You’re mostly a ballet-pink type of gal. (OK, sometimes red.) But you recently saw your cool colleague rocking a subtle gilded tip--or your best friend wearing a marbled masterpiece--and it’s got you wondering if you, too, could pull off some art of your own. Here are eight ideas that are just edgy enough to bring you out of your nail rut, without making you feel like you’ve gone too far.
8 Pretty, Minimalist Nail Art Ideas
That won't make you feel 17
French mani? Been there, done that. French mani in an unexpected color combo? Kinda badass.
Better yet, why not try splitting the tip?
Or color block the top altogether since you’re feeling bold now.
Short nails? Add a simple line along one side to subtly elongate them.
Or frame the entire nail with two contrasting colors.
Like a tastefully cutout dress, keep a peekaboo design in your repertoire for any upcoming fancy events. (But, ya know, maybe seek a professional for application.)
But for simply sipping cocktails by the pool, it never hurts to try something a bit more artsy and abstract.
Shaky hands? There’s always the option of nail wraps, like the ones Jamberry makes. They come in hundreds of patterns, so you’re sure to find a demure design to test the waters.