Pearl Nail Art Is Taking Over Instagram For Spring

The ideal embellished manicure.

by Natasha Marsh
Pearl nails are the perfect (and most versatile) embellishment to sport in the spring. Both statement-making and understated, they work well for special events as well as everyday affairs. Ahead, six pearl nail ideas destined to brighten up the season.@laurenhousemakeupandbeauty
Max Out

More of a maximalist than a minimalist? Opt for exaggerated pearl art on all five fingers. Look for flat back pearls (or stickers) as they’ll stay better on your nails.

Pastel Fever

Nothing says spring like pastel nails. Remember to apply a top coat after sticking on the pearl to avoid it getting stuck in your hair or clothing.

Negative Space

The negative space nail trend gets a subtle pearl update this spring. Play around with shapes and what you want to highlight in terms of space, and then pop on some pearls for statement accent nails.

Full Green

Capitalize on two major trends here: IT-girl green and pearls. To DIY: Start by painting a sheer base color on your nail and applying glue to the area you want the pearl. Finish up with a nail brush to paint on the tips.

Playful Barbie

Chanel your inner Cher Horowitz with a playful yet chic mani. You can use as many shades of pink as you like! Pro tip: Tweezers make it easier to apply the pearl.

Classic French

If you’re a minimalist, a traditional French manicure with pearl accents is the way to go. This look is elegant and not overwhelming — perfect for every day. For a long-lasting manicure, don’t skip out on a top coat!


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