By Savi fullwood-calderon
If you’ve been on Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen some crazy nail designs. It’s clear to see that no longer are the days where you got just a simple colored manicure and call it a day. This doesn’t only go for women; many men are incorporating nail designs to their own personal style as well. Where did the inspiration to do something different with your manicure come from? The fun nail designs we’re seeing lately could be a result of lockdown. During that period of time, we all had to make do with doing our nails at home. I know this to be true for me at least. Doing my own nails at home was not working out for me. It would peel off the next day, it would be sloppy and just not as fun. Of course, during lockdown, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest and Instagram, which is where I found a lot of cute nail designs and continue to find some.
Once nail salons opened up in my hometown, I ran to get a manicure. Filled with excitement, I decided to try one out. I went for a pink nail with pink smiley faces, as pictured. Tons of people gave me compliments on them and it really made me feel put together after so many months of feeling like a mess.
Doing something funky with your nails can help you express your own personality and style. Like makeup, having your nails done really completes an outfit. Makeup, accessories, and clothes are the typical way we express ourselves, however, having different nail designs is the new way to do this. Playing around with colors and designs you find online can be really fun and something to look forward to. Another fun thing about playing around with nails is doing them to match up with the seasons as well; since Thanksgiving was coming up, I decided to do fall colored tips. I wouldn’t normally add brown to a manicure color pallet, but it was fun to try something different and outside of my comfort zone.
For the Christmas season, I plan on doing the fun green squiggly design as pictured. I loved this design because I thought it was really different than your typical red Christmas manicure. I would have never strayed outside of solid color manicures years ago but trying new things can be loads of fun.
If you’re into cool nails as much as I am, how are you going to try out this beauty trend?