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Pearl Nail Art Is Taking Over Instagram For Spring

The ideal embellished manicure.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

@gelsbybry

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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