebrate the sweet treat on your manicure. Apply different pastel shades to each nail before using a striping brush to add short black lines down your nail for some dimension. 

Get the design: OPI "Graffiti Sweetie" Polish ($11); Winstonia Striping Brushes ($14)

9. Mix 'n Match

If you can’t decide on one particular style, try them all. Use a clear polish as your base before sketching designs like florals, swirls, you name it. 

Get the design: TOCOLES Nail Art Brushes ($12; $10)

10. Geometric Shapes

Play around with shapes and angles for a geometric style. To achieve the trend, grab some pastel polishes and striping tape to make mapping out your look easier. 

Get the design: Paintbox "Like Lilac" Polish ($22); Paintbox "Like Wonder" Polish ($22)

11. Jelly Beans

This candy-inspired manicure includes five neon shades to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Get the design: Nails.Inc "Naked in Neon" Polish ($22)

12. Milk Bath Nails

Milk bath nails are the latest trend that’s popping up like spring flowers. You’ll need a soft white nail polish, dried floral decals and a top coat to finish off your milky manicure. 

Get the design: CND "Oat Milk" Polish ($27); Audab Dried Flowers ($15)

13. Sticker Fun

If you’re looking for statement nails, but you’re not the best artist in the world, stickers are just what you need. Start with a base color and let it dry before applying the sticker and sealing it with a top coat. 

Get the design: Olive & June "Bright and Focused" Polish ($9); Furry Friend Sticker Pack ($8)

14. Sparkling Lavender

In the Easter pastel rainbow, lavender reigns supreme. Once you apply the hue, use nail adhesive to sprinkle some colorful foils on top for a shimmery effect. 

Get the design: Sundays "No. 47" Polish ($18); Fandamei Nail Art Kit ($15; $12)

15. Confetti

An Easter parade is not complete without colorful confetti. This manicure plays with negative space and stripes, so there’s no wrong way to try this out. Use a bright nail polish and a striping tool to create short, vertical lines all over your nails.

Get the design: Tenoverten The Sheer Trio Set ($32)

16. Glitter Swirls

Glitter can really make your manicure sparkle for the holiday. Apply a glittery lacquer and then use a nail brush to create three curvy lines to make the design pop. 

Get the design: Beetles Gel Nail Polish ($10; $8); Torokom Nail Art Brushes ($12; $10)

17. Watercolor Fun

Do you remember decorating eggs as a child? This technique brings back happy memories. Use a nail brush to design small and gentle strokes on the white base for a watercolor effect. 

Get the design: Gucci Nail Polish ($33); Maity’s Sponge Nail Brush Set ($10)

18. Aura Nails

Aura nails are huge once again. To get the circular ombré look, start with a drop of polish onto a sponge and pressing it down gently on your nail for a faded effect. 

Get the design: Essie Purple Nail Polish ($10)

19. Ombré

Speaking of ombré, opt for the classic design on your nails instead. Grab your nail polishes and start blending your hues together. 

Get the design: Nailtopia Nail Polish ($10)

20. Polka Dots

This technique involves a bright pink nail polish, a baby blue polish and a dotting tool. Don’t worry about the dot placement as you decorate your nail in fun polka dot style. 

Get the design: Ella + Mila "Macaruin My Diet" Polish ($11); Ella + Mila "Beach Resort Blue" Polish ($11)

21. Easter Eggs

The egg hunt is over—because your nails won, hands down. Use a striping brush to add as many stripes, swirls and dots as you please. 

Get the design: Sally Hansen Peeps Nail Polish ($7); Tocoles Nail Art Brushes ($12; $10)

22. Diagonal Pastels

Sport every color in the pastel rainbow with this diagonal technique. Pick out your favorite polishes and some nail tape to get sharp lines for a chic finish. 

Get the design: Sunday No.44 Polish ($18); Sunday L.09 ($20)

23. Gingham Chic

If you’re attending an Easter brunch, this style complements the occasion. Apply a white nail polish as your base and hand draw the lilac boxes on top. A helpful tip: Find a flat surface to gently work on the design. 

Get the design: Ella + Mila “I Need a Tan” Polish ($11); Ella + Mila “Late Night Tart” Polish ($11)

24. Marvelous Marble

The marble design assures you can rock this mani way past the holiday. It’s minimal, trendy and requires only one shade to get the job done. 

Get the design: OPI “Olive for Green” Polish ($14)

25. Easter Mix

You can never go wrong with a mix and match look to celebrate Easter. Do one or more statement nails with bunnies, rabbits and more. The rest of your nails can get a bright coat of yellow polish to bring the look together. 

Get the design: Olive & June “Not Kale” Polish ($9); Olive & June “Carrot Juice” Polish ($9)

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